BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A new soccer stadium in Argentina will be named in honor of Pope Francis, the San Lorenzo soccer club announced Wednesday.
The new stadium will be built in the Bodeo neighborhood of Buenos Aires on land that once belonged to the team but was seized when the military ruled from 1976 to 1983.
Fans have championed the team's return to the historic site.
The San Lorenzo soccer club tweeted Wednesday that the new stadium, to be located on La Plata Avenue, will be named "Papa Francisco."
Se aprueba el nombre del futuro Estadio en Av. La Plata.
Se llamará: Papa Francisco.September 10, 2014
Pope Francis, an Argentinian, is regarded as the team's biggest fan.