Estadio Garcilaso, Football at the foot of Machu Picchu

Estadio Garcilaso, Football at the foot of Machu Picchu

Hanging by the Football totals 3.367 meters above sea level to discuss the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega Stadium, house Real Atletico Garcilaso Civil Association and Club Sportivo Cienciano in the Peruvian city of Cusco, Peruvian constitution declared as the historical capital of the country.

Cusco was once the capital of the Inca Empire and one of the most important cities in the Viceroyalty of Peru. World Heritage Site in 1983 by Unesco, usually it called, due to the large number of monuments that has, as the “Rome of America”. Is the gateway to one of the wonders of the world, Machu Picchu.

Mockup will be remodeled as Garcilaso Stadium. Photo: Peru.com
Mockup will be remodeled as Garcilaso Stadium. Photo: Peru.com

The stadium was opened in 1950 with a capacity of 22.000 spectators but was extended in 2003 on the occasion of the dispute in the Andean country in Copa America 2004 increasing its capacity to 45.056 current viewers. Currently it is remodeled again with the intention to adjust to a capacity 43.000 people, however, we found problems in the structure and is considering demolishing the works.

Playing at altitude of Cusco is an ordeal for visitors, especially in Copa Libertadores where teams are not used to playing in those conditions. The stadium, owned by the Peruvian Institute of Sport, It has hosted late Peruvian League and Cup, Copa America matches, Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana, but no houses encounters selecting Peru, Reserved for the National Stadium in Lima despite the Estadio Inca has the best natural grass in Peru.

Spectacular image of the stadium Garcilaso. Source: Cusconoticias.pe
Spectacular image of the stadium Garcilaso. Source: Cusconoticias.pe

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