Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo [Chile] by ~El.Zirior!
Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo is a multi-use stadium in Santiago, Chile. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Club Deportivo Universidad Católica. The stadium holds 20,000 people and was built in 1988.
At the club’s beginning, all sports were on Santa Rosa de las Condes Stadium, which is a big sport centre that is going to be demolished and transported to San Carlos. The club president of the time Manuel Vélez Samaniego decided to open this sports complex.
By 1945, the club played as the home team at the Independencia Stadium which was demolished because of the financial problems of the club, and started to play at Unión Española Stadium, the Santa Laura. In 1980 the idea of a new stadium comes out, the stadium was opened on September 4, 1988, the football stadium was not the whole complex, the stadium had also rugby, athletics and some other sport fields. By this time, San Carlos is one of the best sports complexes in South America.