Estadio Garcilaso, Football at the foot of Machu Picchu

Estadio Garcilaso, Football at the foot of Machu Picchu
Image from a drone of the Inca Garcilaso de la Vega Stadium. PHOTO: Captura Youtube

Hanging by the Football It amounts to 3.367 meters above sea level to talk about Estadio Garcilaso in the Peruvian city of Cusco, Peruvian constitution declared as the historical capital of the country.

Cusco was formerly the capital of the Inca Empire and one of the most important cities of 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.

Garcilaso de la Vega Stadium

The stadium was inaugurated in 1950 con un aforo de 22.000 spectators but it was expanded in 2003 due to the dispute in the Andean country of America's Cup in 2004 increasing its capacity to 45.056 current viewers. He Inca Garcilaso de la Vega stadium is the house of the Royal Atlético Garcilaso Civil Association y del Cienciano Sports Club

One of the tallest stadiums in the world

Playing at altitude of Cusco is an ordeal for visitors, especialmente en la Libertadore Cups where the teams are not used to playing in those conditions. Not in vain, he Inca Garcilaso de la Vega is one of the tallest football stadiums in the world being located almost 4000 metros.

The enclosure, owned by the Peruvian Institute of Sport, It has hosted late Peruvian League and Cup, Copa America matches, of Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudámericana, but no houses encounters selecting Peru, reserved for the Estadio Nacional de Lima despite the fact that the Inca Stadium has the best natural grass in Peru.

Juanvi Safont

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