El Nuevo Gasómetro
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|El Nuevo Gasómetro|
|Full name||Estadio Pedro Bidegain|
|Location||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Owner||Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro|
|Field dimensions||110 x 70 m|
|Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro|
The Estadio Pedro Bidegain, nicknamed el Nuevo Gasómetro (the New Gasometer), is the home stadium of San Lorenzo football club in the Flores neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is a multi use stadium but mostly used for football matches. Capacity is 43,494 and inauguration was in 1993. San Lorenzo's old ground, the historic Estadio Gasómetro in nearby Boedo was expropriated by the military government in 1979.
San Lorenzo de Almagro's old stadium closed its doors on December 2, 1979 after a goalless draw against Boca Juniors. After roughly a decade-and-a-half playing home matches in other clubs' stadia, December 16, 1993 saw the club return to their own ground, the Nuevo Gasometro, after 52 weeks of construction and under the chairmanship of Fernando Miele. The New Gasometro opened in a match that ended with a 2-1 win over Universidad Católica of Chile.
The stadium's name is a tribute to Pedro Bidegain, Chairman of the Club in 1929 and 1930. There is also a street named after him in the neighbourhood of Boedo.
Until 10/05/2007, the stadium was located within the boundaries of the neighborhood of Nueva Pompeya, but with the 2329 Boundaries Act, After that date it was situated in the neighborhood of Flores.
Address: Av Gral Francisco Fernandez de la Cruz, between Av and Av Perito Moreno Varela (Flores). Ciudad de Buenos Aires. Argentina. Bus Routes(10-block radius): 101, 150, 42, 44, 46, 143, 193, 132, 76. Premetro (10 block radius): Balbastro Stations, Air Force and Francisco Fernandez de la Cruz.
It was a friendly played between San Lorenzo and Universidad Católica on the 16 December 1993. The home team won 2-1 with goals from Biaggio (21 'PT) and Artime (29' ST), with the visitors' goal being scored by Vazquez (41 'PT).
San Lorenzo de Almagro (2): Passet (Labarre), Arevalo (Simionato) and Escudero; Zandoná (Galeazzi), Cardinal (Netto) and Ballarin, García, Montserrat, Biaggio (Artime) Gorosito and Bennett (Rossi). DT: Héctor Veira. Catholic University of Chile (1) Toledo Lopez and Tupper (Almada), R. Gomez, Parraguez and Contreras (Gomez), Romero, Lepe, Barrera, Vazquez and Tudor. DT: Prieto.
San Lorenzo's stadium has been renovated several times. The first construction works were in the pit south and north roof of the pit. Then came the popular that joins to the south. Then came the construction of so-called "semi elbows" that are half an elbow that joins the north popular with the audience. In all works the stadium will host approximately a total of 50,000. Currently under construction the elbow that connects the north with the popular audience local, completely closing down the sector.