Estadio Nacional de Panamá

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Estadio Nacional Rod Carew
El Coloso de Cerro Patacón
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Full nameEstadio Nacional Rodney Carew
Former namesEstadio Nacional
LocationPanama City, Panama
 Panama
OwnerPatronato del Estadio Nacional
Capacity27,000
Field sizeLeft Field - 321 feet (98 m)
Center Field - 400 feet (122 m)
Right Field - 321 feet (98 m)
SurfaceNatural Grass
Construction
OpenedOctober 10, 1999
Construction cost25 million USD
ArchitectCarla De Bello
Tenants
Panama Metro
Diablos Rojos de Panamá

Estadio Nacional de Panama, also called the Rod Carew National Stadium,[1] is a multi-purpose stadium in Panama City, Panama. The stadium has a capacity of 27,000 and was built in 1999.

It is currently used mostly for baseball matches from the national league, and Panama national baseball team matches.[2]

It has also hosted many international baseball competitions as well as many concerts and different types of events.

In 2012, Qualifiers were held at the stadium for the 2013 World Baseball Classic, featuring the national baseball teams of Panama, Brazil, Colombia, and Nicaragua

The stadium is named after Rod Carew, a Hall-of-Fame Panamanian-American baseball player.

Since 2003, there have been many plans and talks of expanding the stadium's capacity to nearly 45,000.

Some of the artists that have performed in the Estadio Nacional de Panama include Backstreet Boys, Christina Aguilera, Sting, Enrique Iglesias, Soda Stereo, and Ruben Blades.

The New York Yankees and Miami Marlins scheduled two spring training exhibition games at the ballpark on March 15 and March 16, 2014.[3]

The 2019 Caribbean Series will be played here. This is Panama's first appearance in the tournament since 1960.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connor, Joe (17 January 2006). "Welcome to Panama". ESPN. Retrieved 3 December 2008.
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  3. ^ "Yanks, Marlins add spring series at Panama's Rod Carew Stadium". ballparkdigest.com. February 14, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-14.

Coordinates: 9°2′28.72″N 79°32′43.08″W / 9.0413111°N 79.5453000°W / 9.0413111; -79.5453000