Rumours have been circulating that two of Europe’s greatest soccer club might be hailing the entertainment capital of the world this coming summer.
Promoters are planning to organise a match between Spain’s Real Madrid and Barcelona at the new NFL stadium in Las Vegas.
If plans fall through, the match will be the first sporting event to take place at Allegiant Stadium. The venue built to house the Raiders who switched their home grounds from Oklahoma to Nevada.
It is noteworthy. That the Stadium cost around1.9 billion to build. The venue will be ready to host its first NFL season which is scheduled to begin in September.
“We are always exploring compelling matches, but at this time, no ICC matches are finalized,” said Ben Sosenko, spokesman for the tournament organizer, Relevent Sports Group.
Other facilities under consideration
US summer tour promoters are considering other venues to host the match between the European teams. This includes SoFi Stadium as well as the new NFL stadium in greater Los Angeles.
It is expected that the match will be part of the International Champions Cup. The championship is organised yearly during the European clubs’ pre-season in the US.
This is not the first time the two team play infant of American fans. They have previously played in Miami in 2017.
More about the friendly Cup
The friendly International Champions Cup will see its eights edition this summer with the biggest European teams from Europe competing.
Benfica was able to win last year’s edition of the tournament among 12 teams which competed which also included;
12 teams competed and this included;
- Manchester United
- Bayern Munich
- Inter Milan
- AC Milan
- Atletico Madrid
- Real Madrid
Future plans at Allegiant Stadium
Currently, the only; scheduled match at Allegiant Stadium is the UNLC football games which will start at the end of summer. Moreover, there is a Pac-12 football championship game and one Las Vegas Bowl planned to take place at the venue.
Attempts to arrange a La Liga regular-season match in the United States
Relevant, the sports and entertainment company that operates the International Champions Cup has struck a 15-year promotional deal with Spain’s La Liga.
The deal ensures that at least one La Liga match is played in the US every season for the period of the deal.
“Joining with Relevent . . . is a major milestone in our international expansion strategy,” La Liga international development director Oscar Mayo said in a statement.
“It’s a 15-year deal, but we want to start building the brand now, and the best way for the American people to realize that La Liga is probably the best football league in the world in terms of quality soccer is with a regular season match,” Stillitano said. “We want to get that out there.”
This deal will definitely bring American fans closer to their favourite La Liga teams and will raise more awareness about the league.