The Copa del Rey final slated for 30th of May between Athletic Bilbao and Barcelona, will hold at the home base of the Catalan club, Camp Nou.
The Spanish Football Federation announced this development recently. The fixture was meant to hold at the Santiago Bernabeu, the same stadium that hosted the 2013 final of the same event.
Real Madrid refused to host the final and the other option, Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez Pijuan is set to hold a medical during the same week.
After hours of deliberation between representatives from both clubs proved fruitless, the Spanish Football Federation took matters into its hands.
Camp Nou came out on top with 26 votes to host the event against 18 who opted for Bilbao’s San Mames.
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