Spanish Federation of American Football shuts down games

The Spanish Federation of American Football, (Federación Española de Fútbol Americano, FEFA), has followed the lead of a growing number of nations and temporarily suspended all games, except one, for the next two weeks at least.

The move comes as no surprise as the world responds to the rapid, ever-growing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports has announced that all sporting events, professional and amateur at the state and international level are to be held without spectators. Many cities and municipalities in Spain have suspended all recreational and sports activities and closed facilities as well.

Faced with this situation, FEFA has temporarily suspended all games until the end of March which means on the weekends of March 14-15 and March 21-22 no games will be played with the exception of the game between the Mallorca Voltors and Fuengirola Potros (unless the field is closed) scheduled for Sunday, March 15. If the facilities, the Poliesportiu Son Moix in Palma de Mallorca, are not closed, that game will be played without a crowd.

FEFA has prepared a new league schedule but this will be subject to decisions made by government health authorities as this ongoing crisis deepens. The Spanish league had reached the halfway point of the regular season with the teams having played five games.


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