«We are crazy to open Las Ventas and that the season does not go blank»




The company Plaza-1, awarded the management of the bullring of Sales, has extended sine die his decision not to run or bullfight at the Monumental, property of the Community of Madrid, due to the Covid-19 crisis.

“Given the impossibility of guaranteeing compliance with the sanitary measures specified in order 668/2020 of June 19, 2020 of the Ministry of Health of the Community of Madrid, which establishes preventive measures to deal with the health crisis caused by the Covid-19, the suspension of the bullfighting festivities in the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas is extended until the necessary sanitary conditions exist that fully guarantee the safety of the spectators. Starting next week the company will contact season subscribers to start the refund of the amount of your subscriptions», Says the communiqué of Plaza 1.

The managing director of the Center for Bullfighting Affairs, Miguel Abellán, He clarified to ABC that it is not “a definitive suspension of the season.” What happens then? “The company has filed an appeal in which it understands that the Health security measures to avoid possible infections, due to the peculiarity of the square in access and exit, and Taking into account the average age of the fans, most of them older people with risks, they do not make opening the plaza feasible ». Any option that later and in the Autumn Fair are there bulls? “We are going to try as much as possible. We are crazy to open the square and that the season does not go blank, “says Abellán.

Of finally sounding the bugles in the Veno arena, the legal adviser of the Bullfighting Center, Enrique Alcorta, He explained that a formula of economic rebalancing is being studied, given the high royalty, suspended for the moment, and the non-exploitation of the arena.

The Madrid bullfighter made these demonstrations to ABC this Tuesday at the gatherings of the banderilleros and picadores in front of the Ministry of Labor. «I am here supporting my sector seeing that the aid promised by the Minister Uribes, Minister Yolanda Díaz is systematically denying them when bullfighters are recognized as artists. We understand that they are committing a criminal act ”. And she added: agogue We feel cheated, disappointed and ignored. I think that in this country, citizens should all be equal before the law, with equal rights and opportunities. This sector contributes huge amounts of money, with fees, VAT and Social Security, and all these professionals are sentenced to most absolute povertyto. We understand that personal taste prevails and an ideology that wants to suffocate bullfighting. We claim a right, the Constitution protects us ».


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