Why is this tree in the football field?
There was also a tree planted in the middle of the national stadium in Santiago in 2006 by the Chilean artist SebastiÃ¡n ErrÃ¡zuriz. The project was “a 10 metre high, real magnolia tree planted in the centre of Chile’s National stadium where the dictator Pinochet tortured political prisoners 30 years ago”, notes the artist’s website. “During a whole week the decontextualised stadium was open to the public as a park. A cathartic soccer match played before 15,000 people, with the tree in the middle, was the closure of the piece.”