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Centenario Stadium in Montevideo,Uruguay
Centenario Stadium:Historical Monument of world soccer.
Uruguay is a country where soccer reigns supreme being the National sport
The Centenario Stadium is our greatest icon, several matches of the 1930 world cup took place there,and Uruguay beat Argentina in the final game of that competition.
It is located in the great green lung of our city :the Batlle park or Parque de los Aliados in Montevideo
It was inaugurated on July 18,1930,a local architect Juan Scasso was designer and builder,it is named after the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first Constitution of Uruguay
It was and still is the home to several international competitions
It has a total capacity of 64000 sitting spectators
The Homege tower was built along with the Centenario Stadium its full name is Tower of Tributes to Olimpic Champions of 1924 and 1928(Uruguay won Olympic soccer gold medals in 1924 and 1928,and the FIFA world Cup Championships in 1930 and 1950
This tower has nine balconies representing nines stripes of the Uruguayan flag,we also see two wings representing the wings of an airplane and a boat bow (these were the most important means of transport at the time).It is an Art Deco style tower
In the Stadium we find a police station,a school and soccer Museum
I visited this Museum and I interviewed its Director
He said: "The Centenario Stadium was built in1930,although the foundation stone was placed in November 1929.This Stadium was built for the first world soccer championship organized by FIFA in 1930,hosted and won Uruguay"
This stadium was declared by FIFA on July 18,1983 as a Historical Monument of world soccer
The Centenario Stadium is our greatest National pride!