Estadio Libertadores de América
|Full name||Estadio Libertadores de América|
|Location||Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Owner||Club Atlético Independiente|
|Operator||Club Atlético Independiente|
|Construction cost||USD 35 million|
|Club Atlético Independiente|
The Estadio Libertadores de América is a stadium located in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires Province. It is home to the Argentine football club Independiente. The stadium was officially named only as recently as 2005, having been previously known simply as Estadio de Independiente or La Doble Visera de Cemento ("The double cement visor") because of the two roofs overhanging the spectators.
The original stadium, located at Ricardo Bochini 751/83, was built in 1928 and had a capacity of 52,823 with 27,863 seats. La Doble Visera, as it was popularly known, was the first cement stadium built in South America, and would host all international finals Independiente played as local team (7 of the Copa Libertadores, 3 of the Intercontinental Cups, 2 of the Supercopa Sudamericanas and 2 of the Interamericanas Cup) as well as many Argentina international matches, mostly in the 1930s and 1940s.
In December 2006 the stadium was shuttered, and demolished the following year. The rebuilt stadium was inaugurated on October 28, 2009, in a match against Colón de Santa Fe of the Argentine First Division championship (Apertura 2009). The new, European style stadium has a capacity of roughly 48,069 seats. It also features large digital screens, a restaurant with panoramic view of the pitch, a club museum, offices and conference facilities, and a shopping centre.
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