Regional government refuses to authorize La Granja Stadium for Curicó-UC match

Authorities in the Seventh Region argue that a police report has prevented the match from being held at the complex in Curicó.

02 de Abril de 2009 | 15:37 | El Mercurio Online

SANTIAGO.- The Regional Government Office of Maule announced today that the La Granja Stadium has not been authorized for a match that was scheduled to take place this Sunday-  the 11th game of the Apertura tournament between Curicó Unido and the Universidad Católica soccer teams.


The information was relayed by Sergio Maureira, who oversees press relations of the Maule Regional Government Office, and will be further explained by provincial authorities, led by Governor Gloria Rojas.


According to Fernando Coloma, the chief regional director, the reason may be due to the fact that a technical report issued by the National Police Force revealed "inadequacies" within the complex that would prevent it from hosting matches with a large number of attendees. Directors of Curicó Unido had already been notified of the fact that they would not be able to use the stadium to hold local matches against Colo Colo and the Universidad de Chile, but did, however, initially have permission to play against the UC on the premises.


Curicó Unido will now have to literally search for a stadium and have not ruled out the possibility of requesting that the match be suspended.

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