Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos


* Address: Avenida Grecia 2001, Santiago
* Country: Chile
* Capacity: 48,000
* Opened: 3 December 1938
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Universidad de Chile (football)

Extra stadium info – Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos

The construction of the venue, which is nicknamed El Coloso de Ñuñoa, started in 1937. It was built on former farmland. The stadium hosted numerous matches of the national football team of Chile. It also hosted the 1962 FIFA World Cup final, which was won by Brazil after defeating Czechoslovakia 3-1. Later that year, the stadium’s record attendance was set when 85,000 people showed up for a football match between Universidad de Chile and Universidad Católica. Club Universidad de Chile were founded in 1927. They became the second Chilean sports club with 1 million followers on their main social media page. Universidad de Chile won the top-flight football league of Chile various times.

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