Estadio José Amalfitani

The Estadio José Amalfitani is a stadium located in the Liniers neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in close proximity to Liniers railway station. The venue is the home of the Argentine Primera División club Vélez Sársfield and is also known as El Fortín de Liniers or Vélez Sarsfield.

The stadium was built between 1941 and 1943 in wood, and rebuilt in cement between 1947 and 1951. 27 years later, it was expanded in preparation for the 1978 FIFA World Cup. The José Amalfitani has capacity for 49,540 spectators, although it does not provide seating for all of them like most Argentine stadia.

The Estadio José Amalfitani is also the national stadium for the Argentine rugby union national team (a.k.a. Los Pumas). Although the team plays test matches throughout the country, their highest-profile tests are usually held here.

Read more about Estadio José AmalfitaniEarly History: Foundation and Early Remodelling, 1978 FIFA World Cup, Rugby

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