La Liga to return August 22/23 | July 6, 2015
Javier Tebas, LFP president, confirmed La Liga’s start will be the weekend of August 22. He wanted the season to start a week earlier but the Superior Sport Council (CSD) sided with the RFEF, who stated that the later start date better coincides with UEFA’s calendar.
Barcelona and Sevilla will meet in the UEFA Super Cup on August 11, and the Spanish Supercopa between Barcelona and Athletic Club is reportedly set for August 8 and 14.
Last month Tebas also announced some changes to league kickoff times.
- Saturdays: Kickoffs will be pushed from 6pm to 6:15pm (to accommodate British law, which prohibits live football from being screened between 3:45 and 6:15)
- Sundays: Kickoffs will switch from 5pm to 4pm and 9pm to 8:30pm