On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Municipal de Butarque –it was celebrated on February 14–, CD Leganés has prepared a mosaic with 10,000 cards for the matchup against UD Las Palmas. The Madrid entity will boast of its youth academy and some 150 players from its chain will parade on the pitch with blue and white flags as an appetizer for the contest against the leader (5:30 p.m.).
A museum, with the best images of pepinero history, can also be visited by the nearly 500 UD Las Palmas supporters who will go to Butarque today. From the website of the Madrid club, it is recommended that fans come “Half an hour before the game to join the list of activities.” Another curious initiative is to sing ‘happy birthday’ with the departure of the two formations.
The north end will display a commemorative tifo of the 25th anniversary and the Leganés Symphonic Music Band will also perform. A representation of Butarque’s first lineup will do the kick-off. It includes: Tocho, Óscar Fernández, Jaime Ramos, Alfredo Sánchez, Alfredito, Crescencio Cuéllar, the former Málaga player and Linares Catanha, as well as captain Pepe Mesas. As well as the technician Braojos.
Julián Ronda, son of Julián Ronda, author of the first goal for Leganés in Butarque and who died in 2015, will read a manifesto. Samuel Eto’o, former player of Barça or Inter Milan and who He currently holds the position of president of the Cameroon Football Federation, he was also part of the first eleven pepinero in Butarque. He has not been able to keep the appointment.
Parallel to the Butarque birthday celebrations, the yellow tide also has different initiatives. Songs, scarves and even costumes are guaranteed. From the Madrid club, they remember that there are still tickets on sale. Prices range from 25 (in the funds) to 40 euros (in the upper tribune) for adults.