- Address: La Plata
- Country: Argentine Republic
- Capacity: 53,000
- Opened: 7 June 2003
- Main use: Football
Extra stadium info – Estadio Único Diego Armando Maradona
The Estadio Único Diego Armando Maradona was known as the Estadio Ciudad de La Plata. It was one of the venues for the Copa América in 2011. The national football teams of the Argentine Republic, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, the United Mexican States, Uruguay and Venezuela played at the stadium during the tournament. The first-ever Copa América match at the Estadio Único Diego Armando Maradona was a game between the Argentine Republic and Bolivia. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. In September 2012, the venue hosted its first-ever match of The Rugby Championship, when the national rugby union team of the Argentine Republic lost against New Zealand. 53,000 people showed up for the match.
Diego Armando Maradona
The stadium, which became one of the largest sports venues by capacity in South America, is named after the Argentine football legend Diego Maradona. He is widely regarded as one of the best players in football history. Maradona won the 1986 FIFA World Cup, which took place in the United Mexican States, with the national football team of the Argentine Republic. After serving a 15-month ban for failing a drug test for cocaine, Maradona left the Italian side SSC Napoli in 1992. The home of SSC Napoli was named after the Argentine football legend a few days after his death in 2020.
The Estudiantes de La Plata and GELP
Football clubs Estudiantes de La Plata and GELP played numerous matches at the Estadio Ciudad de La Plata. They became the first sports clubs from La Plata with 100,000 followers on their main social media page. The Estudiantes de La Plata won the South American championship for football clubs several times. In 1968, they won their first world championship title after beating the English football club Manchester United.