Estadio Alejandro Villanueva
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|Former names||Estadio Alianza Lima (1974–2000)|
|Field size||105 x 70 m|
|Broke ground||May 30, 1969|
|Built||1969 - 1974|
|Opened||December 27, 1974|
|Project manager||Walter Lavalleja &|
Alfonso de Souza Ferreyra
The Estadio Alejandro Villanueva, formerly Estadio Alianza Lima, is a football stadium located in the neighborhood of Matute in La Victoria District in Lima, Peru. The stadium is the home of Alianza Lima. The stadium has a capacity of 33,938 people. It is named after former Alianza Lima player Alejandro Villanueva.
On April 11, 1965, it was announced at a press conference by 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.
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.
The stadium carried the club name since its opening. However, in 2000, with Alianza Lima's centennial anniversary approaching, the club rechristened the stadium name to Estadio Alejandro Villanueva in honor one of one their most important players.