In the biggest club match of the year, Spain’s top-flight league has organized a rooftop viewing party in New York City for soccer fans to watch el Clásico between Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Entrance to the viewing party is completely free, but you’ll need to register ahead of time at www.laliga.es/elclasiconyc.
As well as getting the opportunity to watch el Clásico from the rooftop of 230 Fifth Avenue, which features expansive, panoramic views of the New York skyline, you’ll also get the chance to see Raúl González Blanco and other special guests. The stars will be making appearances at the event.
It’s the first time-ever that La Liga has hosted a viewing party for el Clásico in the United States. The event will take place in New York City on Sunday, April 23rd from 10am to 7pm, with a 2:45pm kickoff (local time).
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Zinedine Zidane’s side are three points ahead of Barcelona in the race for the 2016/17 La Liga title, so the pressure is on Barcelona to deliver a result at Santiago Bernabéu in the Spanish capital.
The free, day-long event will give domestic and international sports fans a taste of Spain – from soccer to cuisine to entertainment, and demonstrate a new platform of international expansion for La Liga brand. The venue will feature exhibition displays from FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF, an interactive soccer tech zone, music and live entertainment, a rooftop mini soccer pitch, as well as large screen TVs throughout the 24,000-square foot venue to watch the match.
Special appearances will be made by Raúl González Blanco, a legendary Spanish player of La Liga, along with other guests. Raúl currently serves the role as Country Manager for La Liga’s USA office, which opened in January 2016 to cultivate its American fan base, implement the Spanish soccer philosophy through grassroots efforts, and achieve business growth through partnerships, sponsorships, promotions, publicity and social media.
‘With the opening of our LaLiga USA office just over a year ago, it is time for us to officially introduce ourselves to our American fans,” says Raúl. “El Clásico provides the perfect moment for us to do this, showcasing the best of what Spanish soccer has to offer while celebrating the incredible fan base that we have in this country, especially here in New York City.”