Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino

The Estadio Nacional Chelato Uclés is a multi-purpose stadium in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. It is used mostly for association football matches. The stadium has a capacity of 34,000 and is the home of football clubs F.C. Motagua, C.D. Olimpia and Lobos UPNFM.

Estadio Nacional Chelato Uclés
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National Stadium: 'Chelato Uclés' of Tegucigalpa.
Full nameEstadio Nacional José de la Paz Herrera (Chelato Uclés)
LocationTegucigalpa, Honduras
OwnerTegucigalpa Municipality
OperatorCONAPID
Capacity35,000
Surfacegrass
Opened15 March 1948; 74 years ago (1948-03-15)
Tenants
C.D. Olimpia (1948–present)
F.C. Motagua (1948–present)
Lobos UPNFM (2017–present)
Pumas UNAH (1972–89; 1996–2007)
Real Maya (1992–97)
C.D. Federal (1974–78; 1999–2000)
Honduras national football team (1948–97)

HistoryEdit

The National Stadium of Tegucigalpa was built during the administration of Tiburcio Carías Andino. The stadium was the Honduras national football team's home stadium in FIFA World Cup qualification for many years. In 1981, the stadium was host to 6 CONCACAF nations (Honduras, Mexico, El Salvador, Canada, Haiti and Cuba) for qualifying matches for the 1982 World Cup, which saw Honduras qualify for a World Cup for the first time ever.[1] Since the 1998 completion of Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano, Estadio Nacional has no longer hosted the majority of the Honduran national team's home fixtures.

The stadium hosted the 2009 UNCAF Nations Cup, where Panama won its first Central American championship and Nicaragua qualified for its first Gold Cup.

EventsEdit

The Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino has hosted the following major international football events.

Competition Years
CCCF Championship 1955
CONCACAF Championship 1967, 1981
Copa Centroamericana 1993, 2001, 2009
Central American Games 1990
CCCF Youth Championship 1960
CONCACAF Under-20 Championship 1978, 1994
CONCACAF U-17 Championship 1987, 2007
CONCACAF Champions League Finals 1972, 1980, 1988
CONCACAF League Finals 2018
Copa Interamericana Finals 1972, 1988
UNCAF Interclub Cup Finals 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007

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Coordinates: 14°5′54.25″N 87°12′14.32″W / 14.0984028°N 87.2039778°W / 14.0984028; -87.2039778