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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  • Recently refurbished, stadium was one of the 4 venues of the world of 62, sports field and Park to the recreation of the workers of the Div. The Lieutenant of Codelco Chile, and presentation of the Sport Club field Ohiggins of the first division of the Chilean football. Also there is the parade military civic on 2 October, commemorating the epic battle of Rgua, which put an end to the old homeland.
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  • Area large, comfortable, clean, easy access and parking, excellent lighting for the night. Located in a very good area of rancagua, with food premises nearby to enjoy after the event to which you are going. I have been coming there, today.
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  • A sports arena at the height of a thriving region and effort of its people. Actually many years ago is deserved nuesrra region a venue like this. Worthy to learn, enjoy and take care.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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