Tegucigalpa Stadium

The Tegucigalpa Stadium is a multi-purpose venue that can be found in the Honduras capital city of Tegucigalpa. Officially known as the Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino, it is primarily used for football matches, or soccer, as it is known in North America. The stadium has a capacity of 35,000 and is home to two Honduras football clubs – Olimpia and Montagua. Olimpia, or Club Deportivo Olimpia, as it is more fully known, is the most successful football team in Honduras. Montagua, or Club Deportivo Montagua, has also had its fair share of success and is also one of the country’s most renowned clubs.

The Tegucigalpa Stadium can be found in the Barrio Morazan district and was built during the administration of Tiburcio Carias Andino – hence its official name. Andino founded the National Party of Honduras in 1918 and served as the President of Honduras twice. His first term was a brief one and came in 1924. His second term was from 1933 to 1949. The stadium that bears his name officially opened on March 15, 1948. Among other significant events, the Estadio Tiburcio Carias Andino played host to six CONCACAF nations during the final round of the World Cup qualifying games for the 1982 World Cup in Spain. These nations were Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Haiti, Cuba, and Canada.

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