Estadio Ester Roa

Estadio Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo is a multi-purpose stadium in Concepción, Chile. It is used mostly for football matches. The stadium was built in 1962, as Estadio Regional, with an original capacity of 35,000 people. In 2015, it was completely renovated with new seats and a roof; currently has a capacity of 30,448 seats.

Estadio Ester Roa
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Estadio Ester Roa
Full nameEstadio Municipal Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo
LocationConcepción,
 Chile
Coordinates36°48′55″S 73°01′24″W / 36.81528°S 73.02333°W / -36.81528; -73.02333Coordinates: 36°48′55″S 73°01′24″W / 36.81528°S 73.02333°W / -36.81528; -73.02333
OwnerCoat of arms of Concepcion, Chile.svg Municipality of Concepción
Capacity30,448[1]
Field size105 x 68 m
Surfacegrass
Construction
OpenedSeptember 16, 1962 (1962-09-16)
Renovated2013–2015
Reopened25 June 2015
ArchitectMario Recordón
Tenants
Universidad de Concepción
Fernández Vial
Deportes Concepcion

Until 2010 it was known as Estadio Municipal de Concepción. The stadium took its new name, Ester Roa Rebolledo, who was a former Concepción city mayor.

The stadium was being renovated by Spanish company COPASA, but in May 2014, after continuing delays, the contract was terminated. In September 2014 the municipality of Concepción hired Chilean company Claro Vicuña Valenzuela to finish the works. The stadium was not completed in time to host two 2015 Copa América group stage matches, which were moved to Santiago's Estadio Monumental David Arellano. It was finally reopened on 25 June 2015, in time to host three Copa América matches.

The Ester Roa is currently the home stadium for Universidad de Concepción, Fernández Vial and Deportes Concepcion; Huachipato and Lota Schwager has also played some important home games at the stadium.

The highest ever recorded attendance was 43,340 on November 12, 1967 at the Primera Division match between Huachipato and Colo-Colo.

The stadium was also featured as a Copa América venue when the 1991 tournament was held in Chile.

In October 1987, the stadium was one of the venues for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

In January 2004, it co-hosted the South American Pre-Olympic Tournament.

In October & November 2015, the stadium was one of the venues for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

The stadium is also occasionally used for music concerts and athletics tournaments.

1991 Copa AméricaEdit

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
July 8, 1991   Chile 4–2   Peru First Round 18,798
July 12, 1991   Argentina 4–1   Paraguay 10,000

2015 Copa AméricaEdit

Date Time (UTC−3) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
June 27, 2015 18:30   Brazil 1–1 (Penalties: 3–4)   Paraguay Quarter-Finals 29,276
June 30, 2015 20:30   Argentina 6–1   Paraguay Semi-Finals 29,205
July 3, 2015 20:30   Peru 2–0   Paraguay Third place match 29,143

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Copa América 2015". conmebol.com.