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Estadio Bernardo Gil

Estadio Bernardo Gil

Panama City, Panama

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Description Estadio Bernardo "Candela" Gil is a Football stadium in San Miguelito, Panamá which hosts ANAPROF team Sporting San Miguelito, Chepo F.C. and Plaza Amador and Primera A teams Orión and Paraiso F.C..The stadium was formerly known as 'Estadio 28 de Diciembre which had a small 90x57 meter field of mixed sand and gravel, which made it hard for players to compete and therefore could not be used for ANAPROF games. In 2007, in a joint effort from the Panamanian government and the national sport institute (INDE), they were allowed to spend $298,880 in installing artificial turf to the field and increasing its size to 98x60 m. The stadium later was renamed for Bernardo Gil, a pioneer who managed to expropriate the land for use as a football stadium.The first official game in the renovated stadium was played on Sunday September 23, 2007 when Sporting '89 tied 1-1 with Atlético Chiriquí in the ANAPROF championship. The first goal in the candela was scored by Eladio Mitre of Sporting '89.Bernardo GilThe stadium was renamed in order to honor the name of Bernardo "Candela" Gil, a pioneer in San Miguelito's football who managed to expropriate the land where the present stadium lies, and over the years developed the land into a functional stadium for the people of San Miguelito.

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