• Costa Rica Real Estate

La Sele returning to Ricardo Saprissa Stadium for key match vs. Haiti

October 31, 2019

A decade after it last hosted La Sele, Ricardo Saprissa Stadium will once again be the venue for a Costa Rica men’s national soccer team match.

Costa Rica will face Haiti there on Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. as part of CONCACAF Nations League group play.

During its brief stint as La Sele’s home venue, Ricardo Saprissa Stadium received international recognition for its intimidating atmosphere and the home-field advantage provided by its hard artificial turf.

Sports Illustrated once called it a “house of horrors” for the United States men’s national team, noting that “the stadium itself gives Costa Rican players extra confidence.”

Between 2005 and 2009, Costa Rica hosted World Cup qualifying matches at Ricardo Saprissa Stadium, but La Sele has since played the majority of its home games at the new National Stadium in La Sabana.

While the pitch is now natural grass, Costa Rica could certainly use any advantage it can get in Tibás. La Sele tied its first two matches in the Nations League and needs positive results against Haiti and Curaçao in November to reach the tournament semifinals.

Tickets for Costa Rica vs. Haiti go on sale to the general public on Nov. 7 at 8 a.m. and can be obtained at specialticket.net, authorized Servimás and Grupo Mutual locations.

Prices start at 5,000 colones (about $8.50).

 

You may be interested

Costa Rica explores using the ocean to generate electric power
Electricity
29 views
Electricity
29 views

Costa Rica explores using the ocean to generate electric power

AFP and The Tico Times - January 27, 2020

Costa Rica, which has one of the cleanest electricity grids in the world, is exploring the possibility of using ocean…

Eyes on Tokyo: Costa Rican women to begin final round of Olympic qualifying
La Sele
22 views
La Sele
22 views

Eyes on Tokyo: Costa Rican women to begin final round of Olympic qualifying

The Tico Times - January 27, 2020

The Costa Rica women's national soccer team will face Panama, Haiti and the United States during the group stage of…

Ecuador reports first suspected case of coronavirus
Ecuador
42 views
Ecuador
42 views

Ecuador reports first suspected case of coronavirus

AFP and The Tico Times - January 27, 2020

Ecuador reported Sunday a first "suspected case" of coronavirus in a Chinese citizen who arrived to the country from Hong…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!