Their [Necaxa's] stadium in Aguascalientes was hosting a concert by Shakira the following evening -- with more than 24 hours needed to get the arena ready for the Colombian singer, who provided the pre-match entertainment at last year's World Cup final.For more doozies, read the rest of Brian Homewood's Reuters piece.
Both the Libertadores and Shakira's tour were planned months ago, yet the authorities were still caught out.
Shakira won the day and Necaxa will have to play at Mexico City's Azteca stadium, around 600 kilometres away. Any fans dedicated enough to see the match will be back in line at the travel agents looking for plane or bus tickets.
Mexican soccer joy for travel agents and pop stars [Guardian]