Not many football fans are familiar with Estudiantes de La Plata. Its a football club based in La Plata, Argentina and competes in the Argentine Primera División. Well, they are about to become famous for the most bizarre way of reopening their home ground- the Estadio Jorge Luis Hirschi, with a hologram of a giant Lion!
The stadium, closed down in September 2005, was under a 14 year long renovation process. What’s a better way to give the fans a legendary reopening of the ground than to hologram a huge red Lion marching across the stadium? Check out in the clip below, courtesy of the club’s official Twitter handle.
— Estudiantes de La Plata (@EdelpOficial) November 12, 2019
The wild beast, a symbolic icon of the club that has got the nickname ‘El León’ (The Lion), was the perfect treat for the supporters who gathered in thousands to fill up the seats. The Lion was seen jumping on the roof with a growl, and marching across the stadium before jumping onto the ground.
Former Argentina superstars Juan Sebastián Verón and Gabriel Milito are currently the Chairman and Manager of the club, respectively. Established in 1905, the club has won 6 Primera División titles and one Intercontinental Cup in 1968. They are currently 7th in the domestic league.