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Ekstraklasa will host the next Super Cup game of Poland abroad?

By | 11th December 2013

Polish football fans abroad could soon see their favourite home teams playing closer to them if news on Ekstraklasa thinking of moving the next Super Cup match become true. The Polish top tier professional football league is currently considering moving the game to a Western European country in order to raise advertising revenues in the near future, according to

It is believed that Ekstraklasa eyes a potential sponsorship deal with a betting operator, avoiding strict local gambling regulation, which prevents foreign-based online betting operators from advertising at local sports events.

By organizing the competition in another country, such regulations would not apply, leaving the door open for Ekstraklasa to sign a sponsorship agreement with a gambling operator, what would contribute to help raising the profile of local football abroad and increase advertising revenues from the competition, something the organization has long stated as one of their goals.

News broke out after top tier Poland’s professional football league Chief Executive, Boguslaw Biszof, confirmed so to local daily Przeglad Sportowy. “I am confirming that we are currently holding talks related to hosting the Super Cup match abroad, obviously in a country with a large Polish population,” Mr. Biszof said.

As reported by the website, UK and Ireland seem to be two of the top candidates, for they both host large Polish communities. The perfect example of such statement came in recent World Cup Qualifier played at Wembley Stadium between England and Poland, which was attended by 20,000 Polish fans.

Alternatively, neighbouring Germany could also be considered as a potential host country, because it is home of a big Polish community that has positively integrated in local football environments, as proved by Borussia Dortmund.

The Polish Super Cup has been hosted on irregular basis between the winner of Ekstraklasa and the winner of the Polish Football Cup. Since the first Super Cup game back in 1980, the competition has been organized as many as 26 times. However, in 2013 the match was not organized.

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  1. Will England´s go to China or a Commonwealth country?

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