Estadio Municipal Germán Becker

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Estadio Municipal Germán Becker
Estadio Germán Becker
Interior of the stadium
Full name Estadio Municipal Bicentenario German Becker Baechler
Location Temuco, Chile
Coordinates 38°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
Owner Municipality of Temuco
Capacity 18,413[1]
Surface grass
Broke ground March 15, 1965 (1965-03-15)
Opened August 13, 1965 (1965-08-13)[2]
Reopened November 5, 2008 (2008-11-05)
Construction cost $ 16,866,360,960 ($ 34.4 million) -reconstruction-
Architect Sergio Ferreira P.
Madrid Roberto L.
Structural engineer Eduardo Rodriguez
General contractor Socovesa
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 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.

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.


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


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