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Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez

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Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez is a multi-purpose stadium in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, built in 1974 for the XII Central American & Caribbean Games.

Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez
Félix Sánchez Olympic Stadium
El Olímpico
(Olympic Stadium)
Former names Estadio Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte
Location Centro Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Owner Gobierno Dominicano
Operator Comité Olímpico Dominicano
Capacity 27,000 Football & Track and field
60,000+ Concert
Surface Grass
Opened 1974
Tenants
Bauger FC (1974–present)
Atlético Pantoja (1974–present)
Dominican Republic national football team (1974–present)

OverviewEdit

It is used mostly for football and track and field and as a music venue.

The stadium has a sporting events capacity of 27,000 people, though it has seen crowds of 35,000. For concerts, its stated capacity is 60,000 people. It hosted the Track and Field events and the football tournament at the 2003 Pan American Games.

It was formerly known as Estadio Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte, because of the sports complex where it is located (Centro Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte); however, its true and almost unknown official name was Estadio Olímpico Jaime -Capejón- Díaz, in honor of an early 20th-century athlete. The name of the stadium was changed for the 400 m hurdles athlete Félix Sánchez after he won the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He has since won a second gold medal, winning the same event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Notable events and concertsEdit

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