- Address: Carlos Anaya 2900, Montevideo
- Country: Uruguay
- Capacity: 34,000
- Opened: 25 May 1900
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Club Nacional de Football (football)
Extra stadium info – Estadio Gran Parque Central
The Estadio Gran Parque Central, which is among the main sports venues in Uruguay, was renovated several times. In 1930, it was one of the venues for the inaugural FIFA World Cup. The first-ever FIFA World Cup match at the stadium was won by the national football team of the United States after beating Belgium 3-0. The Argentine Republic, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, the French Republic, Paraguay the United Mexican States and Yugoslavia also played at the Estadio Gran Parque Central during the 1930 FIFA World Cup. The football tournament was won by Uruguay after beating the Argentine Republic 4-2 in the final. 68,000 people attended the game in Montevideo.
Club Nacional de Football
Club Nacional de Football use the Estadio Gran Parque Central for home games. The club was founded in 1899. Club Nacional de Football won the top-flight football league of Uruguay numerous times. They also won various international trophies. Nacional won their first-ever Copa Libertadores title in 1971 after beating Club Estudiantes de La Plata 2-0 in Peru. They played the match in Peru after the two-legged final ended with one win for each side. It was the first South American championship title won by Nacional after losing three finals. Club Estudiantes de La Plata from the Argentine Republic lost their first final after winning three consecutive Copa Libertadores titles between 1968 and 1970.
World championship finals
Club Nacional de Football faced the Greek side Panathinaikos FC in their first-ever world championship game. Later, they faced the English side Nottingham Forest FC and the Dutch side PSV from Eindhoven in a world championship match. The decisive world championship games against Nottingham Forest and the Philips Sport Vereniging both took place in the Japanese city of Tokyo.