The Estadio Centenario is a sporting stadium located in Montevideo, Uruguay, primarily used for football matches. This stadium was one of the three used for the 1930 FIFA World Cup.
The current capacity is 60,235, though the largest ever crowd was 79,867 for the World Cup match between Uruguay and Yugoslavia.
Estadio Centenario hosted ten matches of the 1930 FIFA World Cup, including both semi-final matches and the final match between Uruguay and Argentina. The entire tournament took place in three stadiums within Montevideo; In addition to Estadio Centenario, matches were played at Central Park and Pocitos Stadium.
Major Events Held at Estadio Centenario
Here are just some of the major events that have been held at Estadio Centenario:
- 1930 FIFA World Cup
- 1942 Copa América
- 1956 Copa América
- 1967 Copa América
- 1995 Copa América
- 2021 final of the Copa Sudamericana
- 2021 final of the Copa Libertadores
Estadio Centenario Trivia
- The stadium is named in honor of the 100 year anniversary of the ratification of the first Constitution of Uruguay.
- In 1983 Estadio Centenario was declared by FIFA as the first Historical Monument of World Football (and the only one with this honor so far)
- Under the Olympic Grandstand is located primary school "Nº 100 Héctor Fígoli"; and under the Colombes Grandstand is located Police Station Nº9.
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