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Pope Francis to have soccer stadium named in his honor

A new soccer stadium in Argentina will be christened "Papa Francisco" in honor of the soccer-loving pope.

By JC Finley
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Pope Francis to have soccer stadium named in his honor
A new soccer stadium in Argentina will be named in honor of Pope Francis, the San Lorenzo soccer club announced Wednesday. (UPI/Keizo Mori) | License Photo

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.

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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."

Pope Francis, an Argentinian, is regarded as the team's biggest fan.

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