Follow us on twitter   |   Join our Facebook page  


Where it all begins!

    Stay in Touch with the rental of GSM & 3G Phones, Data & SIM Cards in Costa Rica! | Get Inside Costa Rica In Your Email Daily. Click here!


"Too Many Concerts" Reason For Denying Red Hot Chili Peppers National Stadium

The large number of concerts and its impact on the new installations of the Estadio Nacional (National Stadium) was the argument used by the Instituto Costarricense del Deporte y la Recreación (Icoder) - Costa Rican Institute of Sport and Recreation - to deny the American band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, a concert date in Colossus in La Sabana.

Luis Peraza, director of the Icoder, said that protecting the new facilities, especially the athletics track, is their principal objective and for such decided not to give Evenpro, the promoter for the band, permission to use the stadium.

"We have three back-to-back concerts and decided that was enough. From the beginning we talked about six a year and so far we have had three", said Peraza.

Duh, what is a stadium for?

Perasa is emphatic that it is not convenient to allow in the stadium so many concerts, that is preference should be given to sports activities in the stadium, ahead of commercial interests like a concert.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers announced a September 12 date at the National Stadium. Booked at the stadium is the Juan Luis Guerra on Agusut 25 and Judas Priest for September 27 and Pearl Jam for November 20, although the Pearl Jam date is omly tentative.

Evenpro head José Cañas said on Sunday that he was shocked at the news and was waiting to be notified officially by stadium authorities.

"The concert will go on as scheduled, if not at the Nacional, at another location", said Cañas.

Evenpro has set a date of July 11 to start selling tickets for the concert, with preference going to customers of Credomatic between July 12 and 17 and then the general public starting on July 18.

Evenpro is one of the largest concert promoters in Central America. Cañas said his company is a "serious" company and if the National is out, it will find a suitable location for the concert, suggesting the Saprissa as a possibility.



Buy, sell, rent & trade
anything in Costa Rica for FREE!

Click here!


Costa Rica's Daily English News Source
Apdo. 2133-1000, San José, Costa Rica
Tel: (506) 2231 3205 / (506) 8399 9642 
Fax: (506) 2232 6337


Follow us on twitter  

 Join our Facebook page


Insidecostarica is an independent news media portal featuring news of Costa Rica, Central America, Latin America and other wonderful and weird stuff.  External links are provided for reference purposes. is not responsible for the content of the external sites.

If you need more information or to provide recommendations, write to [email protected]

InsideGuanacaste  |  InsideNicaragua  |  InsideCuba  |  InsideColombia