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Estadio Gran Canaria

Estadio Gran Canaria is a football stadium in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain. It is currently used for football matches and is home to UD Las Palmas. It was opened in 2003 as a multi-purpose stadium to become the successor of the old Estadio Insular.

Estadio de Gran Canaria
Estadio de Gran Canaria 7-1-2017.jpg
LocationLas Palmas, Spain
OwnerCabildo de Gran Canaria
OperatorCabildo de Gran Canaria
Capacity32,400
Field size105 metres (115 yd) x 68 metres (74 yd)
Construction
Opened8 May 2003
Expanded2014–2016
ArchitectPedro Medina
Guillermo Ortego Carretero
Tenants
UD Las Palmas (2003-present)
Spain national football team (selected matches)

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HistoryEdit

The stadium was inaugurated on 8 May 2003 with a friendly between UD Las Palmas and Anderlecht which was played in front of a full-capacity seats. The match ended 2–1 in favour of Las Palmas. The first scorer in the stadium was Rubén Castro.[1]

With a capacity of 32,400 seats, it is the largest sports venue in the Canary Islands,[2] although it is not the largest stadium in the archipelago in terms of surface.[3][4]

Starting from 11 November 2014, the stadium went under restructuring works which will last for about 16 months. After the remodelization, the running track was removed to turn the venue into a football-specific stadium, with the seats closer to the playing ground.

International matchesEdit

 
Spain v Northern Ireland, 2007

Spain national team matchesEdit

Date Opponent Score Competition
18 August 2004   Venezuela 3–2 Friendly match
21 November 2007   Northern Ireland 1–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
18 November 2018   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–0 Friendly match

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "El nuevo templo de la UD Las Palmas cumplió este martes cuatro años". eldiario.es. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  2. ^ "Estadio de Gran Canaria". UD Las Palmas. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  3. ^ El Heliodoro Rodríguez López cumple 90 años
  4. ^ Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López, en Love Canarias

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