Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui
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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.
|Full name||Estadio Olímpico General José Antonio Anzoátegui|
|Former names||Complejo Polideportivo Luis Ramos|
|Capacity||37,485 (seating only)|
|Opened||December 8, 1965|
|Construction cost||US$60.4 million|
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.
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|
The following is an incomplete list of known foreign artists who have given concerts in the stadium:
|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|