Estadio Monumental

Estadio Monumental

Estadio Monumental is known by a number of different names. It's full name is Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, having been named after the former club president Antonio Vespucio Liberti. It is also sometimes referred to as either River Plate Stadium or simply El Monumental.

With a capacity of 76,000 Estadio Monumental was the the largest of the six stadiums used for World Cup 1978. It hosted nine matches for the event. They included four first round matches, three second round ties, the third place play-off and the World Cup Final between Argentina and the Netherlands.


Location: Buenos Aires

Capacity: 76,000

Construction: The stadium opened in 1938 and was renovated in 1978 for the World Cup.

Matches: West Germany 0 : 0 Poland (June 1), Argentina 2 : 1 Hungary (June 2), Argentina 2 : 1 France (June 6), Italy 1 : 0 Argentina (June 10), West Germany 0 : 0 Italy (June 14), Italy 1 : 0 Austria (June 18), Netherlands 2 : 1 Italy (June 21), 3rd/4th place play-off Brazil 2 : 1 Italy (June 24) and the final on July 25 - Argentina 3 : 1 Netherlands


World Cup 1978 Venues : Estadio Monumental, Estadio Jose Amalfitani, Estadio Cordoba, Estadio Jose Maria Minella, Estadio Gigante de Arroyito and Estadio Ciudad de Mendoza.