After the conciliatory hearing between the ruling party and the opposition in which there was no agreement and the presidential elections in Boca are still without a date, those who are waiting for the definition are not only the members, but the voting tents is another factor that also wants to know the final resolution to know if they can be used and overflow with thousands of members, or whether the political conflict will drag on for longer.
As Juan Román Riquelme had confirmed weeks ago, his idea was that the elections would be held on the pitch of La Bombonera for the first time in the club's history. That is why, considering that there would be no legal obstacles involved, the turf was covered 2,000 meters long and in its entirety, several days in advance, by three large pavilions (which cost the club 360,000 dollars) that allow the fan to handle himself comfortably and encourage him to attend the elections.
"Last time (2019) they put the minimum number of tables, now for the first time we are going to vote on the field of play of the Bombonera and it is going to be wonderful because the owners are the fans; they're going to be able to step on the field, we're going to put up three giant tents," Román said at the time.
The tents span the entire width of the court and feature several darkrooms. Photo: Boca Press.
Since a total of 98,13 members are eligible to vote - counting the 57,<> that Andrés Ibarra accuses of "irregularities" - and that vice-president Xeneize wants to "surpass the historical record of elections that Barcelona has with <>,<> fans", the club looked for a way to take advantage of the available land.
That is why each tent has a total of 288 tables, averaging 340 members in each one. In addition, they will all have their own darkroom, according to a video from Doble Amarilla. They began to be assembled on November 20, aiming to be ready by December 2, the date stipulated for the elections at the beginning.
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✅It has a large number of tables to vote, each with its "dark room"
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In the last elections, in 2019, there were 38,000 members who came to vote, a number that represents just under 50 percent of the register. Now, Roman aims to achieve a minimum attendance of 58 percent to break the all-time record of both the club and the world. Likewise, he assures that there will be, at least, "more than 40,000".
Negotiations continue and the possibility of voting on Sunday, December 3, is still latent. This Friday it will be known if the tents will be used in the short or long term. In the event that the elections are postponed indefinitely, the pavilions may have to be erected due to the wear and tear that they may cause on the grass of La Bombonera.