Coordinates: 6°15′24.48″N 75°35′24.62″W / 6.2568°N 75.5901722°W / 6.2568; -75.5901722

Estadio Atanasio Girardot is a multi-purpose stadium in Medellín, Colombia. It is currently used mostly for football matches by two local teams, Atlético Nacional and Independiente Medellín. It is part of the Unidad Deportiva Atanasio Girardot, which also contains other sports facilities. The stadium was built in 1953 and has a maximum capacity of 45,000.

The stadium was named after Atanasio Girardot, a Colombian revolutionary leader who fought alongside Simón Bolívar.

Sporting events held

The stadium has hosted many sporting events

  • Copa America 2001
  • 2010 South American Games
  • 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup
Concerts

The stadium has been the venue of important musical events, such as:

  • RBD
  • Marc Anthony & Alejandro Fernandez
Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc6WatN9q64 (Spanish)