MANY PEOPLE ATTEND THE HOCKEY OPENING MATCH
Entire families from different countries attend the Villa María del Triunfo Sports Center. Many people witnessed Argentina’s victory in the first women’s hockey match. Buy your tickets at lima2019.pe/tickets and on authorized points of sale.
The fame of the ‘Leonas’, the Argentinian women's hockey team, transcended Peruvian borders and joined the fever for the Pan American Games. Hundreds of people, most of them girls who practice this sport and have the Argentinian team as a role model, enjoyed every move of the “Leonas” on the ‘water court’ of Villa María del Triunfo Sports Center.
Argentina beat Uruguay in the opening match of Group A, formed also by Cuba and Canada. The “Leonas” arrived in Lima to compete for the gold medal won by United States at Toronto 2015. The energy transmitted by their fans, who came from different Argentinian cities, and the Peruvian public who cheered them as if they were from Peru, will encourage the “Leonas” to reach the top of the podium.
“We are really enjoying the Games in Lima and the respect of the Peruvians at the venues and the Pan American Village, which makes us feel at home. And we were very surprised by the affection of Peruvian girls who encouraged us. It is nice to be admired in another country. We will give our best to make you enjoy the Leonas’ performance,” pointed out the captain Rosario Luchetti.
On his part, the Argentinian coach Carlos Retegui said: “We must congratulate the Organizing Committee for the two world-class fields that will serve to promote hockey in Peru. Peruvian athletes are talented, but we have to take hockey to schools to expand the player base and make this sport popular. We need to fill the courts with children after the Pan American Games,” stated Retegui.
In the afternoon, Peru will make its debut against Chile at 16:00 and entire families are already encouraging them with great fanfare at the sports center. If you do not want to miss this match, buy your tickets at lima2019.pe/tickets and in the authorized Teleticket points of sale in Metro and Wong in the following districts: Chorrillos, Independencia, La Molina, Lima, Miraflores, San Borja, San Isidro, San Juan de Miraflores, San Miguel and Surco. It is worth mentioning that a new point of sale has recently opened at Jockey Plaza shopping center in Surco. There is also another ticket office at the main gate of the Villa María del Triunfo Sports Center.