Leading the inauguration of the Diego Armando Maradona stadium in the Buenos Aires town of Zárate, President Alberto Fernández assured that “what is needed is to unite Argentina” and pointed out that “when we all unite as a team we can achieve better results.”
“We have to put aside any hatred and think of a fairer and more equitable society that includes us all,” said the head of state at the event that was also attended by the local mayor, Osvaldo Cáffaro, and members of the Argentine national team of soccer champion in Mexico ’86.
In his speech, the President called for “revaluing solidarity and putting an end to the time of individualism” and stated that “it is time for all of us to understand that we are on the same boat and that no one is saved alone”, that “everyone we must row and put all our maximum effort”.
During the activity, the head of state and the communal chief presented commemorative medals to former members of the ’86 soccer team, Héctor Enrique, Sergio Goicochea, Carlos Tapia and Sergio Batista, who witnessed the ceremony from the front row stalls .
The Diego Armando Maradona sports center has a total area of 3,300 m2 and the capacity to hold 2,500 spectators. There you can hold basketball, tennis, volleyball, handball, futsal matches, among other activities.
In 2019, the municipality decided to start the work, to value the property donated by the company Saport SA, it was officially reported. The works included a metal structure to support the existing one, the 130-year-old building was sandblasted and then the columns were lined with concrete to provide greater security in the shows.