UD Lanzarote will be playing in the Tercera División RFEF (Royal Spanish Football Federation) and following reorganisation in the league structure it is now the fifth level of Spanish football.
The league will consist of 16 teams all from the Canary Isles, one of which will be automatically promoted, four will battle it out in the playoffs and three teams will be relegated.
The season will begin this Saturday 10th September at 5.30pm away to local rivals U.S. Yaiza. The 2022/23 league campaign will end in Gran Canaria against newly promoted Estrella CF on the 23rd April. The playoffs usually begin a week later.
Season tickets and club membership are available from the shop in CostaTeguise at CC Nautical, Local 25 (up from Decades Bar and behind Café Bonjour) from Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm and also Wednesdays 5-7pm (until Tuesday 13th September the shop will be open Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm and Saturday 10am to 1pm). In Puerto Del Carmen Wattsapp Brendan from Dicey Reillys Bar in the Old Town on 609583650 to arrange collection. The club in Arrecife is open Monday to Friday 9am to 12 noon and Monday to Thursday 6-8pm.
Adult season tickets are 60 Euros, Pensioners 35 Euros and any child under 16 years is admitted free of charge. For 15 Euros extra you can become a member (socio). Gate prices remain the same as last season Adults 8 Euros (6 Euros residents) Pensioners 6 Euros (4 Euros residents) and under 16s are free.
The merchandise stall and the refreshment kiosk are back and will definitely be serving soft drinks and cold rolls. The club is trying everything in its power to be allowed to sell beer and hot rolls as does every other club on the island. Please understand this is in the hands of the Cabildo (Island Government) and the club is hoping logic will prevail before our opening home game on the 18th September at 12 noon. The new toilet facilities have finally been completed and are amongst the best facilities that you will see at any stadium.
As ever there are plenty of new faces amidst the old. I have seen all the pre season games and many training sessions, the morale is great and players are looking match fit especially our 35 year old captain Ayoze Pérez who is looking sharper than ever.
This season you will notice that the players have their names printed on the back of their shirts and if you wish to see the names, numbers and age of the current squad click on https://mercancialanzarote.com/squad/ all fixtures for this campaign can be seen on https://mercancialanzarote.com/fixtures/
Home games should always be on a Sunday at 12 noon but because most teams fly into Lanzarote this can be changed at short notice. I will always confirm kick off day and time a few days before the match on Facebook Lanzarote football club and on the homepage of my website www.lanzarotefootball.com