Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo

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Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo

Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo is a multi-purpose stadium, in Santiago, Chile. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Club Deportivo Universidad Católica. The stadium holds 16,000 people and was built in 1988.

At the club's beginning, all sports were on Santa Rosa de las Condes Stadium, which is a big sport centre that is going to be demolished and transported to San Carlos. The club president of the time Manuel Vélez Samaniego decided to open this sports complex.

By 1945, the club played as the home team at the Independencia Stadium which was demolished because of the financial problems of the club, and started to play at Unión Española Stadium, the Santa Laura. In 1980, the idea of a new stadium comes out, the stadium was opened on September 4, 1988, the football stadium was not the whole complex, the stadium had also rugby, athletics and some other sport fields.

The highest attendance for a match at San Carlos de Apoquindo to date is 20,936, for a 0-0 tie between Universidad Catolica and Cobreloa on November 1, 1992.


The stadium has hosted concerts by famous artists, spanning many different genres.

Video clips & music

Part of Pearl Jam's "World Wide Suicide" clip was filmed in the dresser rooms of the stadium.

Roxette's hit "It Must Have Been Love" (Live In San Carlos de Apoquindo) was included in their Tourism album (1992). In the booklet it reads: Vocals: Marie Fredriksson / Backing Vocals: 45.000 Chilean fans. Coordinates: 33°23′45.40″S 70°30′02.36″W / 33.395944°S 70.5006556°W / -33.395944; -70.5006556