MALAGA – An evening to remember for many spectators among the 30,000-strong crowd at the La Rosaleda stadium in Malaga on Saturday evening. They witnessed the Kings and Queens Cup, organised by former professional footballer Gerard Piqué.
The event offered a fascinating mix of amateur football, live music, fireworks and even unconventional rules. All tickets were sold out for the spectacle that brought together some of the best-known Spanish and Latin American content creators. Streamers like Ibai, known to young and old, were the stars of the evening. They played football-7 matches under new, unique rules. These competitions, interspersed with concerts, spectacular fireworks, and guest appearances by famous faces, kept the audience captivated for six hours.
Overwhelming turnout and traffic chaos
Expectations were high and the fans did not disappoint. Around noon, the streets around the stadium were already full of enthusiastic spectators. By 3.00 pm, the access roads to the stadium were so clogged that the event started with only half the planned capacity. Kiko Rivera kicked off the evening with his latest hit ‘El mambo’. Then Joaquín, once an idol of the local fans, made a spectacular comeback.
The evening culminated with the victory of Ultimate Móstoles, led by streamer DjMaRiiO, who defeated Los Troncos by a score of 6-1. The event ended with a spectacular fireworks show.
Looking ahead to next year, Gerard Piqué has already announced that the Kings and Queens Cup will return to Málaga. The organisers indicated several times that they were impressed by the enthusiasm of the public in the southern Spanish city.
The success of the Kings and Queens Cup in Malaga matches the success achieved at the end of March this year with 92,000 people present at Camp Nou and with the most memorable finals at the Cívitas Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid with more than 57,000 people.
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