- Address: Guatemala City
- Country: Guatemala
- Capacity: 26,000
- Opened: 25 February 1950
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Comunicaciones (football)
Extra stadium info – Estadio Nacional Doroteo Guamuch Flores
The Estadio Nacional Doroteo Guamuch Flores became the largest sports venue by capacity in Guatemala. It is named after a former long-distance runner who was born in Guatemala in 1922. The stadium is used for several events, like athletics, concerts, football and rugby union. A disaster took place at the venue in 1998, when a stampede led to 83 deaths. The FIFA World Cup qualifier between Guatemala and Costa Rica was suspended after the stampede. Álvaro Enrique Arzú Irigoyen, a former president of Guatemala, suspended the FIFA World Cup qualifier. A stadium ban followed after the disaster.
The national football team of Guatemala
The Estadio Nacional Doroteo Guamuch Flores is used by the national football team of Guatemala. In 1967, they were crowned football champions of North America for the first time in their history. In 1967, the North American championship for national football teams took place in the Honduran city of Tegucigalpa. That year, Manuel Lisandro Recinos Cruz scored the most goals for Guatemala in the North American championship for national football teams.
Comunicaciones FC, also known as Los Cremas, use the Estadio Nacional Doroteo Guamuch Flores for home matches. The club was founded in 1949. Comunicaciones won the top-flight football league of Guatemala various times. In 1956, they were crowned football champions of Guatemala for the first time in their history. Comunicaciones FC won 12 of their 18 domestic league games during that football season. Three of those 18 games ended in a draw.
The North American championship for football clubs
Los Cremas reached the final of the North American championship for football clubs in 1962 for the first time in their history. It was the first-ever edition of the competition. Comunicaciones lost the two-legged final against CD Guadalajara from the United Mexican States, commonly known as Mexico. CD Guadalajara won both legs. In 1969, Comunicaciones faced the Mexican side Cruz Azul in their second continental championship final. The first leg of the two-legged final ended in a goalless draw. Cruz Azul won the second leg 1-0.