As campaigning begins on 5th December for regional elections in Catalonia that will shape Spain and affect the whole of Europe, Dominic Bliss looks at how independence for the region would impact on the Spanish sports economy.
Spanish football club Barcelona has struck a strategic partnership with theme park company Parques Reunidos and has outlined plans to develop an academy project in the United States as it stated its long-term commitment to LaLiga amid Catalonia’s ongoing drive for independence.
Spanish LaLiga football club Barcelona has exceeded the €700m ($834.3m) revenue mark for the first time and has said it expects to become the world’s top earning sports club for the current 2017-18 season.
A Spanish court has today (Friday) withdrawn a 21-month sentence handed to Lionel Messi for tax fraud, and instead issued the Argentine football superstar with a fine of €250,000 ($285,600).
The MotoGP motorcycling championship has sealed a five-year extension to its race contract with the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, a deal that means it has tied down fresh agreements with three of its four Spanish venues in 2016.
Spanish LaLiga football club Barcelona has named Òscar Grau as its new chief executive.