Estadio Hernando Siles


* Address: Avenida Saavedra, La Paz
* Country: Bolivia
* Capacity: 41,000
* Opened: 1930
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Bolívar (football), The Strongest (football)

Extra stadium info – Estadio Hernando Siles

In 2007, the stadium was banned by FIFA for a few weeks, after protests that the high altitude gave the national football team of Bolivia an unfair advantage against opponents who had only a few days to acclimatise before playing. In 2009, the Estadio Hernando Siles hosted a football match between Bolivia and the football powerhouse Argentina, with 30,000 people in attendance. Bolivia defeated Argentina 6-1, inflicting the worst defeat for Argentina in 60 years. Club Bolívar and Club The Strongest are the tenants of the venue. They became two of the first Bolivian sports clubs with 100,000 followers on their main social media page.

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