Estadio Carlos Dittborn

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Estadio Carlos Dittborn
Estadio Carlos Dittborn de Arica.jpg
LocationArica, Chile
Coordinates18°29′15.47″S 70°17′56.96″W / 18.4876306°S 70.2991556°W / -18.4876306; -70.2991556Coordinates: 18°29′15.47″S 70°17′56.96″W / 18.4876306°S 70.2991556°W / -18.4876306; -70.2991556
Capacity9,746
Field size105 x 68 m
Surfacegrass
Construction
OpenedApril 15, 1962 (1962-04-15)
ArchitectBresciani Valdés Castillo Huidobro
Tenants
San Marcos de Arica
Deportivo Universidad de Tarapacá

Estadio Carlos Dittborn (Carlos Dittborn Stadium) is a multi-purpose stadium in Arica, Chile. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium currently holds 9,746 people and was built in 1962 as a venue for the 1962 World Cup, which was hosted by Chile.[1] It was named in honor of Carlos Dittborn, the president of the Chilean Organization Committee for the World Cup, who died one month prior to the start of the 1962 World Cup. It is the home stadium of San Marcos de Arica.

The stadium held the matches of Group 1 (consisting of Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Uruguay, Colombia), as well as the second round match between Chile and Soviet Union. It witnessed the only Olympic goal (scored directly from a corner kick) in world cup history (as of 2018), scored by Colombian Marcos Coll against Russian goalkeeper Lev Yashin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stadiums in Chile". Worldstadiums.com. Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2011.