Estadio Universidad San Marcos

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Estadio de la UNMSM
Estadio UNMSM 1.jpg
Full name Estadio Universidad Nacional Mayor San Marcos
Location Lima, Peru
Owner Universidad San Marcos
Operator Universidad San Marcos
Capacity 43,000[1]
Surface Grass
Built 1951
Opened May 13, 1951

The Estadio Universidad Nacional Mayor San Marcos is a multi-purpose stadium located in Lima, Peru, belonging to the National University of San Marcos. It was inaugurated on May 13, 1951, with a seating capacity of 70,000 and covers an area of 48,782 m². Safety measures have been taken and they have reduced the maximum to 43,000 for the safety of the public.[2] The stadium is used by several Second Division teams who do not have a home ground. It has a running track and is near an archaeological excavation site.

Today is the official stadium of the football team of the university, the Club Deportivo Universidad San Marcos, which plays in the second division of Peru. Besides the stadium is used for extracurricular activities for students, teachers and administrators at the University of San Marcos


The stadium of the University of San Marcos began to be built around 1943 as part of the work of the then "Pro-Unemployed Board. The western platform was placed on the Huaca Concha, the northernmost of the Complex Maranga. The other stands were built with extra padding it. The esplanade match the old sports archaeological plaza located east of Huaca.Officially opened on 13 May 1951, commemorating the 400th anniversary of founding of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos; the opening generated great expectations as the first large-capacity stadium in Peru, which was attended by then-President Manuel Odria, his education minister and the chancellor of the university. The opening match was between the Sport Boys of Callao and Palmeiras of Brazil.

For its construction on archaeological stuffed unstable over the years, cracks appeared in the stands and large slumps. In 1993 the government of Alberto Fujimori earmarked money for the renovation of the stadium. When machines raised the floor of the esplanade of the western grandstand, which was hardest hit, were exposed bale walls and archaeological 1,500 years old. Despite this, he set the fence and custody of the place, and built new footings on the archaeological architecture.

Sport Events[edit]

The Stadium is also used for other kind of activities such as:

  • Special Olympics (1951)
  • National College Sports (1955)
  • Sports National University (1983)


Metallica (World Magnetic Tour) at the stadium.


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  2. ^ "Peru". Retrieved 2008-01-16. 
  3. ^ "Iron Maiden Peru". Iron Maiden 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 

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Coordinates: 12°03′25″S 77°04′30″W / 12.057°S 77.075°W / -12.057; -77.075