Estadio Nacional de Panamá

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Estadio Nacional Rod Carew
El Coloso de Cerro Patacón
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Full name Estadio Nacional Rodney Carew
Former names Estadio Nacional
Location Panama City, Panama
 Panama
Opened October 10, 1999
Owner Patronato del Estadio Nacional
Surface Natural Grass
Construction cost 25 millon USD
Architect Carla De Bello
Capacity 27,000
Field dimensions Left Field - 321 feet (98 m)
Center Field - 400 feet (122 m)
Right Field - 321 feet (98 m)
Tenants
Panama Metro
Diablos Rojos de Panamá

Estadio Nacional de Panama, also called Rod Carew Stadium,[1] is a multi-purpose stadium in Panama City, Panama. The stadium has a capacity of 27,000 and was built in 1999.

It is currently used mostly for baseball matches from the national league, and Panama national baseball team matches.[1]

It has also hosted many international baseball competitions as well as many concerts and different types of events.

In 2012, Qualifiers were held at the stadium for the 2013 World Baseball Classic, featuring the national baseball teams of Panama, Brazil, Colombia, and Nicaragua

The stadium is named after Rod Carew, a Hall-of-Fame Panamanian-American baseball player.

Since 2003, there have been many plans and talks of expanding the stadium's capacity to nearly 45,000.

Some of the artists that have performed in the Estadio Nacional de Panama include Back Street Boys, Christina Aguilera, Sting, Enrique Iglesias, Soda Stereo, and Ruben Blades.

The New York Yankees and Miami Marlins have scheduled two spring training exhibition games at the ballpark on March 15 and March 16, 2014.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connor, Joe (17 January 2006). "Welcome to Panama". ESPN. Retrieved 3 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Yanks, Marlins add spring series at Panama's Rod Carew Stadium". ballparkdigest.com. February 14, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 

Coordinates: 9°2′28.72″N 79°32′43.08″W / 9.0413111°N 79.5453000°W / 9.0413111; -79.5453000