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Olímpico de Sevilla
La Cartuja
Estadio Olímpico de La Cartuja, Sevilla.jpg UEFA Elite Stadium
Location Seville, Spain
Broke ground 1997
Opened 5 May 1999
Operator Sociedad Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla S.A.
Surface Grass
Construction cost 120 million euros
Architect Antonio Cruz Villalón
Antonio Ortiz García
Capacity
60,000
Field dimensions
105 x 68 m
Tenants
Spanish national football team (some games)

Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla or Estadio Olímpico de la Cartuja is a multi-purpose stadium situated in Seville, Spain. 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 FC and FC 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 FC each use their own stadia. However, both teams have expressed their intention to move temporarily while both teams enlarge Manuel Ruiz de Lopera and Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, respectively.

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 CF on 31 March 2007 also took place here following a temporary ban from the Manuel Ruiz de Lopera.

Concerts

On September 16, 2008, American pop singer Madonna played a concert in front of 47,000 spectators as part of her Sticky & Sweet Tour.

On July 28, 2009, rock singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen and his E-Street Band played a concert as part of the Spanish Leg of the Working On A Dream Tour.

U2 are scheduled to play a concert as a part of their 360° Tour on September 29, 2010.

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Preceded by
Olympic Stadium
Athens
IAAF World Championships in Athletics
Venue

1999
Succeeded by
Commonwealth Stadium
Edmonton
Preceded by
Feijenoord Stadion
Rotterdam
UEFA Cup
Final Venue

2003
Succeeded by
Ullevi
Gothenburg
Preceded by
Rod Laver Arena
Melbourne
Davis Cup
Final Venue

2004
Succeeded by
Sibamac Arena
Bratislava

Coordinates: 37°25′2.05″N 6°0′16.43″W / 37.4172361°N 6.0045639°W / 37.4172361; -6.0045639

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