Estadio Gran Canaria

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Estadio de Gran Canaria
Grancanaria2015.jpg
Location Las Palmas, Spain
Coordinates 28°06′00″N 15°27′24″W / 28.10000°N 15.45667°W / 28.10000; -15.45667Coordinates: 28°06′00″N 15°27′24″W / 28.10000°N 15.45667°W / 28.10000; -15.45667
Owner Cabildo de Gran Canaria
Operator Cabildo de Gran Canaria
Capacity 33,111
Field size 105 metres (115 yd) x 68 metres (74 yd)
Construction
Opened 8 May 2003
Architect Pedro Medina
Guillermo Ortego Carretero
Tenants
UD Las Palmas

Estadio Gran Canaria is a football stadium in Las Palmas, Spain. It is currently used for football matches and is home to UD Las Palmas. It was opened in 2003 as a multi-purpose stadium to become the successor of the old Estadio Insular.

History[edit]

The stadium was inaugurated on 8 May 2003 with a friendly between UD Las Palmas and RSC Anderlecht which was played in front of a full-capacity seats. The mach ended in favour of the hosts with a score of 2-1. The first scorer in the stadium was Rubén Castro.[1]

With a capacity of 33,111 seats, it is the largest sports venue in the Canary Islands.[2]

Starting from 11 November 2014, the stadium went under restructuring works which will last for about 16 months. After the remodelization, the running track was removed to turn the venue into a football-specific stadium, with the seats closer to the playing ground.

International matches[edit]

2007-11-21
19:00 UTC+0
Spain  1 – 0  Northern Ireland
Xavi Goal 52' Report
Estadio Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Herbert Fandel (Germany)
Spain v Northern Ireland

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "El nuevo templo de la UD Las Palmas cumplió este martes cuatro años". eldiario.es. Retrieved 2015-12-07. 
  2. ^ "Estadio de Gran Canaria". UD Las Palmas. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 

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