Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa

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Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa
Estadio Atahualpa Ecuador vs Brazil March 2009.jpg
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa during a 2010 World Cup qualifying match
Location Quito, Ecuador
Coordinates 0°10′39.1″S 78°28′35.7″W / 0.177528°S 78.476583°W / -0.177528; -78.476583
Owner Concentración Deportiva de Pichincha
Operator Concentración Deportiva de Pichincha
Capacity 35,742[1]
Field size 105 x 70 m
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground May 1948
Built 1948–1951
Opened November 25, 1951
Expanded 1977
Project manager Menatlas Quito C.A.
Tenants
Ecuadorian national team
Deportivo Quito
El Nacional
Universidad Católica
Aucas
LDU Quito
ESPOLI
(1962–present)
(1964–present)
(1963–present)
(1962–present)
(1962–1996)
(1991–1995)
(1995–2001)

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.[2] 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).[3]

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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