Spanish Football League Resuming in June

June 8th will mark the date when La Liga, the Spanish Football League, is permitted to resume their activities. This follows after three months of the regular matches being postponed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Information regarding the resumption of seasonal events was made by Pedro Sanchez, the Spanish Prime Minister. He revealed on May 22nd that multiple aspects regarding the lockdown restrictions would be lifted. All sporting venues in Spain will be permitted to resume after the first week of June.

Spanish Civilians are now anticipating an influx of available competitions to view online. They won’t be permitted to attend these venues in-person, avoiding the possibility of a 2nd wave. It should be noted that La Liga doesn’t believe they’ll resume their operations on the 8th but instead on the 12th. That’s become logistical challenges will need to be met before matches can be returned. No official date has been confirmed yet, with organizers reviewing the health security protocols required to protect their players and team personnel. This extends towards the on-site staff that will sanitize the stadiums.

La Liga hasn’t been permitted to play football since March 12th, which is the time that Spain began experiencing an influx of COVID-19 Infections. Travellers leaving Italy back to their home nation of Spain had contracted the virus. It’s prompted a tense relationship between the two sister countries, which is expected to fall out and return to normal after COVID-19.

When questioned on their thoughts behind Pedro Sanchez’s decision, the La Liga President remarked his shock over Twitter. Javier Tebas informed his followers that their pleased with this decision but didn’t officially thank the Prime Minister. Instead, the LL President said the resumption is because of the incredible work of his players, coaches, agents, and clubs. These sentiments received minor backlash because these individuals would’ve played no factor in Pedro Sanchez reopening sports.

Football Clubs in Spain’s La Liga resumed their training at officially designated facilities earlier this month. Players like Lionel Messi were seen training individually, standing upwards of 50-Feet between their teammates. This level of training has never been seen in La Liga History, which must be implemented to protect players from possibly contracting the novel coronavirus.