The Spanish capital has been hit hard by Storm Filomena’s heavy snowfall and Leganes’ stadium has been unable to withstand the elements and is unplayable.
As the Metropolitano is in the same territory and province as Butarque, and having received clearance form the Royal Spanish Football Federation, Sevilla and Atletico, an agreement was reached to move the game.
The Andalusians are also sixth, but in La Liga, and also eleven points of league leaders Atletico. Last season’s Europa League winners beat Ciudad de Lucena and Linares Deportivo to make it to the last 32 of the Copa, a competition they last won in 2010.
COMUNICADO I El partido de Copa del Rey ante el @SevillaFC se disputará en el Wanda @Metropolitano
ante la imposibilidad de disputar el encuentro en Butarque como consecuencia de las fuertes nevadas sufridas
El Club agradece al @Atleti su solidaridad y predisposición mostrada👏
— C.D. Leganés (@CDLeganes) January 14, 2021
— Sevilla Fútbol Club (@SevillaFC) January 14, 2021