Estadio Gigante de Arroyito

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Estadio Gigante de Arroyito
Gigante de Arroyito
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Full name Estadio Gigante de Arroyito[1]
Location Rosario, Argentina
Capacity 48,900[2]
Field size 105 x 70 m
Surface Grass
Built 1926-1929,
Opened 14 November 1926[3]
Renovated 1957, 1963, 1968 and 1974-78
Rosario Central
1978 FIFA World Cup
Argentina national rugby union team
II South American Games

The Estadio Gigante de Arroyito (Spanish pronunciation: [xiˈɣante ðe aroˈʝito]) is a sports stadium in Rosario, Argentina. It is the home of the Rosario Central football team.[4]

The stadium was originally opened in 1926 and remodeled to concrete in three stages, the first in 1957, the second in 1963 and the third in 1968.

In the 1978 World Cup, all three second-round games of the Argentine national football team were played in the Gigante. Local hero Mario Kempes enjoyed the support of the fans and went on to become the top scorer of the tournament.

The stadium hosted the Rugby Championship encounter between the Pumas and the Wallabies in October 2012.[4]

See also[edit]

Media related to Gigante de Arroyito at Wikimedia Commons


Preceded by
Estadio Hernando Siles
La Paz
South American Games
Main Venue

Succeeded by
Estadio Nacional de Chile

Coordinates: 32°54′50.39″S 60°40′28.44″W / 32.9139972°S 60.6745667°W / -32.9139972; -60.6745667