- Address: Alajuela
- Country: Costa Rica
- Capacity: 17,000
- Opened: 18 January 1942
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Alajuelense (football)
Extra stadium info – Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto
The stadium is named after a former player of Alajuelense who scored several goals for the national football team of Costa Rica. Alejandro Morera Soto, who was born in Alajuela, started his senior football career with Liga Deportiva Alajuelense. In the 1930s, he moved to Europe. Alejandro Morera Soto played for Espanyol from Spain before he signed with the world famous Spanish side FC Barcelona. He left FC Barcelona in 1935 for Hércules from Spain. Later, Alejandro Morera Soto played two domestic league games for the French side HAC before he returned to Alajuelense.
The stadium hosted its first-ever FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup game on 16 March 2014. The United Mexican States, commonly known as Mexico, won the world championship match after defeating Colombia. On 10 August 2022, the venue hosted its first-ever FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup game. Colombia won the match after scoring one goal against Germany.
Liga Deportiva Alajuelense
Alajuelense, one of the major sports clubs from Costa Rica, was founded in 1919. In 1928, they were crowned football champions of Costa Rica for the first time in their history. Liga Deportiva Alajuelense became the third club from Costa Rica with 20 top-flight football league titles. In 1986, they were crowned North American football champions for the first time in their history after winning a two-legged final. Both legs took place at the Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto.
Alajuelense versus Deportivo Saprissa
In 2004, Alajuelense were crowned football champions of North America for the second time in their history. They won the title after beating rivals Deportivo Saprissa in a two-legged final. The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw. The second leg took place at the Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto. Alajuelense won the second leg 4-0 in front of 13,000 fans.