Estadio Marcelo Bielsa

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Estadio Marcelo A. Bielsa
El Coloso del Parque 3.jpg
Location Rosario, Argentina
Capacity 50.000[1]
Field size 105 x 70 m
Surface Grass
Opened 23 July 1911
Tenants
Newell's Old Boys

Estadio Marcelo A. Bielsa is Newell's Old Boys' multi-use stadium in Rosario, Argentina. It didn't have any official name until December 22, 2009, when it was named after the former manager of the club Marcelo Bielsa. Until then it was simply called El Coloso del Parque ("The Colossus of the Park"), and this remained as the stadium's popular name. It is currently used mostly for football matches, but it has hosted some rugby matches sometimes, albeit rarely. The stadium was built in 1911, and has been expanded several times since. It currently holds 50,000[1].

History[edit]

First pitch (1905)[edit]

The first pitch or "field" as it was called at that time was located between the streets Boulevard Humberto First and Avellaneda, in the northwest of the city of Rosario, in the neighborhood of the workshops. The same was achieved through management by Claudio Newell (son of Isaac Newell, founder of the club), and was opened in 1905 . It was the scene of the beginning of the meetings at that time the Football League Rosarina. The same had few amenities: had only a small box lumber modest. Due to this and the growth of the club, he found a new space for the court.

Second court (1907)[edit]

In 1907, thanks to the efforts of the then Mayor of Rosario, Nicasio Vila, who ceded some land, the court moved to the block between Avenue United Provinces streets, San Luis and La Rioja, in the neighborhood Vila, in the west corner of the city.

Coordinates: 32°57′21.8″S 60°39′41.2″W / 32.956056°S 60.661444°W / -32.956056; -60.661444

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