While waiting for the formal announcement from switzerland that the Under 20 World Cup would take place in Argentina, the AFA puts the magnifying glass on the stages that are proposed as the venue to host the matches that will be played by the 24 participating teams. As FIFA does not allow a World Cup to take place on courts where another competition is playedthe stadiums of River, Racing and Vélez a priori they could not be venues.
For now, Claudio “Chiqui” Tapia analyzes at this time where the group stage and the knockout round will be played until the final. Stadiums must be located in cities with adequate hotel and logistics capacity for a competition of this nature. Argentina has strong candidates to host the competition, especially in the interior.
In this point, the Argentine Chamber of Tourism (CAT) -which brings together the national tourism sector- sent a strong signal of support for the possibility of the country being designated as the host of the Youth World Cup that will take place in the middle of the yearand described the news as “very high impact” for the activity.
The president of that entity, Gustavo Hani, assured that “if this great opportunity is confirmed, our entire sector will be quickly aligned and working together with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports to make available all the necessary logistics and infrastructure to guarantee that the event is a absolute success”.
The options that appear are Mario Alberto Kempes Stadium (Córdoba)the Malvinas Argentinas Stadium (Mendoza), the Unique Madre de Ciudades Stadium (Santiago del Estero), the Unique Diego Armando Maradona Stadium (La Plata), the Unique Villa Mercedes Stadium (San Luis), the Centenario Stadium (Chaco), the Bicentennial Stadium of San Juan and the Padre Ernesto Martearena Stadium (Salta).
the kempes (where Talleres de Córdoba is local) It is the largest stadium in Argentina outside of Buenos Aires and also one of the best infrastructure. It was inaugurated in 1978, it has a capacity of 57,000 spectators. In 2001 it hosted the Under 20 World Cup and in 2011 it hosted the Copa América.
The Malvinas Argentinas was also inaugurated in 1978, it houses 42,500 spectators. It is the home of Godoy Cruz.
The Mother of Citieswith capacity for 30,000 fans, It is the most modern stadium in the countrysince it was inaugurated in 2021. He recently received the friendly match of the world champion Argentina team against Curaçao. On a day-to-day basis, Central Córdoba de Santiago del Estero plays there
With capacity for 53,000 spectators, the City of La Plata was inaugurated in 2003 andafter Estudiantes built their new stadium, It is not used by any team on a day-to-day basis. It also hosted the 2011 Copa América.
La Pedrera stadium, located in the San Luis city of Villa Mercedesopened in 2017, hosts 30,000 spectators and neither does it have a competing local team.
The Centennial of Chaco is located in Resistenciaopened in 2011 and can receive 25,000 spectators. It was recently the scene of Boca’s Copa Argentina victory over Olimpo from Bahia Blanca, Hugo Ibarra’s last game as DT xeneize.
With capacity for 25,000 souls, the San Juan Bicentennial was inaugurated in 2011 to be one of the venues for the Copa América and twice received the Selection for South American Qualifiers.
Finally, Padre Martearena is a football and rugby stadium. It receives just over 20,000 viewers and It was specially built to be one of the venues for the 2001 U-20 World Cup.