FC Barcelona, Girona FC and LaLiga have put in a written request to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for permission to play the Week 21 match between Girona FC and FC, scehduled for the weekend of 26 January, at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, United States at 20:45 CET (Spanish time).
The letter, signed by Josep María Bartomeu, Delfí Geli and Javier Tebas - presidents of FC Barcelona, Girona FC and LaLiga respectively, was sent yesterday evening. Making a formal, written request signed by the three principal parties is the first step to getting the go-ahead for the match to take place.
Fans to gain compensation
One area highlighted by LaLiga in the written request was ensuring that local season ticket holders on both sides are compensated for not being able to attend the Week 21 game. Supporters Federation Aficiones Unidas (AFEPE), have given their approval of the compensation system put forward.
The LaLiga match in Miami would come within the LaLiga North América scheme - a joint venture announced last month concerning a long-term alliance betwen LaLiga and Relevent. LaLiga North America's principal objective is to promote football in the United States and Canada.