Estadio Panamericano, Havana

Estadio Panamericano (Stade Panaméricain de La Havane) is a multi-use stadium located near Cojimar, a city ward of Havana, Cuba. It is used mostly for athletics, baseball, and as an alternate site for the Cuba national football team.

Estadio Panamericano
Estadio Panamericano Cuba.png
LocationHavana, Cuba
Capacity50,000
Opened1991

HistoryEdit

It was first used as the main stadium for the 1991 Pan American Games. The stadium opened August 1, 1991 and is able to hold 34,000 people (can have expanded capacity to 50,000).[1]

It served as the site of an episode of the American version of Top Gear in 2016. The episode showed the stadium in disrepair and mostly abandoned.

RenovationsEdit

The stadium was renovated in 2008 with an artificial turf replacing the original grass turf.

StructureEdit

The stadium is surrounded by a park and faces nearby Boca de Cojimar (Havana Bay).

Seating is mainly open air with a partially covered grandstand to the east side.

Surrounding the football field is an oval track.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to Estadio Panamericano at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by Pan American Games
Opening and Closing Ceremonies

1991
Succeeded by

Coordinates: 23°9′27″N 82°19′00″W / 23.15750°N 82.31667°W / 23.15750; -82.31667