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

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.

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Relevant Internet links

Oncecaldas.com.co – Official website of Once Caldas.
Culturayturismomanizales.gov.co – Manizales tourism information.