Estadio Olímpico Félix Sánchez

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 namesEstadio Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte
LocationCentro Olímpico Juan Pablo Duarte, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Public transitSanto Domingo Metro Line 2 at Juan Ulises Garcia station
OwnerGobierno Dominicano
OperatorComité Olímpico Dominicano
Capacity27,000 Football & Track and field
60,000+ Concert
SurfaceGrass
Opened1974
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 & ConcertsEdit

Band/Artist Event/Tour Date Attendance
1974 Central American and Caribbean Games 1974
Luis Miguel Aries Tour April 23, 1994
Juan Luis Guerra Forgarate Tour June 10, 1995 50,000/50,000[1]
Festival Presidente de la Musica Latina 1997 June 20, 21 & 22, 1997 120,000[2]
Festival Presidente de la Musica Latina 1998 June 26, 27 & 28, 1998 155,000[3]
Festival Presidente de la Musica Latina 1999 June 3, 4 & 5, 1999 (92,503/105,000)[4]
Festival Presidente de la Musica Latina 2001 June 1,2 & 3, 2001 (131,200/131,200)[5]
Festival Presidente de la Musica Latina 2003 October 21, 22 & 23 2003 55,000[6]
(Last Show)
2003 Pan American Games
Festival Presidente de la Musica Latina 2005 October 14, 15 & 16 2005 150,000+
(Total)
Juan Luis Guerra 20 Años Tour December 27, 2005 50,000+[7]
Shakira Oral Fixation Tour December 19, 2006 50,000[8]
Ricardo Arjona and Wisin & Yandel El Concierto Claro July 1, 2007[9]
Luis Miguel Cómplices Tour November 12, 2008
Marcela Gándara Mas que un Anehlo Tour November 22, 2008
Juan Luis Guerra La Travesia Tour February 14, 2009 50,000+[10]
Tiësto March 28, 2009[11]
Ricardo Arjona 5to Piso Tour May 30, 2009
Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Gilberto Santa RosaIlegales and Hector Acosta Idolos Latinos October 3, 2009
Jonas Brothers Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009 October 25, 2009 25,000[12]
The Killers Day & Age World Tour November 13, 2009
Crystal Lewis, Funky, Gadiel Espinoza and Nancy Amancio Megafest Cristiano November 14, 2009 20,000+[13]
Aventura The Last Tour February 12, 2010 60,000[14][15]
Festival Presidente de la Musica Latina 2010 August 27–29, 2010
Maroon 5 December 28, 2010
Shakira The Sun Comes Out World Tour March 30, 2011 50,000[16]
Enrique Iglesias & Tito el Bambino Cierre del Verano Presidente 2011 September 2, 2011
Britney Spears Femme Fatale Tour December 8, 2011 15,000[17]
Marcela Gándara & Jesus Adrian Romero El brillo de mis ojos[18] December 16, 2011
Juan Luis Guerra A son de Guerra Tour June 16, 2012 42,000[19]
Wisin & Yandel and Prince Royce Verano Presidente September 7, 2012 45,000[20]
Romeo Santos The King Stays The King Tour December 15 & 22, 2012 50,000+
(per show)[21]
Justin Bieber Believe Tour October 22, 2013 11,321 / 21,850[22]
Jesus Adrian Romero December 21, 2013 15,000+[23]
Festival Presidente de la Musica Latina 2014 October 3,4,5 2014 120,000[24]
(Total)
Romeo Santos Formula Vol. 2 Tour December 20, 2014 60,000+[25]
(record)
Festival Presidente de la Musica Latina 2017 November 3, 4 & 5, 2017 120,000+[26]
(Total)
Daddy Yankee Tamo en Vivo Tour December 16, 2017
Barbarela 2018 May 30, 2018 25,000
Romeo Santos Golden Tour December 17, 2018 50,000[27]
Luis Miguel Mexico por siempre tour March 29, 2019 20,000[28]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (1995-07-22). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 14. juan luis guerra estadio olimpico santo domingo 1992.
  2. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (1997-07-12). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.
  3. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (1998-08-01). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 57. Estadio Juan Pablo Duarte Billboard.
  4. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (1999-07-03). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 18. Estadio Olimpico Santo Domingo Billboard.
