Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto

See also: Football stadiums in Central America
The Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium is Deportiva Alajuelense League, known as the cathedral of soccer in Costa Rica. The name comes from the stadium Alejandro Morera Soto, “The Wizard of the ball,” as the best soccer player in the history of Costa Rica, well known in 1961 in recognition of his great career not only on the pitch but well beyond.
The stadium, owned by the Liga Deportiva Alajuelense, located in Llano de Alajuela, in the city of the same name, 20 kilometers north of San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. designed by top trainer The ball project for the stadium itself is a gesture in 1938, when the Board meeting on April 18 this year, the chairman of the board, Carlos Bolanos, proposed the idea of acquiring land for a stadium itself .
In 1940 he purchased the land for the construction of a 0.80 per square meter and was only two years later when the team rojinegro juice the first game in their new stadium.
The tier was made of wood, which was used in the fitness National Stadium and was donated to LDA.
Until 1979 when it carried out the expansion project with the construction of higher degrees West of the Sun, Shadow and Shadow South East, jobs that are opened in 1982.
Prior to those changes, the Morera Soto had 10 cement bleachers that gave a return to method the pitch.
In 1985 the building was completed with the northern tier of the Sun and the installation of the first electronic scoreboard. One of the latest expansion was the construction of the West Balcony, which opened in 1998 are also installed booths for radio transmission.
The first lighting system for night games was inaugurated on 19 March 1970 in a game versus LDA Motagua Honduras with favorable outcome for the local 4 goals to 1.
The Morera Soto, is not only home to the table alajuelense but is also used by the National Soccer team as the venue for official and friendly matches, as was the case for eliminating the Korea-Japan World Cup 2002 and the first games the playoffs for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Being a stadium for the family and have the best grass football in Costa Rica, exercise as differentiated from other clubs in the country.
The dimensions of the playing field is 105 meters long and 74 meters wide, and the total capacity of 17,895 spectators is authorized by the National Emergency Commission. I am looking at the method of core training The institution has all the insurance policies offered in the Costa Rican market for this type of buildings in order to protect people and property with contingencies of any kind.
One of the latest improvements was the renovation of the lighting system that was inaugurated on March 20, 2002, puts the institution at the forefront to achieve the levels of illumination provided by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) for international matches at night . Our stadium is the first in the Central American and Caribbean region to have a blanket for the grass, similar to the Azteca Stadium in Mexico which minimizes the risk that the meetings are suspended because of rain.
Also in the Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto can find a gym with modern equipment to work on strength training for the first team to the lower divisions.
At the same time has a medical clinic Deportivo “Longino Soto Pacheco,” which opened in 1992 and received the attention Liga Deportiva Alajuelense players and lower divisions.
Also provides a service to the public’s attention with a full-time physician and a physiotherapist.
By late 2008, is expected to Morera Soto Stadium, have installed a fifth generation of synthetic grass (the most modern in the world to cope with matches scheduled during the rainy season as well as soccer 7.

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