Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa
|Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa|
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa during a 2010 World Cup qualifying match
|Broke ground||May 1948|
|Opened||November 25, 1951|
|Owner||Concentración Deportiva de Pichincha|
|Operator||Concentración Deportiva de Pichincha|
|Project manager||Menatlas Quito C.A.|
|Field size||105 x 70 m|
|Ecuadorian national team
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa (Spanish pronunciation: [ataˈwalpa]) is a multi-purpose stadium in Quito, Ecuador. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium has a capacity of 40,948. Built in 1951, it sits at the intersection of the Avenida 6 de Diciembre and Avenida Naciones Unidas, two major streets in Ecuador's capital city. Football clubs Deportivo Quito, El Nacional and Universidad Católica use the facility for their home games, although other prominent teams in the city have used the stadium for home games in the past. The stadium is named after Inca prince Atahualpa. The stadium is located at an elevation of 2,782 metres (9,127 ft).
At this venue, the Ecuadorian national football team has beaten Brazil twice, Paraguay twice, and Argentina twice, amongst others, securing their positions in Korea/Japan 2002 and Germany 2006. During the qualifying for Germany 2006, Ecuador qualified and remained undefeated in this stadium.
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