Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino
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Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino
Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
Nacional
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National Stadium: 'Tiburcio Carías Andino' of Tegucigalpa.
LocationTegucigalpa, Honduras
OwnerTegucigalpa Municipality
Capacity35,000
Surfacegrass
Opened15 March 1948; 72 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)

The Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino 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 it is the home of football clubs F.C. Motagua, C.D. Olimpia and Lobos UPNFM.

History

The National Stadium of Tegucigalpa was built during the administration of Tiburcio Carías Andino. The stadium was Honduras national football team's home stadium in the 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 Spain 1982's final round of the World Cup qualifying football games that saw Honduras qualify for the first time to the World Cup.[1] It was until 1998 with the completion of Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano that El Nacional lost the privilege of hosting most of Honduras' matches. Since then, El Nacional has hosted very few qualifying games.

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

Events

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

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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


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