Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex

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Coordinates: 6°15′24.48″N 75°35′24.62″W / 6.2568000°N 75.5901722°W / 6.2568000; -75.5901722

Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex
Atanacio girardot antes de la apertura de los juegos flopped.jpg
Location Medellín, Colombia
Owner Mayoral of Medellín
Operator INDER Medellín
Capacity 40,043[1] after most recent renovations
Surface Grass
Opened 19 March 1953
Renovated 2010–2011
Architect Jaime Castaño Escobar
Atlético Nacional
Independiente Medellín

Atanasio Girardot Sports Complex (officially Unidad Deportiva Atanasio Girardot) is a sports complex located in Medellín, Colombia. The complex includes Estadio Atanasio Girardot, Medellín Sports Coliseum, Luis Alberto Villegas Stadium, and Alfonso Galvis Duque Stadium.

Atanasio Girardot Stadium[edit]

Atanasio Girardot Stadium is currently used mostly for football matches by two teams, Atlético Nacional and Independiente Medellín, two of the most successful and popular football clubs from Colombia. The stadium was built in 1953 and was renovated for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia to a capacity of 40,043.[1] The stadium was named after Atanasio Girardot, a Colombian revolutionary leader who fought alongside Simón Bolívar.[2]

Medellín Sports Coliseum[edit]

Medellin Sports Coliseum is a complex of five sports arenas: the Guillermo Gaviria Correa Coliseum for Martial Arts, the Jorge Valderrama Coliseum for Handball, the Jorge Hugo Giraldo Coliseum for Gymnastics, the Iván de Beodut Coliseum for Basketball, and the Yesid Santos Coliseum for Volleyball.[3] The five gymnasiums were designed by Giancarlo Mazzanti and Plan B Architects. Three coliseums were renovated and two new coliseums were constructed in 18 months and with CO$50 million in preparation for the 2010 South American Games. The design has a wavy sloped green roofline and an area of 493,000 square feet.


The stadium has been the venue of important musical events:

Date Event Attendance Type Note
April 16, 1998 Maná TBA Concert [4]
April 1, 2003 Maná 30,000[5] Concert
October 21, 2005 RBD 30,000 Concert Sold-out show.[6][7][8]
August 7, 2009 Aventura & Daddy Yankee 33,000[9] Concert [10][11]
August 27, 2010 Alejandro Fernández & Marc Anthony TBA Concert [12][12][13]
March 1, 2012 Maná 20,000[14] Concert [15]
November 28 & 29 2012 Madonna 90,018 (45,000 each one) Concert Sold-out shows[16][17]
September 22, 2013 Beyoncé 43,000 Concert Sold-out shows[18]
November 23, 2016 Guns N' Roses TBA Concert
October 24, 2017 Paul McCartney TBA Concert Canceled[19]

Sporting events held[edit]

Atanasio Girardot Stadium before it was remodeled.

The stadium has hosted many sporting events:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011: Technical Report and Statistics" (PDF). (in English, French, German, and Spanish). FIFA. 29 July – 20 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "UD Atanasio Girardot | Escenarios Deportivos". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  3. ^ "Coliseos de Medellín fueron premiados en la Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura". El Colombiano. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  4. ^ LLOVERÁ MANÁ EN COLOMBIA - Archivo - Archivo Digital de Noticias de Colombia y el Mundo desde 1.990 -
  5. ^ Maná en Medellín | 20030403[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ El Colombiano |
  7. ^ Más de 5 mil personas recibieron en Bogotá a RBD - Univision Foros | Forum | @UnivisionForos - 57144768
  8. ^ Enloquece RBD a Colombia :: Noticias :: Archived September 22, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Daddy Yankee y Aventura dieron gran concierto en Medellín
  10. ^ El Colombiano - Noticias, economía, deportes, entretenimiento, multimedia
  11. ^ "Daddy Yankee emocionado por nuevo disco y próxima gira |". 2013-01-19. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  12. ^ a b Terra Colombia - Alejandro Fernández cantará junto a Marc Anthony en Bogotá y Medellín - Música Archived September 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ Marc Anthony cantará con Alejandro Fernandez en Bogotá y Medellín Archived 2012-04-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ Maná prende a 20 mil espectadores durante concierto en Medellín :: El Informador
  15. ^ Maná vendrá a Medellín con drama y luz - El Colombiano
  16. ^ "New Tour Dates Confirmed In Mexico, Colombia, Brazil And Chile" (Press release). 16 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  17. ^ " -". Vive Tuboleta. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  18. ^ The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour#Tour dates
  19. ^ Tiempo, Casa Editorial El. "¿Por qué se canceló concierto de Paul McCartney? / Columna del editor". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-10-28. 
  20. ^ FIFA U-20 World Cup -
  21. ^ FIFA U-20 World Cup: Destination -