  5. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (2005-10-08). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.
  6. ^ "Chayanne cerró con éxito festival - OCT. 23, 2003 - Música - Historicos - EL UNIVERSO". www.eluniverso.com. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  7. ^ "Los conciertos más concurridos del 2005". Hoy Digital (in Spanish). 2005-12-19. Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  8. ^ "Shakira cerró su gira "Fijación Oral 2006" con "broche de oro"". Emol (in Spanish). 2006-12-20. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  9. ^ Polanco, Fausto (2018-02-01). "Ricardo Arjona, el que más boletas vende y en menos tiempo en el país". El Día (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-05-17.
  10. ^ "Juan Luis Guerra más que un concierto en Santo Domingo. - Fiestas & Personalidades". www.fiestasypersonalidades.com. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  11. ^ "DJ Tiesto 'pinchará' en el Estadio Olímpico". El Nacional. Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  12. ^ "Histeria con Jonas Brothers". El Nacional. Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  13. ^ "MEGAFEST CRISTIANO REUNE a MAS DE 20 MIL EN ESTADIO OLIMPICO - Diario Dominicano".
  14. ^ "Aventura llena estadio Olímpico". Tripeo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  15. ^ "Aventura llena estadio Olímpico; multitud aclama agurupación bachata". El Nacional. Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  16. ^ "Shakira abarrota Estadio Olímpico con su gira "Salió el Sol" - Acento - El más ágil y moderno diario electrónico de la República Dominicana". Acento (in Spanish). 2011-03-31. Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  17. ^ Redacción, La (2011-12-09). "Britney Spear: Buen show ante escaso público en Dominicana". DiarioDigitalRD (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  18. ^ "Concierto cristiano". Hoy Digital (in Spanish). 2011-11-07. Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  19. ^ "Juan Luis Guerra llena el estadio Olímpico a pesar de la lluvia". www.diariolibre.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  20. ^ "El Verano Presidente cierra en grande ante 45,000 personas". www.diariolibre.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  21. ^ Peguero, José (2012-12-16). "Romeo Santos revienta el Estadio Olímpico y lleva grandes estrellas a su concierto como invitados". Ensegundos.do (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  22. ^ "WebCite query result". www.webcitation.org. Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  23. ^ Bonnin, Lety (2013-12-23). "Jesús Adrián Romero se presentó ante mas de 15,000 personas - CDN - El Canal de Noticias de los Dominicanos" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  24. ^ RD, Metro. "Festival Presidente tuvo grandiosas cifras". Metro Republica Dominicana (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  25. ^ "Romeo Santos abarrotó el Estadio Olímpico, usado por primera vez en 360 para un concierto - Acento - El más ágil y moderno diario electrónico de la República Dominicana". Acento (in Spanish). 2014-12-21. Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  26. ^ RD, Metro. "Festival Presidente tuvo grandiosas cifras". Metro Republica Dominicana (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  27. ^ "Romeo Santos suma más éxito a su carrera y llena el Estadio Olímpico". El Día (in Spanish). 2018-12-17. Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  28. ^ Diario, Listin (2019-03-29). "El Olímpico recibirá hoy a 20 mil personas". listindiario.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-10-24.

SourcesEdit

  1. events
  2. concerts
  3. installation
  4. stadium data
Preceded by
Canad Inns Stadium
Winnipeg
Pan American Games
Opening and Closing Ceremonies

2003
Succeeded by
Estádio do Maracanã
Rio de Janeiro

Coordinates: 18°28′50″N 69°55′07″W / 18.480454°N 69.918662°W / 18.480454; -69.918662