Estadio El Teniente, Rancagua

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Estadio El Teniente, also known as Estadio El Teniente-Codelco for sponsorship reasons, is a multi-purpose stadium in Rancagua, Chile. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium actually holds approximately 13,000 people and was built in 1945 with the name Braden Copper Company Stadium (Estadio Braden Copper Co.). The stadium is the home stadium for O'Higgins, the team of the city of Rancagua.The stadium hosted seven matches of 1962 FIFA World Cup, where played matches of the group stage and quarter-finals.In 2013, the stadium was renovated for hosting the 2015 Copa América, to be played in Chile. Two matches of the group stage will be played in this stadium.HistoryConstructionThe stadium, since its construction, was owned by the U.S. copper mining company Braden Copper Company, which operated the mineral-extraction complex "El Teniente".The designation of the Braden Copper Stadium to host matches in the 1962 FIFA World Cup was due to an emergency. Indeed, the 1960 Valdivia earthquake severely damaged or destroyed facilities in some of the originally-designated host cities of the FIFA World Cup in 1962 including Talca, Concepción, Talcahuano and Valdivia, which caused the original schedule to be discarded and forced its almost complete modification. Further, Antofagasta and Valparaíso were deterred from fulfilling their offers to host because they could not feasibly construct self-funded stadiums, a condition that had been imposed by the Federation due to its own lack of resources. However, given the bleak outlook for the organization, the U.S. mining interests allowed the use of their stadium in Rancagua.
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93 reviews
  • August 9, 2017
    Cute very good installations. Comfortable seat (box). Excellent bathrooms. Ascesores running. Good control of security.
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  • July 11, 2017
    You can go to train multiple sports, the facilities are very good. There are tennis courts, track athletics and free space.
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  • April 27, 2017
    It is a refurbished Stadium in which it plays the local team of Rancagua (O'Higgins). Important has been host to the World Cup in 1962, of the America's Cup and now last in the South American under 17
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  • March 15, 2017
    Stadium de futbol
  • November 25, 2016
    grande ohiggins
  • July 30, 2017
    Nice Stadium province bonnet, if on the outside looks great, its interior is fantastic, it is true, does not have great capacity for spectators, but for the historical city of rancagua this well.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Large enclosure. . Excellent place. Very safe. Good bathrooms. Posts to eat. Good location. Near local locomotion. Urban and interurban and route 5 also
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  • August 6, 2017
    Comfortable well. The bad thing is that it did not win Ohiggins
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Where to stay in Rancagua

Rancagua offers plenty off accommodations catering to foreign visitors and day trippers from Santiago. You'll find a few luxury hotels flanking the more upscale commercial streets of the city center. Budget-conscious travelers can take advantage of a number of hostels lining the downtown's side streets. Rental apartments offer a good option for those on longer stays in Rancagua.
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