Bogotá Goes Dry For Colombia – Japan Game

Posted on Jun 23 2014 - 10:52pm by Rico
Bogotá has been transmitting the soccer World Cup on big screens in several public parks. | Photo: Mike's Bogota Blog

Bogotá has been transmitting the soccer World Cup on big screens in several public parks. | Photo: Mike’s Bogota Blog

Bogota will be dry – no sale or consumption of liquor in public places – from 6am Tuesday, June 24, to 6am Wednesday, June 25. The city’s administration says it is implementing the measure to reduce incidents of public disorder after the Thursday June 19, game between Colombia and the Ivory Coast.

The Administración Distrital on Monday issued Decreteo No. 253 for the Colombia – Japan game.

Mayor Gustavo Petro Again Urrego invited the Bogotanos to enjoy the football game on giant screens in different localities and the pregame cultural activities. In the screens will be installed areas:

  •     Parque Arborizadora Alta (Ciudad Bolívar –calle 72 B sur # 42 A 03).
  •     Parque Laureles Naranjos (Bosa–calle 70 F sur #. 80 J – 86).
  •     Parque Cayetano Cañizares (Kennedy– carrera 86 # 40–55 sur).
  •     Parque La Gaitana (Suba– calle 132 – carrera 116).
  •     Parque Metropolitano Simón Bolívar.
  •     Plaza de Bolívar (Centro de Bogotá)
  •     Parque La Independencia (Santa Fe – carrera 7 – calle 26).
  •     Parque Los Hippies o Sucre (localidad Chapinero – calle 60, carrera 9).
  •     Parque de la 93.
  •     Plazoleta de Usaquen (Cra 6 con 118).
  •     Zona T. Calle 85 con 15.

Colombians are asked to dress in patriotic colours, putting aside  the traditions of the local teams.