A peek at Costa Rica's new national stadium

A peek at Costa Rica's new national stadium

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A peek at Costa Rica's new national stadium

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The U.S. national team and its fans are well aware of the cauldron that is Estadio Saprissa, Costa Rica's former national soccer stadium and a location the U.S. national team never did win a match in.

The next time the United States plays Costa Rica, it will face the Ticos at a brand-new multi-million dollar facility set for completion in March of 2011. Located in the Western San Jose suburb of La Sabana, the 35,000-seat Estadio Nacional is promising to be one of the best stadiums in the CONCACAF region, and while it won't have the intimidation factor of Estadio Saprissa, Costa Rican fans aren't likely to complain about the beautiful new building.

Here is a closer look at the stadium, which is well on its way to being completed (the full report is in Spanish, but the images in the beginning of the piece provide a great look):

You can find more info on the new stadium here.

Getting a little stadium envy? Excited at the prospect of visiting the new stadium one day? Hoping Costa Rica invites the United States to open the venue next year?

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