Estadio Gigante de Arroyito
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|Gigante de Arroyito|
|Full name||Estadio Dr. Lisandro de la Torre|
|Opened||27 October 1929|
|Renovated||1957, 1963, 1968 and 1974-78|
1978 FIFA World Cup
Argentina national rugby union team
The Estadio Dr. Lisandro de la Torre, aka 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.
The stadium was originally opened in 1929 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.
Media related to Gigante de Arroyito at Wikimedia Commons
- "Gigante de Arroyito". ESPNscrum. ESPN EMEA. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
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