Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Estadio Olímpico
El Estuche
Full name Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
Location San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Built 1997
Opened 1997
Owner Municipality of San Pedro Sula
Surface Grass
Capacity 37,325
Tenants
Honduras national football team

Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano is a multi-purpose stadium in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. It is currently used mostly for football matches and also has facilities for athletics. The stadium has a capacity of 37,325.[1] It was built in 1997 for the sixth edition of the Central American Games held there. This stadium was built by Jerónimo Sandoval, mostly known by "Chombo Sandoval", he was the organizer of the 1997 Central American Olympic Games in San Pedro Sula, which caused many controversies. After its completion the stadium became the largest in the country dispatching Estadio Nacional's of that title. It has been the home for Honduras national football team since the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification, with Estadio Nacional hosting some games on and off.

Firsts[edit]

First League game: March 1, 1998. Olimpia 3-2 Marathón with winning goals from Denilson Costa, Dolmo Flores and Rudy Williams. For Marathón, Juan 'Montuca' Castro and Jaime Rosales.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://11-enlacancha.blogspot.nl/2012/03/los-mejores-5-estadios-de-centroamerica.html
  2. ^ Pulen Olimpico para final

[1] La Prensa of Honduras confirms the ability of the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano

[2] La Prensa of Honduras confirms that sobrepada Stadium capacity in some games

Before leaving office, San Pedro Sula's former mayor, Oscar Kilgore, attempted to change the name of the stadium to José de la Paz Herrera, a prominent Honduran football coach and only coach at the time that had taken Honduras to a World Cup. The move was heavily opposed by Club Deportivo Marathón and eventually abandoned.[citation needed]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 15°28′12″N 88°00′25″W / 15.470094°N 88.006931°W / 15.470094; -88.006931