Estadio Mary Terán de Weiss

The Mary Terán de Weiss Stadium (Spanish: Estadio Mary Terán de Weiss), commonly known as Parque Roca due to its location within the limits of the Parque Polideportivo Roca, is a multipurpose stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is located at Avenida Coronel Roca and Avenida Escalada in the Villa Soldati neighborhood.

Mary Terán de Weiss Stadium
Full nameEstadio Mary Terán de Weiss
LocationBuenos Aires, Argentina
Coordinates34°40′38″S 58°26′46″W
Capacity15,500
SurfaceClay, Outdoors
Construction
OpenedSeptember 2006
Construction costARS $ 11.5 million
USD $ 3.71 million
Tenants
Argentina Davis Cup

The stadium, named after Argentinian tennis player Mary Terán de Weiss, has a capacity of 15,500 spectators. The first phase of construction cost 11.5 million Argentine pesos (approximately US$3.71 million). Former Buenos Aires mayor Jorge Telerman officially opened the stadium on September 19, 2006. The first official event to take place in the stadium was a semifinal of the 2006 Davis Cup, between Argentina and Australia, on September 22–24, with the Argentine team winning, 5-0.

The stadium has four main spectator areas: court-level boxes, lower and upper grandstand decks, and upper enclosed boxes. Below the grandstands are locker rooms, a large gymnasium, and offices. In 2014 works for a permanent facade and retractable roof were started. When finished, it will be the largest-capacity indoor arena in Buenos Aires with a seating capacity being expanded to 15,500. The stadium will be able to host many events besides tennis, including basketball, volleyball, and artistic and cultural fairs.[1]

It will host the International Broadcast Centre during the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics.

Ciudad del Básquet

The Buenos Aires government signed an agreement with the Argentine Basketball Federation that the Argentina national basketball team will play exclusively at the Mary Terán de Weiss stadium, once it is roofed in 2007. Also, during the first phase of construction in 2007, the Ciudad del Básquet will be built. The complex inside Parque Roca will serve as a training and practice center for the national teams, similar to the facility the national football team has in Ezeiza.

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Preceded by
Estádio do Mangueirão
Belém
South American Games
Main Venue

2006
Succeeded by
Estadio Atanasio Girardot
Medellín
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