Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino

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Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
Nacional
Estadio Carías.jpg
National Stadium: 'Tiburcio Carías Andino' of Tegucigalpa.
Location Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Owner Tegucigalpa Municipality
Capacity 35,000[1]
Surface grass
Opened 15 March 1948; 69 years ago (1948-03-15)
Tenants
C.D. Olimpia (1948–present)
C.D. Motagua (1948–present)
Pumas UNAH (1972–89; 1996–2007)
Real Maya (1992–97)
C.D. Federal (1974–78; 1999–2000)
Honduras national football team (1948–97)

The Estadio Nacional (official name) is a multi-purpose stadium in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. It is used mostly for Association football matches. The stadium has a capacity of 34,000 and it is the home of football clubs C.D. Motagua and C.D. Olimpia.

History[edit]

The National Stadium of Tegucigalpa was built during the administration of Tiburcio Carías Andino. The stadium was Honduras national football team's home stadium in the FIFA World Cup qualification for many years. In 1981, the stadium was host to 6 CONCACAF nations (Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, Canada, Haiti and Cuba) for Spain 1982's final round of the World Cup qualifying football games that saw Honduras qualify for the first time to the World Cup.[2] It was until 1998 with the completion of Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano that El Nacional lost the privilege of hosting most of Honduras' matches. Since then, El Nacional has hosted very few qualifying games.

The stadium hosted the 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup where Panama won its first Central American championship and saw Nicaragua qualify for its first Gold Cup.

Events[edit]

The Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino hosted the following major international football events.

Competition Years
CCCF Championship 1955
CONCACAF Championship 1967, 1981
Copa Centroamericana 1993, 2001, 2009
Central American Games 1990
CCCF Youth Championship 1960
CONCACAF Under-20 Championship 1978, 1994
CONCACAF U-17 Championship 1987, 2007
CONCACAF Champions League Finals 1972, 1980, 1988
Copa Interamericana Finals 1972, 1988
Copa Interclubes UNCAF Finals 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007

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Coordinates: 14°5′54.25″N 87°12′14.32″W / 14.0984028°N 87.2039778°W / 14.0984028; -87.2039778