The Unionists – Real Madrid will not be played in the Helmántico

first_img“In our mind is the Helmántico stadium, for comfort and capacity. Today I made a first survey with the two clubs and at least they have not shown any rejection. You have to reach an agreement anyway, “he said Carlos García Carbayo, mayor of Salamanca. It is not the version transmitted by the club, which completely rules out that the match is going to be played at the Union stadium.Why not play in the Helmántico?The Helmantic Stadium has a capacity for 17,341 spectators and it is, of course, the most qualified fief in the province to host a match with Real Madrid as a visitor. However, it will not be played there, since Unionists have ruled it out completely. At present, The field is owned by the Desarrollos Empresariales Deportivos SL group, which forms the Salamanca CF UDS.Both Unionists and the former Salmantino were born to honor the memory of the late Salamanca Sports Union, but only one of them took ownership of the legendary stadium. At present, institutional relations between both clubs are broken, as the team led by Mexican businessmen openly confirmed. Therefore, in no case, and despite the public message of the mayor, it has been proposed that it be played in the Helmántico and yes in Las Pistas, habitual home of the team trained by Javi Luaces.The Tracks of the Helmántico, a small field for a big hobbyLast July, Footters, means of communication that emits the matches of Second Division B, conducted a survey to choose the best hobby of the entire category. The Unionists won, although it does not have a large architectural space to support the team. The Tracks are an annex to the Helmántico, which has hosted international athletics championships.In fact, Javier Sotomayor established the world record in high jump there. Now, it is a soccer field with an estimated capacity of 4,000 spectators. After the meetings, Unionist players usually occupy the running track to star in an already indispensable video on the club’s social networks. In it, they twin with the fans and clap their hands. The intention is clear: that this image can be repeated with Real Madrid as a visitor. Unionists He has been one of the winners of the draw with the visit of Real Madrid to Salamanca. It will be a historic day for the city, but, first of all, it must be established which stadium will host the duel. In the last hours several possibilities have been considered and, at the moment, the position of the charro club is clear: they want to play in Las Pistas, the Helmántico is totally ruled out and they would only travel to another city for reasons of greater cause.Unionist sources explain to AS that playing at Las Pistas is a unique opportunity to return a high-level football duel to the city. In addition, it is the intention of directive, coaching staff, staff and hobby, which supports them unconditionally in the annex of the Helmántico. The problem is that your usual stage must adapt to the necessary conditions to be able to broadcast the game on television and host a rival of the highest continental level.For the moment, at the level of influx there is no problem. From the club they say that the Federation has already given them the yes to be able to play the tie there, although next Thursday they will visit the facilities to ensure that everything is in order. To this day, however, The tracks require new lighting bulbs to play at night and the entity already works to solve it. Looking ahead to the first round of the competition, in which Unionists overthrew Atlético Baleares, Las Pistas also needed artificial lighting for the match to be disputed. At the time, The City Council collaborated with the club to provide the necessary resources requested by the Royal Spanish Football Federation. Although the mayor insists on playing in the Helmántico, the board will contact to discuss aid to meet the requirements.last_img