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SBD Global/February 13, 2014/Facilities

Uruguayan Side Peñarol Kicks Off Construction Of New Stadium On Outskirts Of Montevideo

Uruguayan football side Peñarol on Wednesday began construction of what "will be the club's new stadium, which will seat 40,000 and be located on the outskirts of Montevideo," according to the EFE. Peñarol President Juan Pedro Damiani said, "I believe this is an enormous triumph for Peñarol." Damiani said that before "finally getting started, the team's stadium project encountered numerous delays, changes to plans and struggles to raise" the $30M cost to build the stadium. The construction project is "expected to last 18 months before it meets FIFA requirements." Peñarol "currently does not have its own field and plays at the country's biggest and most important stadium, Estadio Centenario, which is owned by the Montevideo government" (EFE, 2/11).
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