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 sports venue 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 with 30,000 people in attendance. The game was between Bolivia and the Argentine Republic, a football powerhouse. Bolivia defeated the visitors 6-1, inflicting the worst defeat for the Argentines in 60 years. Club Bolívar and Club The Strongest use the venue for home games. They became two of the first Bolivian sports clubs with 100,000 followers on their main social media page. Club Bolívar and The Strongest both won the Bolivian top-flight football league various times.

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