Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López

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Estadio Brigadier Gral E. López
El Cementerio de Los Elefantes
(The Elephants Graveyard)
Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López - Colón de Santa Fe.jpg
Full name Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao López
Location Santa Fe, Argentina
Capacity 47,000[1]
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 33,458 and was first opened in 1946.[2]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sinmordaza.com/noticia/322168-aca-jugara-colon-union-el-clasico-santafesino.html
  2. ^ "ESTADIO BRIGADIER GENERAL ESTANISLAO LÓPEZ". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Gabriel Briceño. "'El cementerio de los elefantes', el escenario de Argentina-Colombia" ['The Elephants graveyard', the scenario of Argentina-Colombia] (in Spanish). Fútbol Red. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 

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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