The Naranjito Changos They are in a hurry to get a field to play their semifinal series of the Men’s Superior Volleyball League (LVSM) before the Yauco coffee growers starting this coming Wednesday because the two facilities that were their main options will not be available.
The representative of the defending champions, Alexis Aponte, stated that the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum, in Bayamon, as well as the Roberto Clemente Coliseum, in San Juan, will not be available to host his team’s home games..
The manager explained that the field in Bayamon is busy with activities, while at the Roberto Clemente they are doing some remodeling work.
Likewise, he added that he is making arrangements to celebrate the matches in Corozal or Manati, while talking with your lawyer to see if there is any legal action that will help you resolve this situation. Of course, Aponte stressed that his plans are not to sue the Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation (FPV) nor affect the tournament.
“We don’t have a court yet, we are moving. Yesterday was Sunday and today is Monday, a holiday, the situation is complicated. We are looking to see how we can get a field”said Aponte.
The representative stated that he contacted the president of the FPV, Cesar Trabancoto explore the possibility of starting their semifinal series on Friday, so that they have more days to be able to get a sports facility.
“We are doing the management to see if we could start on Friday. But we have no response from the federation at the moment,” said Aponte, who noted that Trabanco told him “that he was going to weigh it.”
The Changos cannot play on the field Angel “Gelito” Ortegafrom Naranjito, in the remainder of the 2023 season after they were punished in this way due to an incident with two fans in that sports facility during a round robin phase match against the Caribes of San Sebastian.
The sextet filed appeals before Trabanco and the Court of Appeal and Sports Arbitration (TAAD) Without any success.