Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa is a multi-purpose stadium in Quito, Ecuador. It is currently used mostly for football matches and has a capacity of 35,724.A visit to Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Quito travel itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
Built in 1951, it sits at the intersection of the Avenida 6 de Diciembre and Avenida Naciones Unidas, two major streets in Ecuador's capital city. Football clubs Deportivo Quito, El Nacional and Universidad Católica use the facility for their home games, although other prominent teams in the city have used the stadium for home games in the past. The stadium is named after Inca prince Atahualpa. The stadium is located at an elevation of 2782m.
At this venue, the Ecuadorian national football team has beaten Brazil twice, Paraguay three times, and Argentina twice, amongst others, securing their positions in Korea/Japan 2002, Germany 2006, and Brazil 2014. During the qualifying for Germany 2006 and Brazil 2014, Ecuador qualified and remained undefeated in this stadium.
Estadio Olimpico Atahualpa Reviews
I wandered across the stadium on my first day in Quito and realized there was a game that night. I found the ticket window right on the front of the stadium facing Avenida 6 de Decembre and bought a..... more »
We went to Uni Católica vs. LDU Quito and paid 12$ each for a tribune seat. The stadium was not even half full. It was our first soccer game in south america, for that it was okay ;-) more »
Nice art deco design but unfortunately not a place where everyone can do something, I meanit is a stadium with fixed calendars for soccer matches and few sports, unfortunately, not strongly supported by the local or central government which is a shame. Looking for quite a historic place? You will like it, looking for fun activities, unless you join the fencing team.
An old stadium with its charm and in a central location. But not a great stadium by today's international standards.
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