Estadio Municipal Pérez Zeledón

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Estadio Municipal Pérez Zeledón
Estadio Municipal Pérez Zeledón
Location San Isidro, Costa Rica
Coordinates 09°22′07.63″N 83°42′16.75″W / 9.3687861°N 83.7046528°W / 9.3687861; -83.7046528Coordinates: 09°22′07.63″N 83°42′16.75″W / 9.3687861°N 83.7046528°W / 9.3687861; -83.7046528
Owner Pérez Zeledón Canton
Capacity 6,000
Surface Grass
Opened 1953
Tenants
Municipal Pérez Zeledón
AS Puma Generaleña

Estadio Municipal Pérez Zeledón is a multi-use stadium in San Isidro, Costa Rica. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of the Costa Rican FPD teams Municipal Pérez Zeledón and AS Puma Generaleña. The stadium holds 6000 people.

In 2014, the Municipality of Pérez Zeledón renamed the stadium as "Estadio Municipal Keylor Navas Gamboa", named after native goalkeeper Keylor Navas, due to his outstanding performance with the Costa Rica national football team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[1] However, the renaming procedure has been deemed as illegal by the Costa Rican National Committee of Nomenclature, arguing that a stadium can only be named after somebody just as a posthumous tribute.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La ciudad natal de Keylor Navas bautiza un estadio con su nombre". Marca. EFE. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Altamirano, Patricio (28 July 2014). "Estadio Municipal de Pérez incumple requisitos para llamarse Keylor Navas Gamboa". Al Día. Retrieved 31 July 2014.