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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.

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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[1]
Field size105 x 68 m[2]
SurfacePolytan Ligaturf 240 ACS 65[2]
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.[2] 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
7 July 2004 Argentina   6–1   Ecuador Group B 24.000 Copa América
10 July 2004 Uruguay   2–1   Ecuador Group B 25.000 Copa América
10 July 2004 Argentina   0–1   Mexico Group B 25.000 Copa América
17 July 2004 Peru   0–1   Argentina Quarterfinals 26.500 Copa América
17 September 2005 Ivory Coast   3–4   Italy Group C 14,800 FIFA U-17 World Championship
17 September 2005 United States   3–2   North Korea Group C 15,200 FIFA U-17 World Championship
20 September 2005 Italy   1–3   United States Group C 15,240 FIFA U-17 World Championship
20 September 2005 Ivory Coast   0–3   North Korea Group C 14,500 FIFA U-17 World Championship
22 September 2005 Australia   2–1   Uruguay Group B 11,100 FIFA U-17 World Championship
29 September 2005 Mexico   4–0   Netherlands Semifinals 16,800 FIFA U-17 World Championship
29 January 2010 Juan Aurich   2–0   Estudiantes Tecos First stage 10,312 Copa Libertadores
24 February 2010 Juan Aurich   2–0   Bolívar First stage 10,759 Copa Libertadores
16 March 2010 Juan Aurich   4–2   Alianza Lima First stage 13,253 Copa Libertadores
30 March 2010 Juan Aurich   0-2   Estudiantes First stage 19,904 Copa Libertadores

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.ipd.gob.pe/index.php/recintos-deportivos/estadios-primera-division?layout=edit&id=182
  2. ^ a b c "FIFA Recommended Fields Worldwide". FIFA. Retrieved 29 August 2010.