Estadio Cementos Progreso

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Estadio Cementos Progreso
Location Guatemala Guatemala City, Guatemala
Coordinates 14°40′33.88″N 90°29′18.77″W / 14.6760778°N 90.4885472°W / 14.6760778; -90.4885472
Owner Cementos Progreso
Capacity 14,022
Surface Artificial grass
Opened 1991
CSD Comunicaciones (Liga Nacional)

The Estadio Cementos Progreso is a multi-use stadium in Guatemala City. It is also known popularly as Estadio La Pedrera in reference to its location in the neighborhood of the same name in the Zone 6 of the Guatemalan capital. It was built in 1991 and is named after Cementos Progreso, a local cement manufacturer.

Inaugurated on 10 November 1991,[1] the stadium is used mostly for football (soccer) matches, it has hosted international home matches of the Guatemala national football team, and it is the home venue of one of the country's most traditional clubs, Comunicaciones. It has a capacity of 14,022 seats, being the second largest stadium in Guatemala after Estadio Mateo Flores.

Originally of natural grass, its field was changed to artificial turf in 2010.[2] It is surrounded by a tartan athletic track, the first ever installed in the country, which complies with IAAF regulations.[3]

The Estadio Cementos Progreso at night.

External links[edit]