Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena
Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena is a multi-use stadium in Salta, Argentina. The stadium, built for the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship, holds 20,408 people and was opened in January 2001. It is now the home ground of football clubs Juventud Antoniana and Central Norte, both playing currently in the country's third level.
While it is mainly used for football, the Argentina national rugby union team has also played at the stadium.
During the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship this stadium hosted the Group E, conformed by Netherlands, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Ethiopia, and the round of 16 match between Costa Rica and Czech Republic. It also hosted two Group B matches for the 2011 Copa America:
|Date||Time (UTC-03)||Group||Team #1||Res.||Team #2||Attendance|
|July 9||18:30||Group B||Venezuela||1–0||Ecuador||12,000|
|July 13||19:15||Group B||Paraguay||3–3||Venezuela||18,000|
The stadium hosted for the first time an international club competition when Boca Juniors played its home matches for the round of 16 and quarter finals of the 2004 Copa Sudamericana. For the 2005 and 2006 editions of the cup, Boca Juniors used this stadium only for the round of 16 home matches.
|Date||Team #1||Result||Team #2||Tournament/Trophy|
|June 11, 2005||Argentina||35–21||Italy||Argentina v Italy test series|
|June 13, 2009||Argentina||24–22||England||Argentina v England test series|
|June 8, 2013||Argentina||3–32||England||Argentina v England test series|
|August 9, 2013||Argentina||58–12||NSW Barbarians||2013 Rugby Championship Warm-ups|
|August 9, 2014||Argentina||31–33||South Africa||2014 Rugby Championship|
|May 5, 2015||Argentina||28–23||United States||Test match|
|August 27, 2016||Argentina||26–24||South Africa||2016 Rugby Championship|
|August 26, 2017||Argentina||23 - 41||South Africa||2017 Rugby Championship|
Some of the artists that have performed at the Padre Martearena Stadium are Indio Solari (2009 and 2011), Wisin & Yandel (2010), Calle 13 (2011), Shakira (2011), Ricardo Arjona (2014), Violetta (2015) and Ricky Martin (2016).
Notes and references
- "Internacionales / Test matches". uar.com.ar. Retrieved 2015-07-16.
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