The national team could not receive better news, both on the sporting side and to ease the finances of the Costa Rican Football Federation (Fedefútbol): for the first time in five years, a full stadium will be played. Canada on Thursday, March 24 (8:05 p.m.) will feel the pressure fans usually put on the Jewel of the Savannah, only in a lively match in the Octagon.
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Of the 31,100 tickets on sale, none are available, Fedefútbol confirmed, meaning an unprecedented economic income since he qualified for Russia 2018 (against Honduras in October 2017). In addition, the Ministry of Health allowed the sale of food during the game, which has not happened since the epidemic began in the country, in March 2020.
“We will have a crowded house for the match against Canada. During this Tuesday morning they assured me there were only 50 tickets left in the sun, but they would sell out very quickly and that meant we would have a full house again. The number of tickets sold is around 31,100, but I don’t have the amount It is of course a very important sum for the Federation, and it will help us cover not only the expenses of the men’s tie, but also the expenses of the ladies,” said Gustavo Araya, the general secretary of the federation.
Araya added, “What the government authorities have told us is that the QR Code is voluntarily valid until March 30th, so since the party was a few days ago, they are required to enter. In addition, we will have food for sale in the stadium. We are working so that everything goes well, but the Ministry of Health agreed to this, and now we are dealing with the whole issue of sales permits.”
Health for the first time on the road to the World Cup allowed to use the full capacity of the patriot, which also helps in the fight for a direct pass or at least the play-off to Qatar, at a time when there are only three duels and a complex jigsaw.
Regarding the sale of meals, the Secretary-General explained that they can be eaten at the kiosks and that they are already working on different options and adherence to protocols.
“The food can be eaten where everyone is, the Department of Health told us that sales can take place as long as they are sealed products and people will remove the mask to eat it and then wear it again.” highlighted.
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Against Mexico and Jamaica, the national team received permission to have only 8.5% of the capacity (3,000 people), against El Salvador 15% (5,000 people), against Honduras 25% (9,000 people) and against Panama 60%. (21,000 people)). However, not all of the seats available in any of these duels were sold out.
Araya insisted that he know the total amount of the set, but reiterated that he did not have it, yes, he promised to announce it in the next few hours.
“I don’t deal with the amount at the moment, but later I can make it easier. The fact of the matter is that it is a huge relief to finances, because something like this has not happened for a long time. This allows us to continue with actions that suit us, because it is not only a men’s tie, but a women’s tie. And the costs are high.”
The atmosphere has completely changed with Seely and even for the last match against the United States 19,332 tickets have already been sold. La Tricolor will play at home on March 24 against the Canadians, then visit El Salvador on March 27 and conclude with the Americans on March 30 in La Sabana. The National is currently fifth in the tie handing over three live tickets and one extra for the playoff with Oceania.