Estadio Elías Aguirre

Estadio Capitán Remigio Elías Aguirre Romero is a multi-purpose stadium administrated by the governmental Instituto Peruano del Deporte in Chiclayo, Peru. It was built in 1970 named after the 19th century Peruvian sailor Elías Aguirre Romero. Its current spectator capacity is 23,000 (can be limited to 20,000 for safety reasons) after the renovations performed for the 2004 Copa América, and had artificial turf installed for the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship. The most recognized club to play at this stadium is Juan Aurich.

Estadio Elias Aguirre
Estadioeliasaguirre.jpg
Full nameEstadio Capitán Remigio Elías Aguirre Romero
LocationChiclayo, Peru
Coordinates6°46′6″S 79°51′39″W / 6.76833°S 79.86083°W / -6.76833; -79.86083Coordinates: 6°46′6″S 79°51′39″W / 6.76833°S 79.86083°W / -6.76833; -79.86083
OwnerRegional government
OperatorInstituto Peruano del Deporte
Capacity23,000[2]
Field size105 x 68 m[1]
SurfacePolytan Ligaturf 240 ACS 65[1]
Construction
Built1970
Opened1970
Renovated2004, 2005
Expanded2004
Tenants
Juan Aurich

HistoryEdit

Estadio Capitán Remigio Elías Aguirre Romero was built in 1970 and renovated in 2004 for the Copa América Peru was to host. The stadium hosted 5 matches for this tournament in which the national football teams of Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay, and Ecuador participated. The game that opened the Elías Aguirre's participation in this tournament was a group stage 2–2 draw between Mexico and Uruguay, and the game that closed its participation was a 1–0 Argentina win over hosts Peru in the quarterfinals. The stadium received a minor renovation for the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship. The renovations consisted of installing Polytan Ligaturf which received the FIFA 1 star recommended rating.[1] During this championship, the Elías Aguirre hosted 6 matches; 5 group stage matches and 1 semifinal match.

The stadium is administrated by the regional government of Lambayeque and principally used by local teams of Chiclayo which participate in the Copa Perú. Additionally, football club Juan Aurich gained promotion to the Primera División in 2007 after conquering the 2007 Copa Perú. They play in the Primera División since 2008 and qualified to the 2010 Copa Libertadores in which the stadium hosted international matches against the Argentinian defending champions Estudiantes de La Plata and Bolivian Bolívar, Mexican Estudiantes Tecos in addition to local Alianza Lima.

In addition to football events, the stadium can host track and field events and is located within a sports complex.

International matches hostedEdit

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance Tournament
7 July 2004 Mexico   2–2   Uruguay Group B 25.000 Copa América
Argentina   6–1   Ecuador 24.000
10 July 2004 Uruguay   2–1   Ecuador Group B 25.000
Argentina   0–1   Mexico 25.000
17 July 2004 Peru   0–1   Argentina Quarterfinals 26.500
17 September 2005 Ivory Coast   3–4   Italy Group C 14,800 FIFA U-17 World Championship
United States   3–2   North Korea 15,200
20 September 2005 Italy   1–3   United States Group C 15,240
Ivory Coast   0–3   North Korea 14,500
22 September 2005 Australia   2–1   Uruguay Group B 11,100
29 September 2005 Mexico   4–0   Netherlands Semifinals 16,800
6 August 2009 Alianza Atlético   0–0   Deportivo Anzoátegui First stage 7,112 Copa Sudamericana
29 January 2010 Juan Aurich   2–0   Estudiantes Tecos 10,312 Copa Libertadores
24 February 2010 2–0   Bolívar 10,759 Copa Libertadores
16 March 2010 4–2   Alianza Lima 13,253 Copa Libertadores
30 March 2010 0-2   Estudiantes 19,904 Copa Libertadores
25 August 2011 1-2   La Equidad Copa Sudamericana

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "FIFA Recommended Fields Worldwide". FIFA. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 September 2016. Retrieved 21 September 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)