Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas

Capacity38 500
Country Colombia
CityPereira
ClubsDeportivo Pereira
Floodlights 1,800 lux
Inauguration 01/05/1970
Renovations 2008
Design Hernán Ramírez Villegas
Cost COP 30 billion (2008)
Address Vila Olimpica, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia

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Description: Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas

The stadium along with entire olympic village was opened in 1971 west of Pereira’s center. The opening was celebrated with a two-day football tournament including local Deportivo, Once Caldas, Sporting Cristal (Peru) and Emelec (Ecuador).

In its initial configuration the stadium had single-tiered stands surrounding the running track. That never changed, but ahead of the 2011 U20 World Cup a massive redevelopment took place. For 30 billion pesos the entire structure was renovated, converted into all-seater and covered with an interesting steel roof structure. Side stands also received upper decks.

Used on a weekly basis by Deportivo Pereira, the stadium also played host to the above-mentioned FIFA tournament, Copa America (2001) and Campeonato Sudamericano (1987, 2005).

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