The classic between Peñarol and Nacionalcorresponding to the 9th date of the Apertura Tournament, is originally scheduled to be played at the stadium Champion of the Century. However, for security and organizational reasons, the Ministry of the Interior is considering moving the match to the Centenario Stadium, which will host a concert by Joaquín Sabina.
Santiago González, director of Coexistence and Citizen Security of the Ministry of the Interior, explained in a conversation with the press that the decision to move the party was due to reasons of security and logistics. He also mentioned that, despite the fact that classics have been played in other stadiums, the Estadio Centenario has proven to be a viable and effective option, easier to control than in other locations.
This change is part of a series of ongoing dialogues between the Ministry, the clubs and the National Government’s Secretary of Sport. The objective is to improve security and restore the confidence of families in football.
About the match scheduleThere is still no official decision, but González mentioned that it will be adjusted. The security of the party will be the responsibility of the police, although in case of problems, the Republican Guard will go into action. For this reason, the prices of the tickets and where to buy them are not data that are defined either.
On the other hand, the president of the First Division Executive Board, Álvaro Rivero, mentioned that there is the possibility of changing the date of the match, but this depends on a League Council. He also mentioned that, for the moment, there is no official confirmation from the Ministry and that the clubs have the option of playing in their stadiums without an audience.