Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo
|Location||Camino Las Flores, 13000, Las Condes, Chile|
|Surface||Grass ( 108 x 68 metres)|
Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo is a football stadium, in Las Condes in the metropolitan region of Santiago de Chile. It is used mostly for home matches stadium of the Chilean top club CD Universidad Católica which also owns the stadium. The stadium was built in 1988 and currently holds 14,118 people.
At the club's beginning, all sports were on Santa Rosa de las Condes Stadium, which is a big sport centre that is going to be demolished and transported to San Carlos. The club president of the time Manuel Vélez Samaniego decided to open this sports complex.
By 1945, the club played as the home team at the Independencia Stadium which was demolished because of the financial problems of the club, and started to play at Unión Española Stadium, the Santa Laura. In 1980, the idea of a new stadium comes out, the stadium was opened on September 4, 1988, the football stadium was not the whole complex, the stadium had also rugby, athletics and some other sport fields.
The stadium has hosted concerts by famous artists, spanning many different genres.
- Roxette: April 25, 1992, Join the Joyride! Tour
- Whitney Houston: April 14, 1994, The Bodyguard World Tour
- Oasis: March 14, 1998, Be Here Now Tour
- Luis Miguel: November 7&8, 1997, Romances Tour
- Avril Lavigne: September 15, 2005, Bonez Tour
- Pearl Jam: November 22 & 23, 2005.
- Queen + Paul Rodgers: November 19, 2008.
Video clips & music
Roxette's hit "It Must Have Been Love" (Live In San Carlos de Apoquindo) was included in their Tourism album (1992). In the booklet it reads: Vocals: Marie Fredriksson / Backing vocals: 45.000 Chilean fans.
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