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Racing Club de Avellaneda

7x Champion:
1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1961,
1966, 2001

1x Copa Libertadores:
1967

1x Copa Sudamericana:
1988

1x FIFA Club World Cup:
1967



BUENOS AIRES - Racing Club of Avellaneda
Capacity: 59.000 (27.000 seats)


This is "El Cilindro" stadium, home of one of the "5 giants teams" of Argentina, Racing Club of Avellaneda. It has an actual capacity of 59.000, including 27.000 seats.
-It was inaugurated on September 3, 1950 with a capacity of 100,000 and has been the scene of several national and international finals.
-In 1966 new lighting towers were inagurated, and Bayern Munich was invited to a friendly contest, which ended with victory for the locals, Racing.
-In 1967 it hosted the final of the Copa Libertadores and the Intercontinental Cup against National and Celtic respectively.
-In 1995 it was installed a translucent roof mounted on a metal structure that holds the lighting system. The renovations were completed in 1997, and it became the first Argentine stadium to have all seats covered by a roof.
-In 2002, a control system and many security cameras were installed, in addition to loudspeakers located both inside and outside the stadium.
-In 2004 the perimeter fences were taken off, and was the first Argentine club to do so. That same year, vip-seats were opened in the field. This stadium is the onlyone in the continent to have them.



First pictures of the stadium . . .













After the renovations . . .















Some photos . . .
















 

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Is the El Cilindro Stadium a good stadium or a bad stadium? Because the lower tier looks messed up and the seating is missing in some sections. The Liberators of America Stadium is nearby and I don't think two large football stadiums should be close to each other. The Liberators of America Stadium is getting a major upgrade to make it look like an European-style stadium, and I have been thinking about demolition of the Juan Peron Stadium.
Muy viejo se vee.:eek:hno:
 

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whats the highest attendance
 

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I think it was like over 120,000 for the Intercontinental Cup match against Celtic in 1967.
Impossible. There's no way that stadium could hold 120 thousand people. That is a figure Racing Club officials put out, but they never backed it up with the exact number of tickets sold, so it's never been verified. Eyewitnesses to that particular match estimate the crowd at no more than 50 thousand.
 

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Impossible. There's no way that stadium could hold 120 thousand people. That is a figure Racing Club officials put out, but they never backed it up with the exact number of tickets sold, so it's never been verified. Eyewitnesses to that particular match estimate the crowd at no more than 50 thousand.
Actually, 50.000 is the actual capacity without including the non-used spaces.
In that time, all spaces were crowded. And there were a few seats. All the upper structure ring and about the 80% of the first were terraces.

I can assure you that in that game, there were more than 100.000 souls.
 

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And another thing, Why is the club that plays in the stadium even called "Racing Club" anyway?
 

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And another thing, Why is the club that plays in the stadium even called "Racing Club" anyway?
Good question. As far as I know the club has never been a "racing club" of anything (cycling, maybe?). They just liked the name, I suppose.

By the way, the stadium is called Presidente Peron because it was what turned out to be a gift from him. In the 1940's Peron's finance minister, Ramon Cereijo, was a fan of the club, and with Peron's approval he wangled out of the treasury a loan to build the stadium, a loan that the club never paid back.
 

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According to wikipedia:

El 25 de marzo de 1903 en una reunión de ambos clubes se decidió que lo mejor por el fin común era unificar ambas instituciones y en ese momento se fundó el Racing Football Club. El nombre surge debido a que Germán Vidaillac, uno de los socios, mostró frente a sus compañeros una revista francesa de automovilismo, cuyo nombre era Racing Club.
Basically, when they were unifying the 2 clubs that later formed Racing Club, Germán Vidaillac, one of the members, proposed the name after he saw it on a french car racing magazine.
 

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According to wikipedia:



Basically, when they were unifying the 2 clubs that later formed Racing Club, Germán Vidaillac, one of the members, proposed the name after he saw it on a french car racing magazine.
Yeah, thats right. Its just a name taken from a Racing Magazine. Anyway, there are many clubs named like this.
Ex:
Racing Club of Avellaneda
Racing de Santander
Racing the Ferrol
Racing de Montevideo
Etc.
 

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BUENOS AIRES- Estadio Presidente Perón/ El Cilindro ( 51,389)

RACING CLUB DE AVELLANEDA (ARGENTINA)

Palmarés:1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1921, 1925,1949, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1961, 1966, Apertura 2001.

Torneos internacionales oficiales:
Copa Intercontinental:1967
Copa Libertadores de América:1967
Supercopa Sudamericana:1988
Supercopa Interamericana:1988

The Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Perón is a stadium located in Avellaneda, Argentina, a suburb of Buenos Aires. It is situated on the streets of Corbatta Mozart adjoining with Italy and Columbus.

Racing Club owns the stadium and plays its home matches there. Today, some sections are closed off resulting in a 51,389 people capacity.

It was inaugurated on September 3, 1950 having a capacity of more than 100,000 people and has been the scene of several national and international finals.

It was the first stadium in Argentina to have all their terraces have roofing after the reforms made in the 90s in the lighting system.

The playing field dimensions are 105 x 70 meters, making it one of the largest pitch in the country. In its opening days, it could easily accommodate more than 100,000 people in their stands. According to several sources, this number was exceeded several times, even up to the 115,000 spectators most notably in the Intercontinental Cup of 1967.

After remodeling was done to adhere to Argentine Football Association safety standards, the capacity was reduced to 64,161 spectators. With more remodeling done, the capacity of the stadium today is 51,389 spectators.

In 1967, it hosted the final played by the local Copa Libertadores. Compared to National Uruguay, and the Intercontinental Cup, Against the European champions Celtic Scot. In both meetings, hosted more than 100,000 people.



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