Estadio Gigante de Arroyito

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Estadio Gigante de Arroyito
Gigante de Arroyito
Rosario Central vs San Martín de San Juan.jpg
Full nameEstadio Gigante de Arroyito[1]
LocationRosario, Argentina
Capacity48,900[2]
Field size105 x 70 m
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1926–1929,
Opened14 November 1926
Renovated1957, 1963, 1968 and 1974–1978
Tenants
Rosario Central
Argentina national rugby union team

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.[3]

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.[3]

In the 2016–17 league season, Rosario Central drew an average home attendance of 35,000, the third-highest in the league. Their rivals NOB drew 25,000.

See also[edit]

Media related to Gigante de Arroyito at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://decentral.com.ar/estadio-gigante-de-arroyito/
  2. ^ http://www.rosariocentral.com/institucional/13506/
  3. ^ a b "Gigante de Arroyito". ESPNscrum. ESPN EMEA. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
Preceded by
Estadio Hernando Siles
La Paz
South American Games
Main Venue

1982
Succeeded by
Estadio Nacional de Chile
Santiago

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