Las Palmas president Miguel Ángel Ramírez wants the club’s next home game against Girona to be played with fans, despite the Ministry of Health and La Liga stating that games must be played behind closed doors.
Speaking on UD Radio, the club’s radio station, Ramírez revealed the fixture due to take place on June 13 could be the first football match in Europe attended by fans since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
“We will comply with all of the measures that the authorities ask of us and we can announce that Las Palmas fans will be able to attend the stadium to cheer on their team from June 13 against Girona. I have just been speaking to Ángel Víctor Torres (president of the Canary Islands government) and Antonio Morales (Cabildo president), and due to our circumstances, we could be the only club in the top two divisions to play again with fans in the ground.“
The islands of La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa have received official clearance to move to Phase 3 of Spain’s lockdown de-escalation plan. It has been reported the larger islands, including Gran Canaria, could move out of Phase 2 next week. Ramírez believes such easing in social distancing measures will make it possible for fans to attend the club’s first match at the estadio de Gran Canaria since the 2019-20 Segunda Division season was put on hold in March.