Las Palmas hope to play rest of the season with fans

MADRID (AFP) – Las Palmas President Miguel Angel Ramirez said on Monday he hoped the club will be able to play home games with fans for the rest of the season.

The outfit based in the Canary Islands play in Spain’s second tier, and are set to return to competitive action against Girona on June 13.

The Spanish government has so far indicated all football fixtures should only be staged behind closed doors.

“We can become the only stadium in the big leagues to play again with the supporters in the stands,” Ramirez said on the club’s radio station.

“We will comply with everything the authorities ask of us and we can announce next week that Las Palmas fans will be able to attend the stadium to cheer on their team, from June 13 against Girona.”

Ramirez said he is negotiating with the local authorities in Gran Canaria, which has been less-affected by coronavirus than other areas of Spain.