Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López

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Estadio Brigadier Gral E. López
El Cementerio de Los Elefantes
(The Elephants Graveyard)
Full name Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López
Location Santa Fe, Argentina
Capacity 33,548;[1] 40,000[2]
Opened 9 July 1946
Tenants
Club Atlético Colón

Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao Lopez (nicknamed "El Cementerio de Los Elefantes") is a football stadium in Santa Fe, Argentina. It is the home stadium of Club Atlético Colón. The stadium has a capacity of 33,548, and was first opened in 1946.[1]

The ground's nickname (Elephants Graveyard in English) was created in 1964, as a result of the unexpected defeat of the Brazilian team Santos FC led by Pelé. The frequent defeats of the major Argentine teams strengthened the reputation.[3]

It has also been used occasionally for Argentina rugby internationals, most recently in 2007 for a test against Ireland.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 31°39′47.58″S 60°43′31.42″W / 31.6632167°S 60.7253944°W / -31.6632167; -60.7253944