Estadio Alejandro Villanueva
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|Estadio Alejandro Villanueva|
|Full name||Estadio Alejandro Villanueva|
|Broke ground||May 30, 1969|
|Built||1969 - 1974|
|Opened||December 27, 1974|
|Project manager||Walter Lavalleja &
Alfonso de Souza Ferreyra
|Field dimensions||105 x 70 m|
Estadio Alejandro Villanueva is a stadium located in the neighborhood of Matute in La Victoria District in Lima, Peru. The stadium is the home field of the football club Alianza Lima. The stadium has a capacity of 40,000 people. It is named after former Alianza Lima player Alejandro Villanueva.
On April 11, 1965, it was announced at a press conference by Mr. Walter Lavalleja that a stadium was to be built in Lima for the club Alianza Lima. They were able to do this project because the president at that time, Manuel Odria donated a piece of land for the construction of this stadium. On May 30, 1969, the first phase of the project began. Even though the capacity is 40,000; the stadium fills up with a lot more people (ranging from 10,000 - 20,000 more).
The stadium was inaugurated with the "Señor de Los Milagros" tournament featuring Alianza Lima, Universitario de Deportes, Nacional of Uruguay, and Independiente of Argentina. The stadium opened on December 27, 1974, to 55,000 spectators with Alianza Lima drawing 2–2 with Nacional.