Diego Maradona will come to Puerto Rico to play a friendly against the Puerto Rico Islanders as part of his tour “Maradona & Friends” consisting of exhibition games in which Maradona and some of his argentinian friends who have also represented their country in World Cups confront local teams in different parts of the world to raise funds for charity. This production of Maritza Casiano will be held at Hiram Bithorn Stadium at the Municipality of San Juan on May 1st at 4:00pm, in befenit of the construction of the Autism Treatment Center of Puerto Rico and La Casa Cuna San Cristobal.
The Islanders had the honour of having Diego’s brother, Hugo Maradona, as head coach during 2004 and 2005. They have also had the priviledge of playing with or against reknowned soccer players such as: Romario, Zinho, Guillermo and Gustavo Barros Schelloto, Sebastian Rozental, Dante Poli, Landon Donovan, Edson Buddle, Donovan Ricketts, Amado Guevara, among others. However, the visit of Diego Maradona, one of the best soccer players in soccer history, if not the best, will be a historic event for soccer in Puerto Rico.
Along with Maradona, we will have the honour to play against world class players such as: Ignacio Gonzalez, Roberto Trotta, Oscar Ruggeri, Alejandro Mancuso, Hugo Ibarra, and Jose Luis Calderon, among others. Some of the stars of the Puerto Rico Islanders that will play Maradona and his friends are: Noah Delgado, Nicholas Addlery, David Foley, Jonathan Faña, Cody Laurendi, Richard Martínez, Marco Vélez, and Jay Needham, among others.
“It will be a battle of power and experience”, said producer Maritza Casiano. “We are honoured to participate in this event with Maradona and at the same time support two great causes”, said Islanders’ president Andrés Guillemard-Noble.
Ticket sales start this Saturday, March 12 through: http://www.prticketpr.com and at Chimichurri Restaurant, Tijuana’s Bar & Grill, Churrasco Factory, and Soccer Gol. Tickets go from $15-$70, and there is a VIP for $300 that includes the priviledge of meeting Diego Maradona.