Estadio Jorge "Mágico" González

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Estadio Nacional Jorge González
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Full name Estadio Nacional Jorge "Mágico" González
Former names Estadio Nacional Flor Blanca
Location San Salvador, El Salvador
Built 1932
Owner Instituto Nacional de los Deportes de El Salvador
Surface Grass
Capacity 32,000[1]
Tenants
Alianza FC

Estadio Jorge "Mágico" González is formerly known as "Estadio Nacional Flor Blanca", referring to the name of the suburb where it is located in San Salvador. It is a football stadium in El Salvador. It is named after Jorge Alberto González. It has a capacity of 25,000.

The stadium was restored in 2001 to host notable sporting events in Latin America, the Central American and Caribbean Games in August 2002.

History[edit]

The Estadio Nacional was constructed in 1932 by Maximiliano Hernández Martínez for the 1935 Central American and Caribbean Games. The name Flor Blanca was named after the location of the stadium (49 North Avenue, Colonia Flor Blanca, San Salvador). In 2002, as part of the 70th anniversary of its construction and organization of the 2002 Central American and Caribbean Games, it would hold the largest renovation in its history, where it doubled its initial capacity, and was fully modernized. The renovation includes the installation of 20,000 seats for the convenience of the spectators and track facilities for more modern and the installation of functional Tartan Central, where they have made the most important athletic competition of the Isthmus. In 2006, 74 years after its construction, the government of President Elías Antonio Saca González, decides to change its name to Estadio Nacional Jorge "Magico " Gonzalez, after the iconic footballer in El Salvador.

In 2010, the stadium was used for the eleventh season of the Dutch TV-show Wie is de Mol?

Important Events held in the Estadio Jorge "Mágico" González[edit]

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Coordinates: 13°41′54″N 89°12′56″W / 13.698298°N 89.215426°W / 13.698298; -89.215426