Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez

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Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez
Félix Sánchez Olympic Stadium
El Olímpico
(Olympic Stadium)
Former names Estadio Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte
Location Centro Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Owner Gobierno Dominicano
Operator Comité Olímpico Dominicano
Capacity 35,000 Football & Track and field
60,000+ Concert
Surface Grass
Opened 1974
Tenants
Dominican Republic national football team (1974-present)
2003 Pan American Games
1974 Central American and Caribbean Games
Festival Presidente de la Musica Latina (1997-2010)

Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez is a multi-purpose stadium in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, built in 1974 for the XII Central American & Caribbean Games.

It is used mostly for football and track and field and as a music venue.

The stadium has a sporting events capacity of 27,000 people, though it has seen crowds of 35,000. For concerts, its stated capacity is 60,000 people. It hosted the Track and Field events and the football tournament at the 2003 Pan American Games.

It was formerly known as Estadio Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte, because of the sports complex where it is located (Centro Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte); however, its true and almost unknown official name was Estadio Olímpico Jaime -Capejón- Díaz, in honor of an early 20th-century athlete. The name of the stadium was changed for the 400 m hurdles athlete Félix Sánchez after he won the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He has since won a second gold medal, winning the same event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.


Notable Events & Concerts[edit]

(Juan Luis Guerra, Enrique Iglesias, Juanes, Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Bosé, Luis Fonsi, Johnny Ventura, Milly Quezada and Maridalia Hernandez)

  • Idolos Latinos

(Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Ilegales and Hector Acosta)

  • Un Libro por la Patria

(Milly Quezada, Eddy Herrera, Sergio Vargas, Raulin Rodriguez, Los Hermanos Rosario, Fernando Villalona, Johnny Ventura, Kinito Méndez, Ramon Orlando, Danny Rivera, Jose Alberto "El Canario" and Fernando Echavarria)

(Eddy Herrera, Chichi Peralta, Sergio Vargas, Joe Veras, Yoskar Sarante, Los Hermanos Rosario, Anthony Santos, Fernando Villalona, Kinito Méndez, Juliana, Pavel Nuñez, Omega "El Fuerte", Ruby Pérez, Peña Suazo, Frank Ceara, Vladimir Dotel and Rafelis Rosario)

Sources[edit]

  1. http://www.last.fm/venue/8795660+Estadio+Olimpico/events
  2. http://www.sdconcerts.com/site/events.php
  3. http://www.fedofutbol.org/federaci%C3%B3n/instalaciones.aspx
  4. http://www.worldstadiums.com/stadium_pictures/middle_america/dominican_republic/santo_domingo_olimpico.shtml

References[edit]

  1. http://www.last.fm/venue/8795660+Estadio+Olimpico/events
  2. http://www.sdconcerts.com/site/events.php
  3. http://www.fedofutbol.org/federaci%C3%B3n/instalaciones.aspx
Preceded by
Canad Inns Stadium
Winnipeg
Pan American Games
Opening and Closing Ceremonies

2003
Succeeded by
Estádio do Maracanã
Rio de Janeiro

Coordinates: 18°28′50″N 69°55′07″W / 18.480454°N 69.918662°W / 18.480454; -69.918662