EXPERIENCE the exciting world of Fernando Torres, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar as LaLiga, the Spanish Football League, brings their Spanish football flavour to Sea Point Promenade, Cape Town, for their first official screening event on Saturday 27 February. Starting time is 1pm.
Rub shoulders with visiting Liga BBVA ambassadors; 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 Atlético de Madrid. Also watching and cheering along with you will be local ambassador and former Bafana Bafana star Stanton “Stiga” Fredericks, along with a host of local football heroes and sporting legends wanting to experience LaLiga with Cape Town’s most passionate fans. To bring our fans even closer to LaLiga, a draw to win a trip to Spain will take place during the event.
This, the first official LaLiga open-viewing fan event 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 LaLiga. 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 LaLiga memorabilia.
“Having just launched LaLiga 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 LaLiga 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 LaLiga 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 Atlético de 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, LaLiga has remained the top league in Europe for the past 5 years and boasts the highest number of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League titles. LaLiga-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.