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Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla or Estadio Olímpico de la Cartuja is a multi-purpose stadium situated in Seville, Spain. It is commonly referred to as simply 'la Cartuja'. It was completed in 1999 for the World Championships in Athletics and seats 57,619 people. It was the venue for the 2003 UEFA Cup Final between Celtic and Porto.
The stadium was one of those included in the Seville bid for the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. After the failure of the last bid, the stadium remained unused by either of Seville's major football teams as both Real Betis and Sevilla each use their own stadia. However, both teams have expressed their intention to move temporarily while their respective home grounds are renovated.
The Spanish national football team sometimes use the stadium for home games, and the stadium has previously hosted the final of the Copa del Rey. Real Betis home game against Villarreal on 31 March 2007 also took place here following a temporary ban from the Manuel Ruiz de Lopera.Notable events
On 9 Octuber 1999, Mexican pop singer Luis Miguel, performed a concert at the Stadium in front of 35,000 spectators, during his Amarte Es Un Placer Tour.
On 16 September 2008, American pop singer Madonna played a concert, in front of 47,712 spectators, during her Sticky & Sweet Tour.
On 30 September 2010, Irish group U2, with Interpol, performed a concert at the Stadium, included in their 360° Tour in front of 76,000 spectators, making it the largest audience ever held in Sevilla for a concert, as well as in Andalucia and one of the largest selling concerts in Europe during year 2010.