Estadio Olímpico (Caracas)

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Estadio Olímpico de la UCV
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Copa America 2007-Mexico vs Uruguay
Full name Estadio Olímpico de la Universidad Central de Venezuela
Location Caracas, Venezuela
Owner Universidad Central de Venezuela
Capacity 24,900
Construction
Built 1950 - 1951
Opened 1951
Renovated 2007
Construction cost US$16 million
Tenants
Caracas F.C.
Deportivo Petare

The Estadio Olímpico de la UCV is a football stadium in Caracas, Venezuela, which is the home ground of Caracas FC. It has a capacity of 23,940.[1]

History[edit]

The stadium is by the famous Venezuelan architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva was inaugurated under the leadership of the military junta in 1948 to mark the 1951 Bolivarian Games. Significantly, this stadium has hosted major events such as the Copa Libertadores, the 1983 Pan American Games and the South American qualifiers for the World Cup, the former Merconorte Cup and matches of the Copa America, both the match the end of the 3rd. since the 2007 Copa America and the Grand Final of the 1975 Copa America. There have been several important football teams that have played at this stadium, such as the F.C. Internazionale Milano, A.C. Milan, Di Stéfano's Real Madrid, Lev Yashin´s USSR, and also Maradona with Argentina and Pelé with Brazil and the Santos FC.

The Copa America 1975 Final between Peru and Colombia was also played in this stadium.

In 2009, Aerosmith was to be the first act playing at Estadio Olímpico. The concert was cancelled due to a knee infection to lead guitarist Joe Perry.

Panorama of the Olympic stadium

Copa America[edit]

Copa America 1975[edit]

The stadium was the venue for the Copa America 1975 play-off final:

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
1975-10-28  Peru 1-0  Colombia Play-off Final

Copa America 2007[edit]

The stadium was one of the venues for the Copa America 2007. The following games were played at the stadium during said event:

Date Time(EDT) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
2007-07-14 17.00  Uruguay 1-3  Mexico 3rd Place

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caracas FC: Venue". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Estadio Olímpico de la Universidad Central de Venezuela at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 10°29′28.60″N 66°53′07.77″W / 10.4912778°N 66.8854917°W / 10.4912778; -66.8854917