Club Atlético River Plate plays its home games at the stadium. In addition, El Monumental, because it is the largest stadium in the country, the Argentine national soccer team used as a national stadium. It is named after Antonio Vespucio Liberti, a former president of the association.
El Monumental, built from 1936 to 1938 and on 25 May 1938 with a match between River and the Uruguayan club Peñarol Montevideo (3-1) opens.
The El Monumental stadium was renovated for the World Cup in 1978 and offered at that time 76 600 spectators. Nine games were played during the World Cup in El Monumental, including the opening match (Germany v Poland) and the final (Argentina vs. the Netherlands)
Apart from the actual stadium, which now offers 65 645 spectators, the complex offers tennis and basketball courts still and facilities for other sports. There are also apartments for young footballers, a theater and a museum.