Estadio de La Cartuja
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Estadio La Cartuja, officially known as Estadio La Cartuja de Sevilla, is a multi-purpose stadium situated in the Isla de la Cartuja in Seville, Spain. It is used mostly for football and it is commonly referred to as simply 'la Cartuja'. It was completed in 1999 for the World Championships in Athletics. With a capacity of 60,000 seats, La Cartuja is the 6th-largest stadium in Spain and the 2nd-largest in Andalusia. It was the venue for the 2003 UEFA Cup Final between Celtic and Porto.
|Owner||Regional Government of Andalusia (40%) |
Spanish Government (25%)
Seville City Council (19%)
Seville Congress of Deputies (13%)
Real Betis (1.5%)
Sevilla FC (1.5%)
|Operator||Sociedad Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla S.A.|
|Field size||105 x 68 m|
|Opened||5 May 1999|
|Construction cost||EUR120 million|
|Architect||Antonio Cruz Villalón|
Antonio Ortiz García
|Spain national football team|
The stadium was one of those included in the Seville bids for the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. After the failure of the last bid, the stadium remained unused by either of Seville's major football teams as both Real Betis and Sevilla use their own stadia. However, both teams have expressed their intention to move temporarily while their respective home grounds are renovated.
The stadium is currently managed by the Sociedad Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla S.A., participated by the Regional Government of Andalusia (40% ownership), the Spanish Government (25%); Seville City Council (19%), Seville Congress of Deputies (13%) and the remaining 3% shared between Seville's two football clubs: Real Betis and Sevilla FC.
The Spain national football team occasionally use the stadium for home games, last playing there in 2020. The stadium has previously hosted the final of the Copa del Rey. Real Betis's home game against Villarreal on 31 March 2007 also took place here following a temporary ban from the Manuel Ruiz de Lopera.
The Royal Spanish Tennis Federation has chosen it twice to host the Davis Cup final, in 2004 and 2011. On both occasions a temporary roof was installed on one side of the stadium, where the clay court was placed.
|5 May 1999||Friendly (inauguration)||Croatia||3–1|
|17 November 1999||Friendly||Argentina||0–2|
|15 November 2000||Friendly||Netherlands||1–2|
|3 June 2012||Friendly||China PR||1–0|
|17 November 2020||UEFA Nations League||Germany||6–0|
Notable music eventsEdit
- "The stadium". Archived from the original on 19 August 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
- "La Federación elige a Sevilla para la final de la Davis" (in Spanish). El País. Archived from the original on 6 October 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
- "El Estadio de La Cartuja acogerá la final de la Copa del Rey" (in Spanish). Royal Spanish Football Federation. 5 February 2020. Archived from the original on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
- Official website
- Spanish football stadiums
- Photos of the Estadio Olimpico Football Temples of the World
- Estadios de Espana
| IAAF World Championships in Athletics
| UEFA Cup
Rod Laver Arena
| Davis Cup
| Davis Cup