The Uruguayan national team has always been a threat when playing in their home stadium, consistently beating top teams. Even the top ranked Brazil national football team has only managed 3 wins in 20 opportunities, although only one was an official match. Because of the Centenario's location next to other smaller stadiums, when Central Español and Miramar Misiones play home matches simultaneously, one can watch all three games from the top of the Amsterdam stand.
The tower of the stadium houses the football museum.
1930 FIFA World Cup
The stadium was built as the main host stadium for the 1930 World Cup. The stadium hosted every team in the competition in 10 matches, including both semi-finals and the final. Below is the list of the matches played at Centenario during the 1930 World Cup.