Chilean First Division Side, Local Mayor Conferring Regarding New Stadium's Location
Chilean first division side Universidad de Chile President Carlos Heller met with Pudahuel, Chile Mayor Johnny Carrasco on Monday to "turn in an architectural proposal for Universidad de Chile's future stadium," according to EMOL. Carrasco said that he "has still not received the definitive project and presented some limitations" of the Laguna Carén land identified as the stadium's possible location. Carrasco: "The certificate of preliminary indications says that the land is susceptible to flooding." Carrasco added that despite this, "if the project benefits the community, there are no other authorities that can oppose it." He said that if the "neighbors agree that it will not cause them difficulties, there will not be any problems." The next steps "are to receive the finalized project to turn it in for discussion to the city's Municipal Council, where local experts will also participate." Carrasco: "I am a fan of La U, but first I am the mayor of Pudahuel and I cannot just accept this project because I am a fan of the club" (EMOL, 4/28).