Estadio Municipal Germán Becker
Estadio Germán Becker
Interior of the stadium
|Full name||Estadio Municipal Bicentenario German Becker Baechler|
|Owner||Municipality of Temuco|
|Broke ground||March 15, 1965|
|Opened||August 13, 1965|
|Reopened||November 5, 2008|
|Construction cost||$ 16,866,360,960 ($ 34.4 million) -reconstruction-|
|Architect||Sergio Ferreira P.|
Madrid Roberto L.
|Structural engineer||Eduardo Rodriguez|
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 2015, three Copa América matches were played at the stadium.
2015 Copa América
|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|
- "Copa América 2015". conmebol.com.
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