Estadio Gigante de Arroyito

The Estadio Gigante de Arroyito is a stadium in the Lisandro de la Torre barrio (known informally as Arroyito) of the city of Rosario, Argentina. It is the home of the Rosario Central football team.

The stadium was originally opened in 1929 and remodeled to concrete in three stages, the first in 1957, the second in 1963 and the third in 1968.

The stadium was remodeled in 1974-78 in preparation for the 1978 World Cup. It has capacity for 41,654 spectators, although it does not provide seating for all of them, like many Argentine stadiums.

In the 1978 World Cup, all three second-round games of the Argentine national football team were played in the Gigante. Local hero Mario Kempes enjoyed the support of the fans and went on to become the top scorer of the tournament.

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