Request for the time of the Copa del Rey final to be changed
Both FC Barcelona and Sevilla ask for the game to be moved to an earlier time of the evening for the benefit of the supporters
FC Barcelona and Sevilla have made a request to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to change the scheduled 9.30pm CET kick-off time of the Copa del Rey final.
Both clubs prefer the final to take place at either 6.00pm or 7.00pm CET as the match falls on a Sunday (May 22), meaning that the next day is a working day.
With both sets of fans needing to return to their respective homes from Madrid, the current kick-off would mean that they would not get back to Barcelona and Seville until extremely early in the morning of Monday.
Therefore, both clubs want to make it public that the selection of the time of the final is a matter of will, and the fact that neither even have wanted to attend a requested of both clubs is a blatant disregard of sensitivity to both entities and their fans.
Any kick-off time beyond 7.00pm is absolutely rejected by both clubs, who have come together to demand respect for their interests and assert their opinions on the Copa del Rey final.