Club: CA Peñarol | Opening: 2016 | Capacity: 40,700
History and description
Estadio Campeón del Siglo got built to provide Penarol with an club-owned stadium to replace Estadio Centenario as the venue of their home matches.
Penarol had long sought the build a stadium of their own, and in the early 2000s presented plans for a new stadium on the outskirts of Montevideo. Construction of the stadium started in 2014.
Estadio Campeon del Siglo officially opened on 28 March 2016 with a friendly match between Penarol and River Plate (4-1). The stadium came at a cost of US$ 48 mln.
The stadium name was chosen through a fan vote, referring to the club getting named by the IFFHS as the best South American team of the 20th century.
How to get to Estadio Campeon del Siglo
Estadio Campeon del Siglo is located on the north-eastern outskirts of the city of Montevideo, at about 19 kilometres from Montevideo’s historic city centre.
It’s a bit of a trek to to get to the stadium being so far out of town. Taking a taxi is likely easiest. Otherwise, take a bus and prepare for an hour-long journey. From the Av. 18 de Julio in the historic centre, catch bus 103 or D8. You can also catch a suburban COPSA bus to the town of Pando, e.g. the 7A, 703, 704, and 724.
Address: Camino Mangaga sin número, 11600 Montevideo
There are many Redpagos sales points across the city, e.g. Indumex Rincon in the historic city centre.
Expect to pay from $250 for a seat behind the goal to $950 for a seat at the main stand.
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Photo credits: Jimmy Baikovicius