Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena

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Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena
Estadio Padre Ernestro Martearena de Salta.jpg
Location Salta, Argentina
Capacity 20,408
Surface Grass
Opened 2001
Juventud Antoniana
Central Norte

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.

Since 2002 Salta hosts one of the many annual Summer Tournaments and has hosted several matches for the Copa Argentina on its 2011–12, 2013–14 and 2014–15 editions.


Argentina national rugby union team, Los Pumas, has played several test matches here and three The Rugby Championship matches against South Africa for the 2014, 2016 and 2017 editions.[1]

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[edit]

  1. ^ "Internacionales / Test matches". Retrieved 2015-07-16. 

Coordinates: 24°49′15.20″S 65°25′9.08″W / 24.8208889°S 65.4191889°W / -24.8208889; -65.4191889