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Olímpico (Caracas) (VIP 328)


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Caracas, Venezuela

Estadio Olimpico de la UCV is a multi-purpose stadium in Caracas, Venezuela. It is a multipurpose stadium with running track used primarily for the practice of football, athletics and rugby, which is part of the Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas and as such named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the most important stadiums of Venezuela and one of the oldest in the country. Anecdotally, the Venezuela national football team has not played at this stadium as of September 3, 2003. It is the home stadium for the Caracas football teams Deportivo Italia and Caracas FC. The stadium is one of the many sports complexes in the Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas. This university campus designed by Carlos Raúl Villanueva was built between 1940 and 1960. It is an outstanding example of modern architecture. The campus integrates a number of buildings and functions into a cohesive ensemble, and includes such masterpieces as the Aula Magna with the "Clouds" by Alexander Calder, the Estadio Olimpico, and the Covered Plaza.

The stadium had a capacity of 30,000 spectators and is now used as headquarters for some of the matches of the football team from Venezuela, as well as for the clubs home stadium of FC Caracas and Deportivo Italia. In this field also play at youth level of the Central University of Venezuela and practices of rugby, among others. Because of the Copa America 2007, it underwent a remodel with an investment of 40 billion Bolivars. Its capacity fell to 24,900 for the installation of seats in the entire structure.

Unused 4" x 6" continental size chrome postcard.

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