Estadio Jose Maria Minella

Estadio Jose Maria Minella

Estadio Jose Maria Minella was built in response to Argentina being selected to host World Cup 1978. It is located in Mar del Plata, a popular tourist venue, on the site once occupied by the Mar del Plata hippodrome. The name of the venue refers to Jose Maria Minella, a well known former midfielder from Mar del Plata who once played for Club Atletico River Plate as well as the Argentinian national team.

In World Cup 1978, Estadio Jose Maria Minella was used to host six group matches.

Location: Mar del Plata

Capacity: 43,542

Construction: Building started in 1976, the stadium being completed in 1978.

Matches: Italy 2 : 1 France (June 2), Brazil 1 : 1 Sweden (June 3), Italy 3 : 1 Hungary (June 6), Brazil 0 : 0 Spain (June 7), France 3 : 1 Hungary (June 10), Brazil 1 : 0 Austria (June 11)

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