11/23/2021 at 3:51 p.m. CET
The Vice-President of the Royal Spanish Basketball Federation (RFEB), Antonio de Torres, underlined this Tuesday “the assured success” of the public for Spain-Georgia which will be played on November 29 in Jaén, during the second day of group G of the qualifying phase for the 2023 World Cup.
From Torres, in the presentation of this match in the capital of Jaén, he welcomed the response of the fans, who in just two days sold the five thousand tickets put on sale to attend Spain-Georgia in the Olivo Arena, the pavilion that opens this is the season of the Andalusian city and that it will be eighty percent occupied, which is allowed by the health restrictions due to the pandemic.
“Jaén has invested a lot to have a great facility and made it possible for this international match to take place here, so success is guaranteed because we have the permanent presence of five thousand fans, who will be an important support for the Spanish team,” said declared the vice-president of the RFEB.
The president of the Diputación de Jaén, Francisco Reyes, for his part declared that the match “aroused great expectations among fans of this sport in the provinces and the five thousand tickets on sale were sold in just two days, which shows the interest there is to see the national combined “.
“Today is an important day for our province because we can already host elite national sporting events, which was possible after the inauguration of the Olivo Arena on July 1, which allowed us to place Jaén on the map of major sporting events, ”he stressed.
The mayor of Jaén, Julio MillanHe recalled that “a sporting event of this level had not taken place in this city for a long time”, and thanked “the Provincial Council for its efforts and also the Spanish Basketball Federation for bringing a team that has been a benchmark in recent years… years of national sport.
The former international player Fernando Romay, ambassador of the Royal Spanish Basketball Federation, stressed that Jaén will go down in history for starting a new stage for the Spanish team after the withdrawal of the brothers’ team Pau and Marc Gasol.