Estadio Municipal Nicolás Chahuán Nazar
|Estadio Municipal Nicolás Chahuán Nazar|
|The Estadio Municipal Nicolás Chahuán Nazar after the renovation|
|location||General Baquedano 1361 La Calera , Chile
|owner||City of La Calera|
|start of building||1950|
January 16, 2019
|costs||12,660,000,000 CLP (about 13.65 million euros )|
|playing area||105 × 68 m|
|Home game operation|
The Estadio Municipal Nicolás Chahuán Nazar ( German Municipal Stadium Nicolás Chahuán Nazar ) is a football stadium in the Chilean city of La Calera . It is the home ground of the Unión La Calera football club from the Chilean Primera División .
In the 1950s there were first attempts to found a larger football club from various smaller clubs. For this purpose, the La Calera stadium was built in just two months in 1950. The capacity at that time was designed for 10,000 spectators. On January 26, 1954 Unión La Calera was finally founded, which played from then on in the Estadio Municipal. At first they were active in regional amateur leagues, but gradually the club got into the professional field.
In the course of the U-20 Women's World Cup in 2008 , which took place in Chile, the facility was considered a possible venue. In the end, however, there were no games there. In the following years, the stadium was in need of renovation, among other things due to damage caused by the earthquake in Chile in 2010 . For this reason, a complete renovation and renovation of the stadium was planned from 2013 and implemented between 2017 and 2019. On February 16, 2019, the new stadium was inaugurated during a friendly match between Unión La Calera and Coquimbo Unido in the presence of Minister of Sport Pauline Kantor and Minister of Public Relations Juan Andrés Fontaine .
The La Calera stadium was named after Nicolás Chahuán Nazar. Chahuán had been active as a footballer and referee in La Calera at a young age and was 1st Vice President of Unión La Calera when the club was founded. On April 17, 1988, he attended the game between Unión La Calera and the Santiago Wanderers in the Copa Chile after he had survived a stroke a few years earlier . His doctors had forbidden him to attend football matches in the stadium in order to protect his health. When the referee decided in an even game in the 88th minute of a penalty for the Wanderers, Chahuán was so upset that he suffered a heart attack. Nevertheless, he stayed in the stadium to watch the game through to the end. At the end of the game, he was first taken home and then to the hospital, where he died the next day. In his honor, the stadium was named a little later and has since been called Estadio Municipal Nicolás Chahuán Nazar.
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