- Address: Quito
- Country: Ecuador
- Capacity: 35,000
- Opened: 25 November 1951
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Deportivo Quito (football), El Nacional (football)
Extra stadium info – Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa
The construction of the stadium, which is also sometimes used for athletics, started in 1948. It is named after the last emperor of the Incas, who ruled before the Spanish conquest. The national football team of Ecuador played numerous home matches at the venue. They defeated the national football team Brazil multiple times at the Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa. The national football team of Brazil became the first team with five FIFA World Cup titles.
The 2002 FIFA World Cup
The national football team of Ecuador played their first-ever FIFA World Cup game against the Italian Republic on 3 June 2002. The match took place in front of 31,000 spectators in the Japanese city of Sapporo. The game ended in a 2-0 victory for the Italians. Christian Vieri scored both goals for the national football team of the Italian Republic. A few days later, Agustín Javier Delgado Chalá scored the first FIFA World Cup goal for Ecuador. He scored the goal against the United Mexican States. The national football team of Ecuador won their first FIFA World Cup game after defeating Croatia. Ecuador finished below the United Mexican States, the Italian Republic and Croatia in the group stage of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Sociedad Deportivo Quito and Club Deportivo El Nacional
Sociedad Deportivo Quito and Club Deportivo El Nacional both use the Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa for home games. Deportivo Quito was founded in 1940. El Nacional was founded in 1964. Both clubs were crowned Ecuadorian football champions several times. Sociedad Deportivo Quito were crowned Ecuadorian football champions in 1964 for the first time in their history. Three years later, Club Deportivo El Nacional were crowned football champions of Ecuador for the first time in their history.