lTo Spanish Futsal Cupwhich will be held at the Palacio de los Deportes in Cartagena from March 21 to 24 next year, will cement the Murcia region as the “authentic home of Spanish indoor football,” according to regional president Fernando López Miras.
During the presentation of the event, which took place this Monday at the future headquarters of the Championship, the President of Murcia emphasized that this competition, which will bring together the eight best-placed teams at the end of the first round of the season The current indoor football section of the First League will ” ensuring that the region welcomes a large number of athletes and fans and consolidates it as the authentic home of Spanish indoor football.”
He also recalled that the agreement reached at the time between the government he heads and the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) will allow seven top competitions of the sport to be held in Murcia, including the King’s Cup and the Queen’s Cup. and the Spanish Super Cup in the next two seasons.
“With these events, we not only recognize our teams, but also extend them to their fans, to the thousands of followers who demonstrate their passion and loyalty for this sport every week.” noted López Miras, who appreciated “the vocation and the enormous organizational capacity” of the region for these types of events.
The Spanish Cup, “a sport in which our country is a world power and in which the Murcia region has two first-class clubs in the highest national category,” will return to the region in 23 years, according to the regional president. Then the games that have been held at the Palacio de los Deportes in the capital since 2001 and where Antena 3 Boomerang from Madrid won the championship.
Previously, in 1995 and 1997, the tournament was also held in the capital Segura with the titles ElPozo and Maspalomas Sol de Europa from the Canary Islands.
ElPozo Murcia Costa Clida and Jimbee Cartagena, who are currently second and fifth in the table, are aiming to take part in this event. The two clubs had the presence this Monday of their presidents, Miguel ngel Jimnez from Cartagena and José Antonio Bolarn from Murcia.
In the women’s sector, two other clubs in the region compete in the highest category, STV Roldán FSF and La Boca Te La Futsal Alcantarilla, “which have and will have an outstanding importance that they have acquired through their own merits,” explained the president.
All matches of this Spanish Cup will be broadcast live on television, making the promotion coincide with the start of Holy Week in Cartagena, declared of international tourist interest.
The event was also attended by the Mayor of Cartagena, Noelia Arroyo; the president of the Football Association of the Region of Murcia (FFRM), José Miguel Monje Carrillo; and Juan Carlos Fulgencio, Renfe Institutional Relations Delegate in Valencia and Murcia, sponsor of the Cup.
For her part, Noelia Arroyo highlighted the economic impact of the tournament, which amounted to ten million euros, explaining that it will be “a great showcase for the city”. “It will help Cartagena continue to grow as a host of large sporting events.” “And it will also allow us to project the tourist attractions of the city and Holy Week.”
In addition, the Cartagena City Council announced that the palace will be remodeled with an investment of around 100,000 euros, lighting will be improved and repairs will be carried out in the four main dressing rooms, while the capacity for this event will be temporarily expanded to 5,000 seats.
For his part, Monje Carrillo, president of the RFEF National Futsal Committee, praised the team “The region’s historic commitment to hosting major indoor football competitions.” “Here is one of the most beautiful pavilions in Spain, which will even improve its performance to celebrate a Spanish Cup in a place like Cartagena, where there are great fans,” he explained .