Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza

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The Estadio Malvinas Argentinas is the largest stadium in Mendoza, fourth largest census metropolitan area in Argentina. It is owned and administrated by the Provincial Government, and has a seating capacity of over 40,000 spectators.HistoryArgentina was chosen as the host 1978 World Cup of the nation by FIFA in London, England on 6 July 1966, and Mendoza, as one of the largest cities in the countries, was selected as a venue. The organizing committee, under supervision of the military dictatorship that ruled Argentina since 1976, proposed a new stadium to be built by the Cerro de la Gloria, in General San Martín Park and taking advantage of the topography of a natural depression located on the slopes of the hill. Beside the stadium itself, the project included new access roads, parking lots, a training auxiliar field and other complementary works.The construction began in 1976 and the Estadio Ciudad de Mendoza ("City of Mendoza Stadium") was opened on May 14th, 1978 with a friendly match between a team formed by players from Mendoza and another one with players from San Rafael. During June 1978, Mendoza hosted six Fifa World Cup matches, three first round matches and three second round matches. That same year Gimnasia y Esgrima de Mendoza became the first team from Mendoza to play a first division match at the stadium. Other teams from Mendoza that have reached first division and used the Malvinas Argentinas as home stadium since are Independiente Rivadavia, Club Atletico Huracan Las Heras, San Martín de Mendoza and Godoy Cruz.
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  • Normal stadium .it was building for world cup 1978 . about access is reaaly 0 point, complicate and without info. Around is s enoumous park.  more »
  • This place is buried in the ground. You can only see the light poles sticking up but I got in to see it!! It's gorgeous and this city is so taken in by soccer that it even made me feel like a Mendozia...  more »
  • We tried and failed (twice) to get in the stadium. here's some tips if you want to go and see it. It is free and looks great fro the outside! It is in the centre of the park and the park is huge, and ...  more »
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  • Great stadium... For 1978 standards. It needs modernisation.
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  • Just checking where the Springboks are playing