Argentina: Straightening the field after 29 years

source: LiniersenAscenso.com.ar

Argentina: Straightening the field after 29 years Fifth league club Liniers from Buenos Aires was ordered to straighten the field of their home ground. It’s clearly crooked but didn’t stop them from playing there for 29 years.

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In terms of surface, the field of play at Estadio Juan Antotnio Arias in Buenos Aires is almost as it should. Individual lines have largely proper length, but the corners are skewed. As a result, penalty areas are nowhere near being in one line. You can see it clearly in this satellite photo.

Estadio Liniers

Interestingly, the field has been operating in such layout since opening in 1987, hosting games regularly. Currently in the 5th league (Primera D), local team CSD Liniers has this summer been demanded by the Argentinian FA (AFA) to straighten the field or face ban on using their stadium.

The AFA gave Liniers 90 days to carry out necessary changes so the club aren’t wasting time and began preparatory works in late September. By the end of this month it should be a regular field.

Estadio Liniers© CSD Liniers

Estadio Liniers© CSD Liniers

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