National insurance agency inspectors closed the stadium of the Club Sport Herediano Tuesday. The organization fields a first division soccer team.
The Instituto Nacional de Seguros said that the sports club failed to make a required payment on its riesgos del trabajo insurance policy that covers employees in case of injury during work.
The location is called the Estadio Eladio Rosabal Cordero in Heredia.
The insurance institute said it notified the sport team management last week that the last day to pay was Monday. But no payment was made, the institute said.
The Instituto Nacional de Seguros still is the primary insurer for this type of policy. The institute said that the sports team has three days to contest the closing. Then a judge can take two weeks to either ratify the closing or to order the stadium reopened.
The closing will affect the weekend soccer matches.
The Heredia club is the national champion but it has been suffering economic problems.