Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica

Capacity35 062
Country Costa Rica
CitySan José
Inauguration 26/03/2011 (Costa Rica - China, 2-2)
Construction 02/2009 - 11/2010
Cost 110 mln $
Design Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Group
Contractor Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Group


Estadio Nacional – stadium description

In 2008 the old national stadium of Costa Rica was demolished as the country's authorities reached an agreement with Chinese government to finance and run the new stadium's construction. Designed entirely in China and carried out by Chinese workers, the stadium was part of Chinese 'stadium diplomacy'.

Groundbreaking in San Jose's largest park, La Sabana, took place in February 2009. Official delivery was announced in late 2010, but opening didn't happen until March 2011, when Costa Rica played against China. Since then the stadium has served the national team and was the stage for significant cultural events.



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