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The Estadio Olímpico General José Antonio Anzoátegui before called Estadio Luis Ramos, is a stadium located in the Venezuelan city of Barcelona, in the state of Anzoátegui. It was opened on December 8, 1965 by the former president of Venezuela, Raúl Leoni.

Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui
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Full nameEstadio Olímpico General José Antonio Anzoátegui
Former namesComplejo Polideportivo Luis Ramos
LocationBarcelona, Venezuela
Coordinates10°10′48.30″N 64°39′22.02″W / 10.1800833°N 64.6561167°W / 10.1800833; -64.6561167Coordinates: 10°10′48.30″N 64°39′22.02″W / 10.1800833°N 64.6561167°W / 10.1800833; -64.6561167
Capacity37,485 (seating only)
Construction
Built1964–1965
OpenedDecember 8, 1965
Renovated2007
Construction costUS$60.4 million
Tenants
Deportivo Anzoátegui

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OverviewEdit

The old stadium that occupied the area was demolished and construction for a new stadium started from scratch. A modern stadium was needed to be a venue for the Copa America 2007 soccer tournament. The stadium has a spectator capacity of 37,485 with multiple levels, a closed circuit security system, 2 police stations inside the stadium, 4 locker rooms, 4 temporal offices, an office for the Venezuelan Federation of football and another one for FIFA, an anti-doping room, 2 changing rooms for athletes, a gym, an auditorium for 200 people, 8 food shops, a central control station, a nursery, a roof for the locations of television cameras, restaurant and a VIP Bar, 4 elevators and 24 transmission cabins.

In July 2006, the Legislative branch of Anzoátegui approved 25 hundred million bolivares to speed up the works of the stadium in which have been invested 100[clarification needed] million bolivares.[citation needed]

After the Copa América 2007 finished, the stadium started works on the final touches of the stadium. In March 2008, the roof was finally finished.

Copa América 2007Edit

The stadium was one of the venues for the Copa America 2007. The following tournament games were played at the stadium:

Date Time(EDT) Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round
2007-07-04 18.30   Mexico 0-0   Chile Group B
2007-07-04 20.45   Brazil 1-0   Ecuador Group B
2007-07-07 20.50   Chile 1-6   Brazil Quarter Final

ConcertsEdit

The following is an incomplete list of known foreign artists who have given concerts in the stadium:

Date Country Artist Tour
November 6, 2011   Venezuela Franco de Vita Tour Mira Más Allá
March 7, 2012   Mexico Maná Drama y Luz World Tour
July 4, 2012   Guatemala Ricardo Arjona Metamorfosis World Tour
June 13, 2012   USA Romeo Santos Formula, Vol. 1 World Tour

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External linksEdit

  Media related to Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui at Wikimedia Commons