Javier Tebas has compared the high prices to watch the EA Sports League with what cubatas cost in Spain. At a conference on piracy, organized by the League itself, the president of the employers’ association pointed out that the price to be able to enjoy their competition “is more or less 10 euros a day” and he did not hesitate to make a not very accurate simile. : “It’s more or less what a cubata is worth and we rarely miss out on going out.”
The Spanish League is the most expensive in Europe, far exceeding the monthly prices to be able to enjoy the Premier in England, Serie A in Italy, the Bundesliga in Germany and Ligue 1 in France. The price exceeds 100 euros per month in the two operators that give their packages the possibility of enjoying all the competition matches.
However, according to Tebas the price is more than affordable. At least, this was reflected in the event organized on piracy in Valencia, where the president of the CSD, Víctor Francos, was also present. There, the boss of the employers’ association has made a series of statements for which, according to his calculations, the daily price to be able to watch the entire League is 10 euros a day.
The president of the association considers that the prices are so high because “it is linked to a package with telephone, ADSL, etc.”, but he does not believe that this is the problem why there is so much piracy in Spanish football. In fact, Tebas does not think that the prices are that expensive, since “if you do the calculation, it comes out to 10 euros a day”, something that Tebas has compared to the price of cubatas. «It’s almost the same as a cubata in Spain, which charges up to 20 euros, and we rarely miss out on going out. For that amount you can watch a lot of sport,” he pointed out.
The audiences pay for it
The high price it costs to watch football in Spain has caused more and more sporting events to surpass EA Sports League matches in audiences. Without going any further, last Sunday, the Formula 1 race attracted more viewers in front of the television than the Real Madrid match. A more than revealing fact about the crisis in which Spanish football is immersed.
Fans are not willing to pay more than 100 euros per month to watch top-flight matches, which has led them to switch to other sports. While Carlos Sainz’s victory in the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix brought together 685,000 people to watch, the match in which the white team beat Real Sociedad had a smaller audience.
The meeting between the two, which ended with a 2-1 victory for Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu, was the most watched of the day. But not even those could exceed the number of people who watched the Formula 1 race, since they remained at 637,000 spectators.
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