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Polideportivo Cachamay

Estadio Cachamay
CTE Cachamay aerial view
Full name Estadio Cachamay
Former names Gino Scarigella
Location Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela
41,600 (seating only) [1]
Built 1988–1990
Opened 1990
Renovated 2007
Construction cost US$74.4 million
Mineros de Guayana
Minervén de Bolívar

The Estadio Cachamay is part of the Centro Total de Entretenimiento Cachamay (English: The Total Entertainment Center of Cachamay). It is a multipurpose stadium located on Avenida Guayana in Puerto Ordaz (Part of Ciudad Guayana) Bolivar State, Venezuela. The old stadium was opened in 1990 and subjected to an expansion, modernization and remodeling over the years 2006–2007, which involved the demolition of some parts and redesign of its structure to point to double its capacity before 2006, being one of the 9 host stadiums of the 2007 Copa América, when it reopened as Cachamay CTE. It is set in grounds with beautiful natural landscapes, surrounded by the mighty river Caroni and waterfalls Cachamay Park. The sports center is managed by the Cachamay Foundation, with home court advantage for soccer teams AC Mineros de Guayana and AC Minervén FC Bolivar. The CTE is known popularly as Cachamay Cachamay Stadium.


Seeing the need to build a place where sports could be practiced properly in the region, Corporación Venezolana de Guayana began in 1988 the construction of a sports center. The original name of the complex was Gino Scarigella, Named in memory of a referee of Italian descent who lost his life refereeing amateur football matches on the stadium's land years before it was built

It was officially opened in 1990 with a capacity of 14,000 spectators. It was nicknamed Sports Cachamay by the press in the early days of its foundation, due to its proximity to the Cachamay Park.

The stadium was chosen as of the venues for 2007 Copa América, which led to the necessity of expanding and remodeling the stadium. Because of this, the Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana handed over the stadium to the government of the State of Bolivar, through a loan of 25 years.

The company responsible for the remodeling of the Polideportivo Cachamay was the Mexican constructor ICA, responsible for having made more than 20 stadiums Mexico and Latin America, which includes the famous Estadio Azteca. The work was started in mid-April 2006, and consisted of the demolition of the old popular platform, installation of new platforms and boxes, rebuilding the main stand, administrative offices, press and backstage areas, green areas surrounding maintenance and building plazas, access and parking. The materials used for the reconstruction were reinforced concrete and metal structures. A vinyl-covered plastic canvas was used for the stadium's roof.

Despite the magnitude of the work, the original grass did not suffer any damages, it just received some enhancements to ensure quality.

After the extension and renovation work was finished, the stadium was inaugurated on June 22, 2007 under the name of Centro Total de Entretenimiento Cachamay (Cachamay Total Entertainment Center). The ceremony included an unprecedented show of fireworks, lights, presentations of artists, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Ciudad Guayana and bands alluding to the traditions, music and adjective of the Guyanese people. Next, the Bolivar State Government handed over the enclosure to the Cachamay Foundation, with the purpose of ensuring and guaranteeing the sustainability of the complex.

The first goal scored after its reopening was held on June 27, 2007, in a match between the football teams of Ecuador and Chile during the 2007 Copa América. The goal was scored by Ecuadorian midfielder Luis Antonio Valencia on the 16th minute of the first half.


By virtue of being one of the sub-headquarters of the Copa América 2007, The Venezuelan government, through the Governor of Bolivar State, Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana (CVG) and the National Sports Institute (IND), invested over 220 billion Bolivars for its expansion and renovation, becoming a leading sports scene level. Its sports facilities meet all international standards FIFA and CONMEBOL for football worldwide.


  • Total Capacity: 41,600 spectators.
  • Main Grandstand: 4,125 spectators, discriminated against in 3553 and 572 seats leather seats.
  • Tribuna Popular: 37,473 spectators, divided into 3 sections, Level A: 18,731 chairs, Level B and Level C seats 9523: 9219 respectively.
  • Authorities Stand: 448 people. It has leather seats, air conditioning, wireless Internet via WIFI, Toilets, meeting room and private elevator. It is located in the Main Grandstand.
  • General Boxes: 154 boxes, with capacities from 9 to 24 people, have preferential access and parking, seating, private bathrooms, wooden

floors, sound, air conditioning and panoramic windows sliding. They are located in central People's Tribune.


  • Circulation Cylinders: 2 circular blocks access of 10,703 m², with an elevator for 25 people. They serve to communicate the Main Grandstand with the rest of the stadium.
  • Ramps: 8 to ground floor level of 8 feet wide, with capacity for 15 people.
  • Stories: Orinoco, Ground floor level, the location of the commercial area; Caroni, Is accessed from the Tribune A; CauraProvides access to the area of General Boxes located in the middle sector and Paragua, With which it enters the upper section of the stadium bleachers B and C. The names of the levels of the stadium are in honor of the largest rivers in the state of Bolivar.
  • Parking: 5 parks covering an area of 186,233 m², with capacity for approximately 5,000 vehicles. Parking A is for media use, the parking lots B, C, D and E are intended for use by the general public.

Sports facilities

The sports center has a main field of 105 x 70 m, and an alternating field called Cachamaicito 80×45 m. The main engram is bordered by a track Athletic vulcanized rubber synthetic 8 lane, with the support of the IAAF for high-level international competitions.[4] Additionally, it has indoor areas for warming up the players, an indoor gymnasium and tennis to practice volleyball, basketball and Softball.

Overview of the People's Tribune Technology

The stadium has a surround sound system and security that encompasses all facilities, and a lighting system type Sand 200 210 lampsW intensity each, still above the requirements of FIFA for international matches nightly broadcasts. In the north and southeast of the People's Court are located

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