Buenos Aires Estadio GEBA

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Estadio GEBA (short for Estadio Gimnasia y Esgrima de Buenos Aires or Gymnastics and Fencing Stadium of Buenos Aires) is a multi-purpose stadium, located in the neighbourhood of Palermo, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The stadium opened in 1902 and was the main Argentinian football venue during the 1900s and the 1910s. The stadium's capacity is at 12,000 and the stadium is owned and used by the local multi-sports club Gimnasia y Esgrima (BA).

The land upon which the stadium was built was previously used by the Buenos Aires and Rosario Railway after the Municipality of Buenos Aires gave Gimnasia y Esgrima the concession to use the land. The stadium was also known as "Maldonado" due to it's proximity to the storm sewer of the same name. During the first two decades, the Argentinian national team used the stadium for matches and the stadium was also used for rugby union matches by the athletic teams of the University of Buenos Aires. From the 1920s on, the stadium was mainly used to host rugby matches and was, for the next 45 years, the most frequent venue for the sport in Argentina with Argentina national rugby team playing it's international matches at the GEBA stadium, before moving to a larger stadium in the 1960s. The stadium continued to host occasional rugby games after that.

The GEBA stadium is nowadays most known for hosting concerts with a variety of artists performing at the stadium, including The Killers, Rush, Selena Gomez, White Lies, The Strokes, Bruce Springsteen, Queen w/ Adam Lambert, Linkin Park, Morrisey, Armin van Buuren and more. Between 2011 and 2014, and in 2016, the stadium also hosted the Argentinian festival called Personal Fest, which Muse performed at in 2013.

Muse appearances

Stadium address

Estadio G.E.B.A.
Ave. Cnel. Marcelino E.
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina

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