Estadio de La Cartuja

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Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla
La Cartuja
Panoramio - V&A Dudush - Estadio Olímpico 57 619.jpg
Location Seville, Spain
Broke ground 1997
Opened 5 May 1999
Operator Sociedad Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla S.A.
Surface Grass
Construction cost 120 million euros
Architect Antonio Cruz Villalón
Antonio Ortiz García
Field size
105 x 68 m
Spanish national football team (some games)

Estadio de La Cartuja or "Estadio Olímpico" de Sevilla is a multi-purpose stadium situated in the Isla de la Cartuja in Seville, Spain. It is commonly referred to as simply 'la Cartuja'. It was completed in 1999 for the World Championships in Athletics and seats 57,619 people. It was the venue for the 2003 UEFA Cup Final between Celtic and Porto.

The stadium was one of those included in the Seville bid for the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. After the failure of the last bid, the stadium remained unused by either of Seville's major football teams as both Real Betis and Sevilla each use their own stadia. However, both teams have expressed their intention to move temporarily while their respective home grounds are renovated.

The Spanish national football team sometimes use the stadium for home games, and the stadium has previously hosted the final of the Copa del Rey. Real Betis home game against Villarreal on 31 March 2007 also took place here following a temporary ban from the Manuel Ruiz de Lopera.

The Royal Spanish Tennis Federation has chosen it twice to host the Davis Cup final, in 2004 and 2011. On both occasions a temporary roof was installed on one side of the stadium, where the clay court was placed.[1]

International matches[edit]

Date Competition Spain vs. Result
5 May 1999 Friendly (inauguration)  Croatia 3-1
17 November 1999 Friendly  Argentina 0-2
15 November 2000 Friendly  Netherlands 1-2
3 June 2012 Friendly  China PR 1-0

Notable music events[edit]

On 9 October 1999, Mexican singer Luis Miguel performed a concert at the Stadium in front of 35,000 spectators during his Amarte Es Un Placer Tour.

On 16 September 2008, American entertainer Madonna played a concert in front of 47,712 spectators during her Sticky & Sweet Tour.

On 30 September 2010, Irish rock band U2, with Interpol, performed a concert at the stadium on their 360° Tour in front of 76,000 spectators, the largest audience ever gathered in Seville for a concert, as well as in Andalusia, making it one of the largest selling concerts in Europe during the year 2010.

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Preceded by
Olympic Stadium
IAAF World Championships in Athletics

Succeeded by
Commonwealth Stadium
Preceded by
Feijenoord Stadion
Final venue

Succeeded by
Preceded by
Rod Laver Arena
Davis Cup
Final venue

Succeeded by
Sibamac Arena
Preceded by
Belgrade Arena
Davis Cup
Final venue

Succeeded by
O2 Arena

Coordinates: 37°25′2.05″N 6°0′16.43″W / 37.4172361°N 6.0045639°W / 37.4172361; -6.0045639