Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo
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|Location||Camino Las Flores, 13000, Las Condes, Chile|
|Surface||Grass ( 108 x 68 metres)|
Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo is a multi-purpose stadium, in Las Condes. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Club Deportivo Universidad Católica. The stadium currently holds 14,118 people and was built in 1988.
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! World 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 2005
- Pearl Jam: November 22 & 23, 2005.
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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