A bill to give the name Maradona a street in Buenos Aires
Yesterday, lawmakers in Buenos Aires city council submitted a bill to name a street in the capital after the late Argentine legend Diego Maradona in his honor.
They seek to name Maradona, who died on November 25 at the age of 60 after a heart attack, on a section of the road leading to Argentinos Juniors Stadium, the stadium where Maradona began his football career when he was fifteen years old.
The stadium was actually named after him in 2004.
The new bill also aims to create a "tourism, sports and cultural department" in an area of 30 buildings around the stadium, as a "permanent tribute" to Maradona in the area where he started as a soccer player.
"Nothing can equal the joy and happiness that Maradona gave to the people of Argentina," said Claudio Morrissey, city councilor, who is the patron of the legislation. "But we believe that this cultural and sporting circle will be necessary to keep him alive now and forever."
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