Estadio Rommel Fernandez
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Estadio Rommel Fern%C3%A1ndez
Estadio Olímpico Rommel Fernández Gutiérrez
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Former namesEstadio Revolución
LocationPanama City, Panama
Coordinates9°02?09?N 79°28?10?W / 9.03583°N 79.46944°W / 9.03583; -79.46944Coordinates: 9°02?09?N 79°28?10?W / 9.03583°N 79.46944°W / 9.03583; -79.46944
OwnerINDE
OperatorFEPAFUT
Capacity32,000[1]
SurfaceGrass
Construction
OpenedFebruary 6, 1970
Renovated2009
Expanded2009
BuilderPanama Revolutionary Government
Tenants
Panama national football team
Tauro FC

The Estadio Olímpico Rommel Fernández Gutiérrez, named after the Panamanian football star Rommel Fernández, is a multi-purpose stadium located in Panama City. It is used for different sports, but mainly for the conduct of football (soccer) games. It was inaugurated February 6, 1970. It was designed to accommodate the XI Central American and Caribbean Games in 1970. Through further reforms, the stadium managed to reach the current capacity of 32,000 spectators all seated, now the largest stadium in Panama, above the Estadio Rod Carew of baseball. It is part of Sports City Irving Saladino.

History

Early history

On April 4, 1976, it marked the debut of the Panamanian national team to make the run to the 1978 FIFA World Cup in Argentina. In Estadio Revolución, they took on Costa Rica and won surprisingly 3-2, with 2 goals from Agustin Sanchez and one from Luis Tapia. The most memorable ANAPROF match was the final match played in the stadium in 1996 when more than 25,000 fans watched San Francisco F.C. take on Plaza Amador.

The original name of the stadium was Estadio Revolución (meaning "Revolution Stadium"), but in 1993, it changed its name to Estadio Rommel Fernández in honour of Rommel Fernández Gutiérrez , a Panamanian soccer player who died in a car accident in the city of Albacete, Spain, on May 6 of that year, At that time the stadium had a capacity of 22,000 spectators. The stadium is often used by LPF, Liga Panameña de Futbol.

Recent history

In 2009 the stadium was totally remodeled, its shape and facade were changed completely, more seats were installed throughout the stadium, as well as a new giant screen and a new athletics track, and it is fully air conditioned with modern equipment. It was the spearhead for IX Central American Sports Games 2010, in which the stadium was reopened in the opening ceremony of these games. It is one of the stadiums that hosts more multi-sport events in the region of Central America.

Next history

It will be used to host matches during the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup with the country and Costa Rica, including the third place match.

International Soccer Matches

Date Competition Team Res Team Crowd
11 Sep 2018 International Friendly  Panama 0-2  Venezuela 20,000

References

  1. ^ "Estadio Rommel Fernández". soccerway. Retrieved 2017.

External links

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