This will be ‘Stadium Week’ ahead of the U-20 Women’s World Cup

This will be ‘Stadium Week’ ahead of the U-20 Women’s World Cup
This will be ‘Stadium Week’ ahead of the U-20 Women’s World Cup

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Although the Atanasio Girardot stadium in Medellín was not the venue for the Betplay League finals this year, that time will be used by local authorities to beautify the sports scene and leave it “titino” for the event that it will host in the coming months: the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup which is based in Colombia.

For that purpose, and also in order to unite the bands of the two city teams – which have carried out acts of violence in recent classics – the Mayor’s Office of Medellín began this Monday “Stadium week”, which will last until next Friday, May 31, and will feature days of cleaning, decoration, planting, maintenance of planters, adaptation of public spaces not only of the Atanasio, but of the sports unit in general; as well as “awareness raising in health, recreation and environmental education,” explained the local administration.

And it is that the Atanasio Girardot sports unit, as well as many scenes in the city, suffered evident abandonment as a result of the mismanagement of the previous administration, fact that was denounced by EL COLOMBIANO in several reports in which the deterioration of settings and their structures was exposed that even put at risk the integrity of professional athletes or those who carry out physical activity on a daily basis.

“We are developing a recovery, cleaning and decoration plan for the entire sports unit. We have the collaboration of Inder, the Management of the Center and Strategic Territories, and we hope to recover the park –of Banderas–, which is one of the most beautiful in Colombia,” said the merchant of the sector, Conrado Ibarra, since his union will also be part of the beautification days of the maximum sporting venue for the people of Antioquia.

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The secretariats of the Environment, Social Inclusion and Family, Citizen Participation, Undersecretariat of Public Space, Inder, EPM, Emvarias, Medellín Metro, Fourth Brigade of the National Army; and the bars of Medellín, Rexixtenxia Norte; and from Nacional, Los Del Sur; among other.

The manager of the Center and Strategic Territories, Juliana Coral Posada, assured that with the civic initiative they hope to “regain trust and fall in love with Medellín again, we need to work with concrete actions. “We are going to work on the transformation of this emblematic site of our city.”

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The Atanasio Girardot stadium, and specifically its grass, receive maintenance once a year –usually at the beginning– to host the hundreds of matches and shows that are scheduled there, so these days add to the task of keeping the stage and its surroundings in optimal conditions.

About the Women’s World Cup

The Paisa stage is one of the four venues for the U-20 Women’s World Cup which will be held in the country on August 31 and September 22, and will receive ten games: six in the first round, two in the round of 16 and two in the quarterfinals.

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The other venues are the stadiums El Campin (ten games) and Ceiling (14 games), in Bogotá; and the Pascual Guerrero (18 matches), in Cali.

Of the four scenarios, Only Techo must make specific adjustments to host an event with Fifa standards, well The other stadiums meet the conditions after their renovations in 2011, when they received the men’s under-20 World Cup.

Medellín, in fact, has already hosted one of the upcoming World Cup events, well last week the official mascot was presented of the contest in the Botanical Garden.

Kinti, “a colorful hummingbird passionate about soccer and Colombia,” He is the official mascot of the tournament, according to Fifa’s description.

“Born next to the emblematic Caño Cristales river, to which it owes its colorful design and which also inspired the official emblem of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, “The mascot owes its name to the Quechua word quinti, which means hummingbird,” explained the governing body of football.

The U-20 Women’s World Cup is the third Fifa competition organized by Colombia after the 2011 U-20 World Cup, and the 2016 Futsal World Cup.

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