The stadium was built in the 1970s and Sporting Cristal did not use it often in the following decades. It would be used by second division teams and district teams of San Martín de Porres. In 1995, Sporting Cristal rented the stadium from the Instituto Peruano del Deporte and renovated the stadium. On September 24, 1995, Cristal used the stadium to play against Cienciano and won 6-0. From that point on, the stadium has been used by Sporting Cristal as its home ground except against Alianza Lima and Universitario de Deportes. For these high-risk games, Cristal move their home games to the Estadio Nacional. Another first division club that uses this stadium is Club Deportivo San Martín.
<gallery>File:Extremosanmartín.jpg|<center>Detailed view of the supporters group</center></gallery>