The football team 'The Resistencia Sport Club' considers the tree as part of its history.
The chairman of the club said that the tree is the most faithful, because 24 hours stay there
Sports desk 'The Resistencia Sport Club' is the football team of the Second Division of Paraguay. The club declared a tree in its stadium as an official fan. Resistencia became the world's first club to do this. He also gave the tree membership card and the official jersey of the team. It's as old as the tree club. The team and its fans consider it a part of its history.
This stadium was first a simple football field
The club's 'La Chacharita' stadium was not built 20 years ago. Then it was a simple football field on the wasteland. During that time the club decided to make a stand of the corner for the fence, then do not cut the tree. The club considers the tree as its oldest fan.
The club asked architects and engineers who made the stand out to find solutions for the tree, so that they could not be cut. After this, concrete stands were made around the tree. This is not the only football stadium in the world, where there is a tree in the ground. In China's Beijing Yukai High School ground, there is also a tree for 100 years.
Resistencia celebrated its 100th anniversary a few years ago. Then the management decided to honor the tree. Club President Roberto Garcette said, "This tree is going to be a member of our club, perhaps it is also the most faithful, because 24 hours remain there."
Garcette said, "In practice this tree is a shield for us or badge, we are recognized by this. Everywhere I go, everybody asks about it." It is believed that the tree is 100 years old and 20 meters high. Fans of the club gather around it in the summer and rainy days.