Mexican singer and Juarez native son Juan Gabriel will give a free concert for the inauguration of the Juarez baseball stadium, the Chihuahua authorities confirmed.
The stadium, located on the Reforma and Sanders avenues in central Juarez, will be dedicated on Nov. 19.
"I'm very satisfied seeing this project," said Gov. Cesar Duarte Jaquez on Tuesday. "The stadium is giving a new home to sports fans in Juarez and it is giving a new face to Juarez."
Duarte said the new stadium would be the most modern in Mexico and it will be a safe place for families.
In addition, he said, it will be an attraction for tourists and baseball fans from El Paso.
The governor said the Juan Gabriel concert will be at 7 p.m. The famous composer will release a new song related to Juarez, Duarte said. "We want this stadium to be a symbol of the new times of Juarez," Duarte said. "We want it to symbolize the social cohesion of this great border."
The first baseball game at the stadium will be Nov. 20 and pit the Indios de Juarez against state champions Los Mineros de Parral.
The stadium, which has not been named, will have a capacity of 12,000 and will cost $15 million, according to authorities.
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