Puerto Rico Islanders Make Alternate Plans While Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium is Remodeled
As was reported at IMS back in late February, major renovations are under way at the Puerto Rico Islanders stadium, Juan Ramón Loubriel.
Recently it was announced that there were delays in the first phase of the construction and the mayor of Bayamon had decided to place real grass in the stadium instead of turf. All this has caused delays that will mean the Islanders will not be allowed to play on Juan Ramón Loubriel until late July.
The Islanders had planned on playing at the Bayamón Soccer Complex which is about 3 miles from Juan Ramón Loubriel. But that facility only seats approximately 1,000 fans. Now that the duration of their time away from Juan Ramón Loubriel has increased, the team announced on Monday they have added additional seating bringing the total capacity up to about 3,000 according to a spokesperson for the team.
It was also announced that because of the circumstances surrounding the Islanders home venue, the team will allow anyone who comes to the home opener on Saturday evening free admission.
The Islanders will take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies at 7:30 on Saturday April 7th in the first regular season game for both teams.