Tonight, the former general manager of Boca, Andrés Ibarra, presents the axes of the “Passion and management movement” campaign and formalizes the project of “La Bombonera del Siglo XXI” for 105,000 spectators. And there was a visible face in the act, a total approval: Mauricio Macri is around.
From 21:30, the presentation will be held in the context of a dinner that will bring together more than a thousand people in the neighborhood of La Boca. A tour of the club’s most glorious chapters since its foundation was made and what the “Boca of the future” will be like.
When it comes to commemorating historical facts, several protagonists will give their testimony. Among them will be Alfredo Rojas, Ángel Clemente Rojas, Miguel Ángel Brindisi, Diego Cagna and Roberto Abondanzieri. In addition, the Schelotto twins, Martín Palermo and Rolando Schiavi will be virtually present. Everyone will support Ibarra’s candidacy in the elections that will face another idol, Juan Román Riquelme, current vice president.
The Siglo XXI Bombonera would be connected by “an artery” or a 220-metre bridge to the historic Boca stadium and, if built, would require an investment of 400 million dollars. The new stadium would have a capacity of 105,000 spectators, which would solve one of the big problems of the Xeneize, a club that has more and more fans.
The construction of the new stadium would take approximately three years, although before that there would be an eight-month period in which all studies and design approvals would be carried out.
Ahead of the meeting, former president Mauricio Macri spoke about the current management and the need for change. The man who was head of Xeneize before jumping to the government seat of the city of Buenos Aires said that one of his biggest concerns is “the ill-treatment that the Boca partner is suffering”. And he underlined: “We need management, who work every day for Boca and for Boca. Being a good footballer doesn’t make you a good manager. You have to train and be prepared.”
“Filters are increasingly unfair. Even those for life have trouble getting in. They have incorporated more than 100,000 adherents and have not offered them a solution,” said the former president.
And he continued: “Of the players who remained free or in conflict, Boca was deprived of receiving at least 35 million dollars. With that money we could have incorporated more and better reinforcements with resale power and an established coach. The cases of Molina , Mac Allister, Retegui and Rossi are the perfect reflection of how you don’t manage a club.”
Towards the end of his presentation, Ibarra delved into the details of the 21st century Bombonera and announced that the land use change project was presented today to the Legislature of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. “This is the only definitive, true and achievable solution,” he stressed. “Boca will be the only club in the world that fills two pitches when they play at home,” he said.
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