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Estadio Olímpico de la UCV
Estadio Olímpico (Caracas).jpg
Copa América 2007-Mexico vs Uruguay
Full nameEstadio Olímpico de la Universidad Central de Venezuela
LocationCaracas, Venezuela
OwnerUniversidad Central de Venezuela
Capacity23,940
Construction
Built1950 - 1951
Opened5 December 1951
Renovated2007
Construction costUS$16 million
Tenants
Caracas F.C.
Deportivo La Guaira
Metropolitanos
Universidad Central

Estadio Olímpico de la UCV is a multipurpose stadium (football, athletics, rugby) used mainly for association football in Caracas, Venezuela, which serves the home ground of Caracas F.C., Deportivo La Guaira, Metropolitanos F.C., and Universidad Central.[1] It has a capacity of 23,940.[2]

History[edit]

The stadium in 2018

The stadium was designed by Venezuelan architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva.[citation needed] It was opened in 1951 and renovated in 2007.[1] It used to be the home ground of Unión S.C..[3]

The stadium has hosted major events such as the Copa Libertadores, the 1983 Pan American Games and the South American qualifiers for the World Cup, as well as the former Copa Merconorte and matches of the Copa América.[citation needed]

There have been several important football teams that have played at this stadium, such as Inter Milan, A.C. Milan, Real Madrid, USSR, Argentina and Brazil.[citation needed]

The 1975 Copa América final between Peru and Colombia was also played in this stadium.

In 2009, Aerosmith was to be the first act playing at Estadio Olímpico. The concert was cancelled due to a knee infection to lead guitarist Joe Perry.[citation needed]

Copa América matches[edit]

1975 Copa América[edit]

The Olímpico was the venue for the 1975 Copa América play-off final:[4]

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
28 October 1975  Peru 1-0  Colombia Final (Play-off)

2007 Copa América[edit]

The stadium was one of the venues for the 2007 Copa América. The following games were played at the stadium during said event:

Date Time(EDT) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
14 July 2007 17.00  Uruguay 1-3  Mexico 3rd Place

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Estadio Olímpico de la UCV - Caracas F.C". Football Tripper. 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2019-09-03.
  2. ^ "Caracas FC: Venue". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Football - Unión Sport Club (Venezuela) : palmares, résultats et identité". www.les-sports.info. Retrieved 2019-09-03.
  4. ^ Martin Tabeira (31 January 2013). "Finals". Copa América 1975. RSSSF. Retrieved 5 April 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Estadio Olímpico de la Universidad Central de Venezuela at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 10°29′28.60″N 66°53′07.77″W / 10.4912778°N 66.8854917°W / 10.4912778; -66.8854917