Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado

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Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado
La Casa Blanca
La Maravilla de Ponceano
Estadio de LDU Tribuna E.jpg
Full nameEstadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado
Former namesEstadio Liga Deportiva Universitaria
LocationAv. John F. Kennedy and Gustavo Lemos
Cotocollao, Quito
Coordinates0°6′27.78″S 78°29′20.77″W / 0.1077167°S 78.4891028°W / -0.1077167; -78.4891028Coordinates: 0°6′27.78″S 78°29′20.77″W / 0.1077167°S 78.4891028°W / -0.1077167; -78.4891028
OwnerLDU Quito
OperatorLDU Quito
Capacity41,575[1]
Field size105 x 68 m
SurfaceGrass
ScoreboardYes
Construction
Broke groundMarch 1995
Built1995–1997
OpenedMarch 6, 1997
Construction cost$16 million
ArchitectRicardo Mórtola
Structural engineerEdwin Ripalda
Tenants
LDU Quito (1997–present), Ecuador National Football Team

Estadio Rodrigo Paz Delgado, commonly called La Casa Blanca (Spanish for "The White House"), is a football stadium in Quito, Ecuador that is the home ground of LDU Quito. Built between 1995 and 1997, the stadium hosted its first match on March 6, 1997 in a game between LDU Quito and Atlético Mineiro of Belo Horizonte. At an altitude of 2,734 m and with a capacity of 41,575, it is the largest stadium in Quito, and the second largest in Ecuador after the Estadio Monumental Banco Pichincha in Guayaquil.

Since its inauguration, the stadium has been home to LDU Quito's greatest period of success where it has won six national titles and four international titles.

The Ecuadorian national team used this stadium twice during the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification on March 29, 2000 against Venezuela and August 15, 2000 against Bolivia. Ecuador won both games.

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First match[edit]

LDU Quito Ecuador3–1Brazil Atlético Mineiro
Ferreira Goal 31'
Guevara Goal 72'
Hurtado Goal 89'
Nino Goal 52'
Estadio de Liga Deportiva Universitaria, Quito

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio CRE Satelital – Tus Ojos en la Cancha".

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