Boca Juniors will play his first home game in the League Cup outside The Bombonera due to the works that are being carried out on the playing field. After the elections that took place last Sunday, December 17, the leadership asked the Professional Soccer League to be able to change the headquarters of the party to Sarmiento de Junín. The entity organizing the competition agreed to that request.
“Due to works on the La Bombonera playing field, the match between Boca Juniors and Sarmiento de Junín, for date 2 of the League Cup, will be played on the same day it was scheduled, Thursday, February 1, at 7 p.m. at the San Lorenzo stadium“, reported the Professional Football League in a brief statement.
He Pedro Bidegaín Stadium has the capacity to 48 thousand spectatorswhile The Bombonera It has a full capacity of 57 thousand. 15 years ago Boca Junios already played in the New Gasometer and it was at the beginning of 1999 Clausura Tournamentdue to the sanction that the club had Xeneize due to incidents between local and team fans Chacarita in a preseason friendly match.
This possibility of moving the venue for the first match is something that has been in the offing for several days because the work on the playing field has already been delayed. The Bombonera. It should be remembered that the initial date of the club’s elections was December 2, although due to the judicial back-and-forth between the ruling party and the opposition, the elections were delayed.
This forced the removal of the tents in which the vote was held two weeks later than stipulated. There the tasks of recovering the grass for sports practice began and they waited until the last minute to be able to present the request for a change of venue to the Professional Soccer League.
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