‘Catastrophe waiting to happen’ – Huge crack appears in stand filled with thousands of fans at Boca Juniors stadium

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BOCA JUNIORS’ stadium has been branded a “catastrophe waiting to happen” by fans after a huge crack appeared in a stand with spectators.

The crack in the floor of one of the upper tiers of the Argentine club’s stadium.

La Bombonera was constructed in 1940 and was renovated in 1996

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La Bombonera was constructed in 1940 and was renovated in 1996Credit: AFP – Getty
A crack could be seen in one of the stands during a Copa Libertadores match

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A crack could be seen in one of the stands during a Copa Libertadores matchCredit: Twitter
The stand was bouncing as fans roared their team on against Brazilian side Corinthians

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The stand was bouncing as fans roared their team on against Brazilian side CorinthiansCredit: Twitter

It can be seen moving under the weight of the fans in the stand.

The video was taken during a Copa Libertadores match between Boca Juniors and Brazilian side Corinthians earlier this month in side the stadium constructed in 1940.

And despite reconstruction in 1996, the stadium appears to be in poor condition.

Fans on social media have expressed their concern with some saying there’s potential for disaster.

One fan said on Twitter: “A catastrophe waiting to happen.”

Another tweeted: “F*** that, that’s not even funny. That’s a tragic thing waiting to happen.”

A third wrote: “Yeah, f*** that. I’d be taking the nearest exit.

“I often wonder how strong the concrete and reinforced steel is at stadiums, I don’t think they were made for fans to simultaneously jump together.”

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The away dressing room is said to be under the stand, according to a footy fan who claims to have been on a tour of La Bombonera.

They said: “I’ve been on the stadium tour.

“The guide said the away teams changing room was under this stand, so that the Boca fans jumping up and down would intimidate them…(or kill them, by the looks of it).

“Funnily enough, she never mentioned the stadium being a death trap.”

Corinthians won the affair 6-5 on penalties after the two-legged tie against Boca had finished goalless.

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