The Spanish summit for the Ryder Cup 2031

It is an event with a budget of 500 million dollars, with tickets ranging from 53 euros to the standard 277

by Andrea Gussoni
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The Spanish summit for the Ryder Cup 2031
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Representatives of the Spanish Golf Federation, European Tour and the team of Dennis O'Brien, the Irish owner of the PGA Catalunya resort in Caldes de Malavella (Girona), meet today to study the viability of the Spanish candidacy for the Ryder Cup 2031, the most attractive proposal at the moment.

Ryder Cup 2031, situation

With the construction of a third course at Camiral Golf & Wellness ruled out due to the Generalitat's refusal to disburse that money, the meeting will focus on seeing how part of both courses (36 holes) could be adapted to achieve a course that meets the requirements now requested by the golf confrontation between the United States and Europe.

The superb reception that the last two editions have had in the Old Continent, Paris 2018 and Rome 2023, and the change produced especially on the tee of hole 1, adding gigantic stands as in the Golf Nacional (6,928 spectators) or the Marco Simone in Rome, for 5,000, has made this condition indispensable.

Even for the next editions on European soil, both the one in 2027 in Adare Manor (Ireland) and the one in 2031, the aim is to expand the seats to over 10,000. We must also make room for the tent area, not only the conventional one where Ryder merchandising is sold, more than 10,000 square meters, but all kinds of parallel temporary constructions, many of them close to the holes in the that the VIPs are available, who pay up to almost 1,500 dollars for access during the three days that the tournament lasts.

It is an event with a budget of 500 million dollars, with tickets ranging from 53 euros to the standard 277, which skyrocket for the large pavilions and which in recent years has experienced a growth in sponsorships and television rights of almost 100 percent.

The Government of Spain - which is still pending payment of the 1.7 million promised to the Solheim Cup, the women's version of the Ryder that was held at Finca Cortesín last September - already allocates 1.6 million annually to this project and has a plan to invest in infrastructure, if elected, close to 96 million euros, since it requires a series of previous tournaments before the event.

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