The stadium of the Supercopa of Spain, without light due to non-payment

Ibn Battouta Stadium in Tangier

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Ibn Battouta Stadium in Tangier, where the Spanish Supercup will be played between Seville and Barcelona.

The stadium Ibn Battouta de Tangier spent more than 24 hours without power, after the local operator, Amendis, decided to cut it due to non-payment. The company in charge of the installation, the National Society for the Realization and Management of Stadiums (Sonarges), has pending the receipt of the receipts of the last six months.

Sources consulted by the agency EFE assure that it is a punctual question and that the party between Seville and Barcelona is not in danger, since “this will end up solving yes or yes”. The social pressure is very strong, as both national and local Moroccan authorities are pushing for the event to be a success.

It is the last controversial chapter of a game that, only because of the format and place to be played, has started badly. Sevilla has been the one who has led the protests, and has even called for a boycott from a section of the Andalusian fans. Criticism towards Luis Rubiales and his confrontation with Pepe Castro, president of the state of Seville, have intensified in recent days, so the news of the power outage only increases the tension in this regard.

However, the election of Tangier and, in particular, of Ibn Battouta, nor it is scoop of Spain or its Football Federation. In 2011 and in 2017, the 'Champions' Trophy' (equivalent to the Spanish Super Cup) was hosted, which faced Olympique de Lyon against Lille and PSG against Monaco respectively.


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