Estadio Pedro Bidegain

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Nuevo Gasómetro
El Nuevo Gasómetro
Nuevo Gasómetro.jpg
Full name Estadio Pedro Bidegain
Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
Owner Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro
Capacity 43,494
Field size 110 x 70 m
Surface grass
Opened 1993
Tenants
Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro

The Estadio Pedro Bidegain, more often known as El Nuevo Gasómetro, is the home stadium of San Lorenzo football club in Buenos Aires. [1]

San Lorenzo's old ground, the historic Estadio Gasómetro in nearby Boedo was expropriated by the military government in 1979.

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.[citation needed]

The stadium is located in Bajo Flores but San Lorenzo fans wish to return to their original home (Viejo Gasometro), and won a court action saying that Carrefour should sell back the land that their supermarket is now built on. [2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "http://www.stadiumguide.com/san Lorenzos dream return to boedo is coming closer". The Stadium Guide. 1 December 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Jonathan Wilson (24 April 2014). "San Lorenzo look to divine alignment to help break Copa Libertadores duck". the guardian (Guardian News and Media). Retrieved 24 May 2014. 

Coordinates: 34°39′7.43″S 58°26′24.43″W / 34.6520639°S 58.4401194°W / -34.6520639; -58.4401194