The Spanish football League, La Liga, will be bringing their Spanish football flavour to Sea Point Promenade, Cape Town, for their first official screening event on Saturday, 27 February.
Fans will be able to rub shoulders with visiting La Liga ambassadors; including former Spanish International and Valencia midfielder, Gaizka Mendieta, and Patrick Kluivert, former Dutch International and Barcelona striker, while watching live the highlight of the day, the Madrid Derby with Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
To bring the fans even closer to La Liga, a draw to win a trip to Spain will take place during the event. This is the first official La Liga open-viewing fan event that will take place on the Sea Point Promenade opposite the Winchester Mansions; ensuring that access to all fans is as easy as possible, and people of all ages are encouraged to attend the event to show their love for La Liga.
Merchandise giveaways and ambassador signing sessions for all in attendance will be taking place, so be sure to get there early to get a chance to walk away with a piece of La Liga memorabilia.
“Having just launched La Liga in South Africa, with a view to expansion into the rest of Africa, we’re so excited to get a chance now to watch such an important La Liga game with our fans in beautiful Cape Town, especially considering we’ll be watching with some of our international legends and passionate Spanish soccer fans from sunny South Africa,” says La Liga President Javier Tebas.
The event is free for anyone to attend, and will also feature kids’ clinics and educational workshops, interactive games and activities, and of course, a massive screen to watch the main attraction; the game between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid which kicks off at 5pm.
Refreshments will be on sale, and once-in-a-lifetime player signing sessions and photo opportunities taking place prior to the game screening.
According to UEFA’s measurements, La Liga has remained the top league in Europe for the past five years and boasts the highest number of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League titles. La Liga-based players have also won the highest number of FIFA World Player of the Year, Ballon d’Or awards and UEFA Best Player in Europe Awards. The league’s players have consistently dominated annual FIFPro World XI and UEFA Team of the Year places.