May 27 – Spanish clubs Espanyol and Leganés will compensate season-ticket holders for the game’s shutdown by handing out free passes for the 2020-2021 campaign.
Spain’s topflight is on the way back with the league set to kick-off in the second week of June after the game’s unprecedented shutdown in March because of the coronavirus outbreak, but fans will not be able to support their teams in stadia. Games behind closed doors are becoming the new norm because of public health restrictions across the continent.
It may well take much of the summer for fans to return to stadiums in limited numbers. Health experts have cautioned however that mass gatherings should be avoided until there is a vaccine.
Both Espanyol and Leganes have decided to reward their season-ticket holders and compensate them by offering free passes for next season. Previously, Getafe became the first La Liga club to implement such measures. “Leganés will automatically renew all its season-ticket holders for the next season,” said the club. “Taking into account the implications that Covid-19 has brought to the country and specially the city of Leganés, the club wants to compensate its fans and season-ticket holders.”
Espanyol will also reimburse 20% of the value of the fans’ current season ticket.
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