The manager of the Estadio National (National Stadium), Edgar Barrantes, confirms that the stadium does not have insurance against fire. The state property only has third party liability insurance.

Given this, the cost of repairing the structure damaged by the fire Sunday night will come out of the operating budget, for now, while the legal process is started against the company hired to put on the fireworks display.

Barrantes told CRHOY.com that it was evaluating  the purchase of a fire policy, but the cost is prohibitive.

The stadium  is managed by the Instituto Costarricense del Deportes (ICODER), an autonomous state agency.

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