River Plate stadium should be ready to host Copa

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- River Plate says its Monumental stadium should be ready to host the Copa America final despite being ransacked by hooligans following the club's demotion to the second division.

The club said Wednesday it had begun stadium repairs for the July 24 match after hooligans tore up concession areas, ripped out seats and smashed fixtures in toilets on Sunday.

The club said a local prosecutor had lifted an order closing the stadium following reports that it had been filled beyond its official capacity of 40,000.