RFEF President Announces There Will Be No More La Liga Matches On Monday Nights Starting Next Season
La Liga fans hate Monday night games. Kickoffs are late, most can’t even attend the matches, and the atmospheres at the stadiums suffer in a big way. Some clubs have even seen fans protest at these games or, in some cases, boycott the fixture altogether. Players have also spoken out about their unhappiness with the scheduling and now something has finally been done about it all.
Spanish Football Federation President Luis Rubiales announced on Friday that there will be no more Monday night matches in La Liga starting next season. “There will be no more football on Monday”, he said via Twitter. “Starting next season in La Liga there will be football on Saturdays and Sundays. We will see what happens with Fridays, if we can reach a good agreement for everyone. Business is important, but the fans are more important.”
Rubiales’s announcement comes one day after La Liga President Javier Tebas revealed that the league was working on possibly doing away with the Monday night games. Tebas, who is the one responsible for La Liga, has yet to comment on the announcement, but it appears as though an agreement has been reached.
Athletic fans will be the ones who will benefit the most from the change. This season alone the Lions have played 8 times on Monday night, more than any other club. In fact, Athletic have played more games on Monday nights since 2012 than anyone else, 29 times, and set a record in the 2013/2014 season by having 11 games at the start of the week. Doing way with Monday night games is a very good thing and shows that La Liga heard the desires of the fans. The change won’t take place until next season, but at least there’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel.
NO HABRÁ MÁS FÚTBOL LOS LUNES.
A partir de la próxima Temporada en @laliga habrá fútbol sábados y domingos 🏟
Veremos qué ocurre con los viernes, si llegamos a un acuerdo bueno para todos.
El negocio es importante pero más los aficionados 👨👩👧👦
Somos la @rfef#SomosFútbol 👟⚽ pic.twitter.com/hp8R01hPSv
— Luis Rubiales (@LuisRubiales) March 1, 2019