HomeNewsStadiaFootballSpain

Chinese clubs complete LaLiga fact-finding trip

Fifteen Chinese football clubs have completed a fact-finding mission to Spain to learn more about LaLiga.

Chinese Super League vice-president Yan Peixue told the Xinhua news agency that the clubs visited various LaLiga clubs, including Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid and Getafe, and observed matchday management, as well as broadcast coverage operations.

“LaLiga is a long-established competition, and its history is unmatched, but we can learn a lot from its business organisation, including the creation of a business environment between clubs,” Yan said.

“In 2004, the average CSL crowd size was 10,600. That figure now stands at 24,068. Next year, we have set ourselves the goal of continuing to close the gap between the CSL and other major championships.”

LaLiga’s head of international development, Óscar Mayo, added: “Through our experience in Spain and abroad, we can offer advice on competition, safety, pitch maintenance and more, and at the same time, learn from the best practices of clubs in different countries.”

LaLiga’s vice-general manager for China, Zhang Le, said that the fact-finding visit represented a “mutual learning process”, with the Spanish body also holding ambitions of expanding its footprint across Asia.

Most recent

Three-times World Series winners the San Francisco Giants are turning property developers with the Mission Rock mixed-use development across the way from their Oracle Park home. Barry M. Bloom examines a project 15 years in the making.

IPO prospectus for parent company of the Infront agency and Ironman triathlon operator reveals strategy to focus on mass participation in China and predictions for the growth of the Chinese sports sector.

The Campeonato Brasileiro Série A will be the only major football league in the world without international, local-language distribution in 2019. Callum McCarthy looks at why Brazilian club football lags behind its European counterparts.

The United States Tennis Association's successful bid to host the inaugural Fortnite World Cup finals at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York, is part of a wider strategy to introduce the refurbished facility to a new and younger audience. Story by Bob Williams.