LATIN AMERICAN STADIUM
Located in the capital municipality of El Cerro, it rises up as one of the most symbolic Cuban sports installations and is a main scenario of baseball, the national sport of the Island. It was opened on October 26th of 1946. It treasures a history full of important episodes beyond sports achievements. It is next to the busy Corner of Tejas (Esquina de Tejas) a place of the confluence of the avenues of Infanta, Monte, Cerro and Jesús del Monte, today known as Diez de Octubre.
This baseball park was extensively remodelled in 1971, allowing a larger capacity of more than 50 000 spectators. First it was the main scene for the so called winter leagues of professional baseball in Cuba; later, it witnessed the beginning of the national championships which were free of professionalism, as well as becoming a seat for many world tournaments where Cuba has shown its quality in a sport that started being practiced in the country as far back as 1874.
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