- Address: Avellaneda
- Country: Argentine Republic
- Capacity: 61,000
- Opened: 3 September 1950
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Racing Club (football)
Extra stadium info – Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Perón
The construction of the Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Perón started in 1949. It became one of the largest sports venues by capacity in South America. The stadium, nicknamed El Cilindro, opened with a football match. Racing Club won the game against Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield 1-0. Llamil Simes scored the only goal of the match. Football club Racing was founded in 1903. They won seven consecutive national championship titles between 1913 and 1919. Racing Club won the Copa Libertadores, the South American championship for football clubs, in 1967 for the first time in their history. Racing Club and their arch-rivals Independiente both won their first-ever South American football championship title in the 1960s after beating Club Nacional de Football from Uruguay.
World champions in football
In 1967, Racing won the tournament which ended as the Toyota Cup, the former world championship for football clubs. They won the title after facing the Scottish football club Celtic. The Scottish club won their first world championship match against Racing 1-0. The match took place in the Scottish city of Glasgow. Racing won the second match, which took place in Avellaneda, 2-1. A third match was needed to decide a winner. The third match took place in the Uruguayan city of Montevideo. Racing won the game, which attracted a crowd of 65,000, 1-0.
Independiente are known as the arch-rivals of Racing Club. The games between both clubs are named Clásico de Avellaneda. Racing Club and Independiente became the first sports clubs from Avellaneda with 100,000 followers on their main social media page. They are known as the first world champions in football from Avellaneda. Independiente won the world championship in 1973 for the first time in their history after beating Juventus. 22,000 people attended the world championship match in the Italian city of Rome.