When the Miami Dolphins and Relevant Sports announced El Clasico Miami earlier this year ,it was nearly impossible to understand the demand for tickets and media access. Demand for media access to the match and the events around the match have been high as the match which takes place Saturday has proven to be a major tourist boon for the region.
The official match broadcaster ESPN is providing what one source at the network called “Super Bowl like wraparound coverage,” of what is the first El Clasico game between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona to be contested outside Spain in nearly 30 years.
ESPN’s coverage is as follows:
- Live Match Telecast on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes
- SportsCenter on the Road from El Clásico Miami Starts Wednesday, July 26
- Weeklong El Clásico Content on ESPN FC on TV – One-Hour Special on ESPN, July 29
- ESPN Deportes’ SportsCenter on the Road, Fuera de Juego, Fútbol Center at El Clásico
- 25 On-Air Commentators to Cover El Clásico Festivities in Miami
Match day Saturday July 29 ESPN is planing this coverage:
- ESPN: Jon Champion (play-by-play), analyst Taylor Twellman
- ESPN Deportes/ESPN2: Fernando Palomo (play-by-play), analyst Hugo Sánchez and reporter Jose del Valle
- ESPN Deportes Radio: Jorge Ramos and Hernán Pereyra
|Sat, Jul 29||1:20 p.m.||Fútbol Center||ESPN Deportes|
|2-5 p.m.||SportsCenter on the Road||ESPN Deportes|
|5 p.m.||ESPN FC on TV||ESPN|
|5-6:30 p.m.||Fútbol Center||ESPN Deportes|
|6 p.m.||SportsCenter on the Road||ESPN|
|6:30-7:30 p.m.||Fuera de Fuego||ESPN Deportes|
|7:30-10 p.m.||El Clásico Miami –
FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
|ESPN, ESPN Deportes (simulcast on ESPN2 at 8 p.m.), ESPN Deportes Radio|
In addition to ESPN’s extensive wall-to-wall coverage media from Europe and South America in addition to many of the usual American-based reporters have descended on south Florida to cover this week’s festivities. It’s worth noting that these two sides will face each other again twice in August in the Spanish Supercopa, a matchup which was determined after the announcement of this match in Miami.