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was a multi-use stadium
A modern stadium is a place or venue for outdoor sports, concerts, or other events and consists of a field or stage either partly or completely surrounded by a structure designed to allow spectators to stand or sit and view the event.)Pausanias noted that for about half a century the only event...
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, that does not exist today. This stadium was mainly used for football matches of the owner club Peñarol from 1921 to 1933. Later it was demolished in the 30s decade because Peñarol started to play in the Estadio Centenario
Estadio Centenario is a stadium in Parque Batlle, Montevideo, Uruguay, used primarily for football. The stadium was built between 1929 and 1930 to host the 1930 FIFA World Cup, as well as to commemorate the centennial of Uruguay's first constitution...
as its home field, and besides that, due to the increase of the urban part of the city that literally ate the field. The first FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...
goal was scored in this stadium by the French player Laurent. The game was France against Mexico and was one of the 2 games that opened the World Cup, the other being held at the same time in Parque Central.
This stadium was one of the firsts soccer stadiums to include elliptical stands, taken from ancient Greek theatres models. It has been said that the Estadio Centenario was planned to be a "giant version" of this stadium. Included in a German book of the 40 most influential stadiums in history.
The 1930 FIFA World Cup
During the 1930 FIFA World Cup
The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930...
, the stadium hosted 2 group matches:
Group A match
Group C match