Legislators from the coalition of President Alberto Fernández proposed that a street in Buenos Aires be called Diego Maradona and create a tourist, sports and cultural circuit in his memory, a statement reported this Friday.
Members of the Frente de Todos (FdT) of the Parliament of the City of Buenos Aires urge to name the legendary footballer who died on November 25 at the age of 60 on a section of the street that borders the Argentinos Juniors stadium, also baptized Diego Armando Maradona since 2004.
It was at that club that the ’10’ debuted in the first division at age 15 and played 5 years before being transferred to Boca Juniors.
The project also proposes to create a tourist, sports and cultural circuit along 30 blocks in the open air as “a permanent tribute to the place where Maradona was born as a footballer”, to make it a “world reference point”, according to the notice.
“Nothing is going to match all the joy and happiness that Maradona gave us Argentines, but we understand that this cultural and sports circuit that would be created would be extremely important to keep it in mind now and always,” declared legislator Claudio Morresi, promoter of the initiative.
Morresi, former secretary of sports during the Néstor and Cristina Kirchner governments (2003-2015), explained that his bloc, an opponent in the city, echoed a request from Argentinos Juniors and hopes that “the ruling party will treat it.”
The mayor of Buenos Aires is in the hands of the right-wing liberal alliance Cambiemos, which has a majority in the communal parliament and is opposed to the national government of center-left Peronists.
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