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Estadio Victor Jara

Estadio Victor Jara is the name of the former Estadio Chile, or Chile Stadium, in Santiago, Chile. The multi-use sports complex was renamed as a memorial to folk singer Victor Jara who was killed there during the Chilean coup of 1973.

It is located in the western part of Santiago, near the Central Station. It has a total capacity for an audience of 4,500 persons. Today it is used for volleyball, basketball and indoor soccer, and occasionally for table tennis tournaments and concerts. Formerly, it was also a training center for boxing. Some important artists who have played here are Toto, Living Colour, James Brown, D.R.I.,La Renga,Rare Earth, Iron Butterfly, Marillion, Dio, Kreator,Megadeth, Motorhead,Soulfly,Misfits,Danzig,Agnostic Front,Dead Kennedys, Destruction,The Haunted,Immortal,Napalm Death,Criminal.

External links

2004 award winning article on the happenings at the stadium

Information about the stadium at chiledeportes.gov.cl

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