Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez, Barranquilla

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#2 of 7 in Outdoors in Atlantico Department
Soccer fans and those interested in sporting architecture should check out Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez, the multi-purpose stadium of Atletico Junior and Colombia's national soccer team. Built with a capacity of just under 50,000 in time for Colombia's bid to host the 1986 World Cup, the stadium has since accommodated national concerts and various soccer events. The day-to-day here now includes fully guided tours of the museum and the stadium itself. If your visit coincides with a match, tickets are generally available at the door so don't worry too much about booking ahead. Make Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez a part of your Barranquilla vacation plans using our Barranquilla travel itinerary planner.
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  • July 31, 2017
    In any place of Colombia feels football fever as it is lived in Barranquilla. Love for the junior and the selection is really contagious and that is reflected in the best way at the Metropolitan Stadium. Really is a unique experience that you will want a thousand times to the city. The atmosphere is quite healthy, ideal to go with your family or friends. Inside the Stadium this permitted the sale of beer, so not should preocuprte by the high temperatures, just for fun, and let yourself be infected by joy. Recommended that you arrive at the stadium is in transmetro, although if you prefer you can take your particular vehicle and make use of the parking or take a taxi (always remember that no taximeter is used in Barranquilla and the rate is negotiated previously, don't forget to ask for discount).
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  • July 9, 2017
    The Metro is one of the largest and most important of Colombia stadiums. It is well maintained, the bad thing is that it is located in a very unsafe city sector. If you see a selection match, better arrive and exit at taxi.
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  • April 16, 2017
    Hello all, I would like to refer to the experience of someone who frequently go to Metropolitan Stadium to see the selection, if advisable to carry my 5 years small grandstands North/South for the match against Brazil, since we traveled from another city. Many thanks
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  • February 19, 2017
    The great El Flaco Melendez was the most powerful player in the world, El Flaco was known to able to kick goals half field! That's almost the 50 yard line in american football. The founders, The Melendez Family have always had the most powerful legs in the Soccer/futbal world and anyone that has seen them would admire the power of them. This is how this stadium earned its name and also was one of the major founders of Junior soccer team, raising Barranquilla in a positive light to becoming one of the most noticeable cities (besides Bogota) in the world to Visit.
  • July 29, 2017
    Such an amazing stadium, best one in Colombia...
  • April 2, 2017
    Massive venue. Surroundings are not quite safe so keep your eyes on your belongings at all times.
  • May 1, 2017
    The best football pitch in America
  • November 20, 2016
    While you seated is great, it has nasty WC and its surroundings are the worst experience ever. Watch out outside for your belongings!

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