He Club Atlético Patronato de Paraná reported this Wednesday that the Conmebol did not enable its stadium to play, at least, the first match of the Entre Ríos club in the Copa Libertadores 2023his debut in international competitions.
The grass of the Presbítero Bartolomé Grella Stadium “does not currently meet the conditions to play a Libertadores match”they explained from the Board, so the team will not be able to play at home on the first date of the group stage of the international competition.
Therefore, in the last hours Board of Trustees confirmed that this first game will be played at home at the “Brigadier General Estanislao López” Stadium in Colón from Santa Feabout 35 kilometers from the ‘Patron’s’ house.
Still, from the The club’s Board of Directors assured that Conmebol “will continue to evaluate” the evolution of the playing field to “be able to receive approval after a new technical resolution” for the following dates.
For that reason, Board of Trustees received the report and immediately began negotiations to play the first game in a venue “close” to Paraná and its fans.which will be confirmed “soon”, they indicated.
Besides, They confirmed that all the work will continue, both on the playing field and in the infrastructure of the Patronato stadiumto “carry out in the Villa Sarmiento neighborhood of Paraná a historic participation in the most important competition on the continent.”
From the Entre Ríos club they mentioned that it is “only a matter of time”, since the stadium meets the requirements and the playing field was almost ready but “the weather did not accompany“So it will be ready for the second date of the Libertadores groups.
The inspection of the stadium began last Monday, when a group of agronomists from Conmebol evaluated the state of the playing field, and continued on Tuesday with the rest of the observations: changing rooms, lighting, gas installations, stands, substitute benches, accesses, and irrigation system.