Founded in June 1952, in the newspaper library of the Paso Athletic Sports Club thousands of reviews and photos are piling up of his battles in the lower divisions of insular soccer and also of the hundreds of games he has played in Tercera, his ceiling in soccer. The chronicles of the derbies in that category against their great rivals from The Palm look on a special shelf because the encounters before the CD Messenger and SD Tenisca they have always had a different flavor for green-black managers and fans. All unforgettable appointments, but none as much as the one that was experienced last weekend in the Las Nieves field, where the passers-by acted as locals against the tennis players, owners of the charming stadium who gave up to their neighbors to be able to face a new derby while the volcano that has been on the island since last September 19 was still spitting lava. A threat that did not stop the football party, which once again became a means of escape and the palmeros were able to forget, even for a few hours, the drama with which they have been living for three weeks. Also in a reason of union for the inhabitants of the island.
The Municipal Field of El Paso, one of the municipalities most affected by the destruction of the lava, could not host the RFEF Third Division League match against Tenisca, which gave the field to its rival so that the match could be played. With the imposing image on the horizon of the smoke expelled by the volcano of La Palma, the two fans enjoyed and fraternized in a match that ended in a draw (2-2) and in which circumstances marked the influx of public. “Almost 600 people attended, much less than normal, but quite a few were taking into account the current situation on the island,” they explain to this newspaper from the tennis club.
Before the match, SD Tenisca showed its solidarity with his neighbors in El Paso and read an emotional statement over the loudspeaker. “Today we will be sporting rivals for 90 minutes, but we want you to know that this club shows its seamless unity with the inhabitants of your region in these difficult and painful moments that we go through as an island,” was heard in the silence of the stands . «The SD Tenisca he makes himself available to your people to help get out of this situation that should unite us and make us stronger. We take advantage of our appointment so that El Paso, the Plains of Aridane and Tazacorte see in our club a helping hand, in solidarity for whatever you need, “the statement continued. «Our fans are going to allow us to replace our habiutal today ¡Gloria al Tenisca! by a lot of strength bagañetes, llanenses and pasanses! ». A nice detail of the tennis directive that was thanked by the entity chaired by William Nazco.
A particularly difficult duel to face for the Atlético Paso footballers, but also for the Tenisca players because on La Palma everyone has a family member, friend or acquaintance who the volcano has taken away years of work or property. But the players of both teams wanted to bring joy, at least to their fans, in a derby in which the passers-by started ahead with goals from Agoney. After the break, Adam first and Miguel They came back for Tenisca, although Armiche, in the extension time, established the final tie.
It took place on August 31, 1955 as part of the celebrations in honor of Our Lady of the Pine. In 1972 the bleachers were closed and in 2003 artificial turf was installed, which was recently renovated in 2020, becoming the first pitch on La Palma and one of the first in the Canary Islands, to obtain the FIFA Quality label. Pro, the most demanding for artificial grass. The capacity of the El Paso Municipal Soccer Stadium is 5,000 spectators.