Author: Lima 2019 press release Lima, 25 July 2019


The international star visited his country’s delegation, Puerto Rico, to wish them luck at Lima 2019. He had lunch with them and then took part in their official welcome ceremony.


An unexpected visitor surprised everyone at the Pan American Village, where the official Welcome Ceremony for the delegations was taking place. Luis Fonsi arrived at the main accommodation venue to spend time with the athletes, especially the Puerto Rican team.

Fonsi is in Peru to perform his greatest hits at the Opening Ceremony of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, that will take place this Friday, July 26, at the National Stadium.

During his visit to the Pan American Village, the Puerto Rican singer was welcomed by the president of Panam Sports, Neven Ilic, and the president of the Puerto Rican Olympic Committee, Sara Rosario. Afterwards, the president of Lima 2019, Carlos Neuhaus, joined them for lunch in the athletes’ dining hall.

Luis Fonsi had the opportunity to visit his fellow Puerto Ricans who are staying in tower 5, in the Village. He followed them into the building and encouraged them to get good results in the Pan American Games. He talked with each one of them and was also with them at the official Welcome Ceremony organized by Lima 2019.

The international singer was amazed by the Village’s facilities and the warmth that athletes from different nations showed him, who did not hesitate to take photos with him. “The best of luck to everyone in these Pan American Games. I’m happy that Puerto Rico is participating in these Games,” he added before leaving the Village. There are 244 athletes in the Puerto Rican delegation.

Fonsi also had the chance to watch the show put together by Lima 2019 for the delegations, which featured typical dances from the coast, highlands and jungle of Peru.


The Opening Ceremony of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games will take place at the National Stadium on July 26, 2019. This continental event will gather 6680 athletes from 41 countries and delegations of the Americas.

There will be 17 days of competitions and ceremonies between July 26 and August 11, 2019, which will take place in 14 districts of Lima and Callao. Some venues are the VIDENA, Villa María Sports Center, Callao Regional Village, Villa El Salvador Sports Center, Punta Rocas, among others.

The Lima 2019 Pan American Games will include 39 sports and 61 disciplines, in which athletes will compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. A total of 21 disciplines are qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Tickets starting at 10 soles, with discount

There are still tickets available for the competitions, ranging from 20 to 10 soles for the Pan American and Parapan American Games, respectively. There will be a 50% discount for anyone under the age of 18, senior citizens and people with impairments and their companion.

Fans can buy their tickets at The Organizing Committee has recently installed a new ticket booth in the Jockey Plaza shopping center, in Santiago de Surco. This new point of sale is an addition to the 10 points of sales that were already operating at the Metro and Wong supermarkets and stores in the districts of Chorrillos, Independencia, La Molina, Lima, Miraflores, San Borja, San Isidro, San Juan de Miraflores, San Miguel and Surco.

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