Sunday, February 25, 2024

‘We’re not changing the rules’ – Fox Sports

Liga MX will continue to operate without promotion or relegation.

Mikel Arriola, president of the organization, closed the door to the teams of the Expansion League, ensuring that soccer in Mexico remains without promotion or relegation, and they will do nothing to change this rule.

In recent days, Cancún FC defeated Atlante in the Apertura 2023 Final, for the Expansion League, and with this rumors were released about a possible promotion or compliance with the First Division, if the rules imposed of the League was changed. Liga MX or expanding the number of teams in the upper circuit to 20, something that was finally cleared by Arriola.

“We will see what happens in the assembly, but there will be no change in the rules. It will be seen in due time, but no, it is not considered now,” said Arriola on the renewal of BBVA’s sponsorship of Liga MX, which he continues until 2026.


Mikel Arriola assured that one of the reasons for not changing the rules, or expanding the number of teams, is because they want to take care of the investment of the owners of Liga MX and Expansión MX.

A few days ago, Jeff Lunhow, owner of Cancún FC, told ESPN that, since there is no promotion or relegation, there is a risk that foreign investments will be taken away from soccer in Mexico.

“I spoke with Jeff (Lunhow) on Sunday, I congratulate them, because Cancún is an important plaza. And how do we comply so that investments continue to come? Not changing the rules, creating an environment predictable for investors in the First Division and the Expansion League.

“The central element is that they know what the rules of the game are, so they can continue to bring investments, considering that the differences in the value of the Expansion League in the MX League, sometimes orders of 50 or 60 times more. of the value of the equipment. There we continue to work hard so that the sources of income resources, of the Expansion teams, are better, they are greater over time, so that this difference will be reduced,” Arriola said.

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