Estadio Monumental Virgen de Chapi


FBC Melgar

  • Games FBC Melgar
  • Copa America 2004

The Estadio Monumental de la UNSA is a stadium in the Peruvian city of Arequipa. It can accommodate 40 217 spectators and serves the FBC Melgar club as homestead.

The Estadio Monumental de la UNSA was built in the years 1991 to 1993. After it was opened in 1993, it is only once the National University of St Augustin of Arequipa as a stadium for competitions. Only in 1995 was the first professional football game at the Estadio Monumental de la UNSA, named incidentally after the nearby university instead. Here were the future tenants of the stadium, the club FBC Melgar and Alianza Lima, opposite. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. Two years later, the stadium was the venue for the Bolivarian Games in 1997.

Anno 2003 housed the Estadio Monumental de la UNSA the final of the Copa Sudamericana, the second most important continental competition in South America after the Copa Libertadores. In the finale of Arequipa sat Club Sportivo Cienciano from Cusco 1-0 against CA River Plate from Argentina through after the first leg in Buenos Aires had gone with 3:3 end. The match took place only here because the home stadium of Cienciano, the Estadio Garcilaso de la Vega, has just been renovated. A year later, the Estadio Monumental de la UNSA was one of the venues for the Copa América, the host was able to secure Peru. The tournament five games in Arequipa took place. For the Copa América, the seating capacity of the stadium was increased to 60,000 in order to meet the huge rush of justice. After the end of the tournament, the capacity was again reduced to the 40 217 seats in force today.