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Estadio de La Cartuja

Estadio de La Cartuja is a multi-purpose stadium situated in Seville, Spain. It is also referred simply as “La Cartuja” or Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla. The stadium is managed by Sociedad Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla S.A.

 

It is mainly used to host football matches and is located in Isla de La Cartuja, Sevilla. It has the capacity to hold 60,000 spectators and is home to Sevilla FC and Spain national team.

 


History

 

The stadium was built for the 1999 World Athletics Championship. It also served as the venue for 2003 UEFA Cup Final between Celtic and Porto.

 

The stadium was included in the bid to host 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics, which ended in a failure.

 

The stadium remained unused after the unsuccessful bids and was used to host Davis Cup Finals and also a few musical concerts.

 

Major Matches

 

The ground has hosted four international friendlies in which Spain played Croatia, Argentina, Netherlands and China PR.

 

It has also hosted Copa del Rey Finals. The ground hosted 2004 and 2011 Davis Cup Finals. On May 16th 2016, AC/DC performed a concert in the stadium in front of 60,000 people. 

 

Controversies

 

In 2015, La Cartuja was rejected to host the Copa del Rey Final between Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao as it was too small in capacity and the fans had to travel a long distance to watch the match.

 

Recent Matches

 

Spain last played at the ground in 2012 in which they faced China PR. They won the match 1-0. It does not have a permanent tenant to host the matches. Real Betis and Sevilla play their matches here once in a while.


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