Club: Barcelona SC | Opening: 1988 | Capacity: 59,283 seats
History and description
Estadio Monumental, officially called Estadio Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo, was built between 1986 and 1988 and replaced Barcelona’s old ground Estadio Modelo Guayaquil.
The stadium officially opened on 29 May 1988 with a four-team tournament of Barcelona, Emelec, the Spanish Barcelona, and Peñarol.
Estadio Monumental could initially hold 50,000 spectators, but was expanded to its current capacity in 1994.
The stadium was one of the playing venues of the 1993 Copa America and hosted, among others, the final.
In 2007, Barcelona reached a naming rights deal with a local bank resulting in the name change to Estadio Monumental Banco Pichincha.
How to get to Estadio Monumental
Estadio Monumental is located in the Bellavista area in the west of Guayaquil. It lies about 4 kilometres from the principal 9 de Octubre avenue in Guayaquil’s city centre, and a kilometre more from the Malecon boulevard on the river bank.
Guayaquil’s central bus terminal is located further away, in the north near the airport at about 9 kilometres from the stadium.
Address: Avenida Barcelona Sporting Club, Guayaquil
Barcelona SC Tickets
Tickets for Barcelona matches can be bought at the ticket windows of Estadio Monumental, at the Pollos a la Brasa club restaurant at Sucre 609 (w/ Boyacá) in the city centre, at the club stand at the Mall del Sol shopping centre in the north of the city near the airport, or at the club stand at the Malecon in the city centre.
Tickets are generally also available at the ticket windows of the stadium on the day of the match.
Tickets prices depend on the opponent. They typically range in price between US$ 5.00 and US$ 15.00, but can be cheaper, or increased to up to US$ 20.00 for high-profile matches.