- Address: Avenida Prolongación, Lima
- Country: Peru
- Capacity: 80,000
- Opened: 2 July 2000
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Universitario de Deportes (football)
Extra stadium info – Estadio Monumental
The construction of the stadium, nicknamed Coloso de Ate, started in 1991. The Estadio Monumental is used for several events, like concerts, football and religious events. It opened in 2000 as the largest venue by capacity in Peru. The inaugural match was played between Universitario de Deportes and Sporting Cristal, two of the major football clubs from Peru.
The national football team of Peru
The national football team of Peru played numerous matches at the stadium. They played their first match at the Estadio Monumental on 2 June 2001. Peru lost the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ecuador. In 1930, the national football team of Peru performed in the FIFA World Cup. It was the first edition of the world championship for national football teams. Peru lost their first-ever FIFA World Cup match against Romania. A few days later, they lost their second FIFA World Cup game against Uruguay. The match took place in Uruguay in front of 57,000 spectators. The national football team of Uruguay won the tournament.
Universitario de Deportes and Alianza Lima
Club Universitario de Deportes use the stadium for home games. The club was founded in 1924. In 1972, they played their first-ever final of the Copa Libertadores, the South American championship for football clubs. The Argentine side Independiente won the tournament that year. In 1990, Club Universitario de Deportes became the first Peruvian football club with 20 top-flight league titles. Rivals Alianza Lima became the second Peruvian football club with 20 top division titles. Alianza Lima and Universitario de Deportes became the first sports clubs from Peru with 1 million followers on their main social media page.