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Estadio Manuel Ferreira

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Estadio Manuel Ferreira

Estadio Manuel Ferreira
El Bosque de Para Uno
Full name Estadio Manuel Ferreira
Capacity 22,000
Field size 104 x 68 m
Built 1964
Opened May, 1964
Club Olimpia

The Estadio Manuel Ferreira, is a football stadium in Asunción, Paraguay. It is the home venue of Club Olimpia and is named after former club president Manuel Ferreira.

The stadium was opened in May 1964 with a friendly match between Olimpia and the powerful Santos FC of Brazil, which had the great Pelé in its team. The excitement to see Pelé playing was so big that the stadium's capacity was exceeded. Because of that during the game one of the fences supporting the crowd in the stands broke and many people got injured. As soon as the incident happened, Pelé ran and jumped over the fence to help the injured people. Fortunately, only minor injuries occurred and the match proceeded, ending in a 2-2 draw.

Even though this is the "home" of Club Olimpia, the Defensores del Chaco stadium is used for important matches such as international matches for Copa Libertadores or derbies against the classic rivals such as Cerro Porteño. This is because the Defensores del Chaco has a greater capacity (48,000).

The stadium is nicknamed "El Bosque de Para Uno" on account of its surroundings constituting large, tall trees, thus the area is vaguely reminiscent of a forest (bosque). "Para Uno" references the location having been the first stop of a now defunct Paraguayan train.

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