Estadio Gigante de Arroyito

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Estadio Dr. Lisandro de la Torre
Gigante de Arroyito
Estadio Gigante de Arroyito.jpg
Full name Estadio Dr. Lisandro de la Torre
Location Rosario, Argentina
Field size
105 x 70 m
Surface Grass
Built 1927-1929,
Opened 27 October 1929
Renovated 1957, 1963, 1968 and 1974-78
Rosario Central
1978 FIFA World Cup
Argentina national rugby union team

The Estadio Dr. Lisandro de la Torre, aka Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, is a sports stadium in Rosario, Argentina. It is the home of the Rosario Central football team.[1]

The stadium was originally opened in 1929 and remodeled to concrete in three stages, the first in 1957, the second in 1963 and the third in 1968.

In the 1978 World Cup, all three second-round games of the Argentine national football team were played in the Gigante. Local hero Mario Kempes enjoyed the support of the fans and went on to become the top scorer of the tournament.

The stadium hosted the Rugby Championship encounter between the Pumas and the Wallabies in October 2012.[1]

See also[edit]

Media related to Gigante de Arroyito at Wikimedia Commons


  1. ^ a b "Gigante de Arroyito". ESPNscrum. ESPN EMEA. Retrieved 20 September 2012. 

Coordinates: 32°54′50.39″S 60°40′28.44″W / 32.9139972°S 60.6745667°W / -32.9139972; -60.6745667