Estadio Municipal Germán Becker

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Estadio Municipal Germán Becker
Estadio Germán Becker
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Interior of the stadium
Full nameEstadio Municipal Bicentenario German Becker Baechler
LocationTemuco, Chile
Coordinates38°44′34″S 72°37′11″W / 38.74278°S 72.61972°W / -38.74278; -72.61972Coordinates: 38°44′34″S 72°37′11″W / 38.74278°S 72.61972°W / -38.74278; -72.61972
OwnerMunicipality of Temuco
Capacity18,413[1]
Surfacegrass
Construction
Broke groundMarch 15, 1965 (1965-03-15)
OpenedAugust 13, 1965 (1965-08-13)
ReopenedNovember 5, 2008 (2008-11-05)
Construction cost$ 16,866,360,960 ($ 34.4 million) -reconstruction-
ArchitectSergio Ferreira P.
Madrid Roberto L.
Structural engineerEduardo Rodriguez
General contractorSocovesa
Tenants
Deportes Temuco

The Estadio Municipal Bicentenario Germán Becker Baechler is a stadium located in Temuco, Chile and owned by the Temuco municipality. It is the home ground of Deportes Temuco and also, the former ground of the defunct Unión Temuco football clubs. It was designed by Enrique Esteve and inaugurated on August 13, 1965. Its dimensions are: 105 x 68 m. It has a capacity of 18,413. It was originally built for the inmates at the Temuco prison. The highest ever recorded attendance was in December 3, 1972 when 32,551 spectators saw the Primera Division match between Green Cross Temuco and Colo-Colo.

In 2007 the stadium was selected as a venue for the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, and to comply with FIFA standards, its facilities were improved, its capacity was decreased from 20,930 to 18,936; and all seats were covered by a roof (from about 80% previously). The athletics track was removed to enhance spectators' enjoyment of the on-the-pitch action. The stadium was re-inaugurated on November 5, 2008.

In 2013 the stadium was the main venue for the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy.

In April 27, 2013 it hosted a 2015 Rugby World Cup qualifying match between hosts nation Chile and Brazil. Chile won 38 - 22 with 10,000 in attendance.

In 2015, three Copa América matches were played at the stadium.

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2015 Copa América[edit]

Date Time (UTC-3) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
June 14, 2015 18:30  Brazil 2–1  Peru Group C 16,342
June 21, 2015 16:00  Colombia 0–0  Peru Group C 17,332
June 25, 2015 20:30  Bolivia 1–3  Peru Quarter-Finals 16,872

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Copa América 2015". conmebol.com.

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