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La Liga: Spain considering allowing soccer fans to return to matches

La Liga: Spain considering allowing soccer fans to return to matches

  • Jun 03, 2020
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MADRID: The Spanish health ministry said on Tuesday that the Spanish Health Ministry is considering whether to allow fans to return to soccer fields when the season resumes later in June after a three-month pause due to the new Coronavirus pandemic. Health Emergency Coordinator, Fernando Simon said on Tuesday.Simon explained that the areas that have gone through the third phase of the de-escalation process could be allowed to hold matches with spectators, but added that it could be prevented from doing so for sporting fairness.The top flight will start again on June 11, with the Segunda Division resuming  a day later, and the LEGA organizer said that all matches should be played without follow-up to avoid a second wave of coronavirus outbreaks.Read More: Premier League to restart on June 17But second-tie Las Palmas began a discussion about the return of the fans after their boss, Miguel Angel Ramirez, said he hoped fans could attend his first match against Girona.Simon said the issue was discussed on Tuesday in an online meeting between Health Minister Salvador Illa and Sports Minister Irene Lozano and four La Liga players, including Gerard Pique from Barcelona and Coke from Atletico Madrid.He added that the players and the sports department do not want supporters at the matches until each club is allowed to take them back."The Sports Department agreed with this matter with the players," said Simon. "This decision was not made by the Ministry of Health because it is not something we take into account when assessing the risks.""We did not give a firm answer as it is clear that we are not yet in a position to do so, but it is true that the Minister of Health has promised to assess the risks. If the region is in the third stage (the fans who attend the matches) they will." It is evaluated. "Spain, one of the countries most affected by the virus in Europe, imposed a strict lockdown in March but eased restrictions according to the progress made in each region.Most of the provinces are expected to move to the third stage starting June 8, with the exception of the Madrid region, Barcelona province, and some of Castille Leon provinces.La Liga president  Javier Tebas said the organization plans to return the fans to the stadiums in the next season, which will start on September 12, as long as they receive the green light from the health authorities.Read More: Italian Football Federation considers allowing fans into stadiums in JulyArticle Source: newsbrig.com

LaLiga Virtual Stand | LaLiga will use "virtual stand" and fans sound for broadcasting

  • Jun 08, 2020
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LaLiga Virtual Stand: Madrid, June 8 (IANS), LaLiga has announced that they will use virtualization of stands simulation for television broadcasts alongside the fan voices of FIFA video game in the remaining eleven days of the 2019/20 season.The season will return to work on June 11 with a local derby between Sevilla and Real Betis and there will be matches for the next seven days after a break of more than two months due to the COVID-19 epidemic.Spain's national broadcasters will offer their viewers the "natural" broadcast option for games that are played behind closed doors without fans, but the international audience will only receive enhanced streams with additional audio and graphics.The stands will be virtual and will always provide you with a wide picture of seating enthusiasts in the local club colors. To develop this digital experience, LaLiga teamed up with the Norwegian company VIZRT, which also works with other European leagues.In the moments when the game stops, this fan image can be transformed into a canvas that matches the color of the local team and will carry institutional messages among other things.LaLiga said in a statement that the virtual voice was obtained through cooperation with EA SPORTS FIFA in a project called SOund of the Stands.Through this, the official audio library of LaLiga EA Sponsor, which was recorded in real stadiums, was used and digitally adapted so that it could be implemented in real-time during the match. It will adapt to the flow of the game because when certain situations occur, such as a goal or a foul, creating what is known as atmospheric sound. ""We have made these broadcasting changes so fans can enjoy the LaLiga," said league president Javier Tebas. "We are working with global partners to provide a great experience to the viewers. We are in an exceptional situation, but it was important for us to be able to adapt and provide attractive and direct broadcasts to our fans."Barcelona led the LaLiga race, after collecting 58 points in 27 games. Clasico competitors Real Madrid occupy second place with 56 points, while Sevilla complete the top 3 with 47 points.The league (LaLiga) is following in the footsteps of the Bundesliga, which has become the first European league to resume its season. Meanwhile, the Premier League has also announced June 17 a date for return.Img source: LaLiga, goalArticle source: IANSAlso Read: Premier League allows 5 substitutes when season restarts