The Full Wiki

More info on Estadio Pocitos

Estadio Pocitos: Map


Wikipedia article:

Map showing all locations mentioned on Wikipedia article:

Estadio Pocitos was a multi-use stadium in Montevideomarker, Uruguaymarker, 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 Centenariomarker 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 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 stadium hosted 2 group matches:

Group A match

Group C match

Embed code:

Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address