Atleti cedes its stadium to Leganés for the Cup match

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Leganés has communicated this morning that the match that next Saturday was to play against Sevilla in Butarque (round of 32 of the Copa del Rey, 20:00) will not be played in their stadium, but will be played at the Wanda Metropolitano due to the problems caused by the storm Filomena and the snow accumulated in Madrid in recent days.

In its statement, Leganés explains that “given the impossibility of playing the match at the Municipal Stadium in Butarque due to the poor condition of the pitch as a result of the heavy snowfalls in recent days”, the match ” it will finally be played at the Wanda Metropolitano ”. “Leganés thanks Atlético de Madrid for their predisposition”, the pepineros have thanked them on their social networks.

The club had prepared a special device to prepare the grass for the next matches, but the accessibility problems at Butarque and the fact that the snow has accumulated for several days has made it difficult to play the match right now. It will take time for reconditioning.

Yesterday Butarque still had a layer of about 30 centimeters of snow which, in its lower part, had already become a layer of ice due to the low temperatures of the last dawn (close to -10ºC). The next Leganés game in Butarque will be played on February 1 against Lugo.

Since last Tuesday the Leganes is exercising in his training center, in the ID Butarque, in special afternoon hours (from 15:30) to facilitate access for their players. On Monday it was not even possible to hold any session because it was impossible to not only exercise in the ID Butarque, but if you want to access the problems of the streets and roads of Leganés.

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