Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (LDA) and Saprissa Deportivo are only hours away from meeting in the first leg of the Grand Final of the 2023 Tournament, a double overtime game that has become frequent.
According to statistical data and sports journalist Gerardo Coto, the second phase of the final scheme is resumed at the end of the year 2018 Equestrian Games and since then only three tournaments have not reached that time. That is, they are told 72% of first division soccer tournaments are extended two more games to determine the champion.
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“This kind of second round started in the 1991 tournament and lasted through the 97-98 season; with variations in the form of each tournament, but is always contemplated according to the final season. It was applied again in 2018 until now”, Coto assured EF.
Of the 11 tournaments held since the 2018 Closing; only three championships were decided without the need for extra time.
The protagonists of the grand finale are not always the same ones who turned themselves in at the end of the first period. The first place in the general table has the right to dispute the title in the grand final, if they do not qualify for the final or lose.
For example, Club Sport Herediano won a place in the grand final in the 2021 Open Equestrian Games and was waiting for the team that would triumph in the final of the first season between the purple and the manudos. This championship was won by the Florentines.
How much do they earn at the box office?
Standing in an extension of the ball means, logically, an additional box office for each team. One that also promises to be big, with a full stadium and possibly higher ticket prices than certain matches.
The The Union of Clubs of the First Division (Unafut) is the most reliable EF They do not provide the amount of revenue for the box office of those specific games.
The data that exists are those according to the total number of days of the first period for each club. Purple collected 400, 802,362 in 11 palms at home, red and black figure 205, 593,613.
That’s what on average the Deportivo Saprissa generates 36,436,578 per home game and ¢18,690,328 in the Alajuelense Sports League.
Both clubs have already sold out the entire box office for the round trip.