Estadio Palogrande

Key facts

Club: Once Caldas | Opening: 1994 | Capacity: 35,848 seats

History and description

Estadio Palogrande got built to provide Once Caldas with a larger and more modern home in the place of their old Estadio Fernando Londoño.

Estadio Palogrande officially opened on the 30th of July 1994 with a friendly match between Once Caldas and Cruzeiro (2-5).

The stadium got equipped with a roof in 1996 and received further refurbishments in 2010 in preparation of the U-20 World Cup that was hosted by Colombia. The installation of seats over the whole stadium led to a reduction in capacity from an initial 42,000 to just under 36,000 seats.

Getting there

Estadio Palogrande is located in the well-off east of the city of Manizales.

The stadium lies a few blocks off the Avenida Santander, one of the city’s principal avenues and is not far away from the Parque Los Yarumos eco-park.

Manizales’ city centre lies 3 to 4 kilometres toward the west. One can take a taxi to get to the stadium, or inquire locally about bus connections.

The central bus terminal of Manizales lies about 2.5 kilometres south-west of the stadium.

Address: Cra 25 # 64 – 00, Manizales


Tickets for Once Caldas games can be bought through the Su Suerte sales outlets, of which there are various in Manizales.

Ticket prices typically range from COP 6,000 for a seat behind the goal to COP 50,000 for one of the better seats at the main stand.


Relevant Internet links – Official website of Once Caldas. – Manizales tourism information.