- Address: Avenida Barcelona Sporting Club, Guayaquil
- Country: Ecuador
- Capacity: 57,000
- Opened: 27 December 1987
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Barcelona SC (football)
Extra stadium info – Estadio Monumental Banco Pichincha
The stadium, which is named after an Ecuadorian private bank, is also known as El Coloso del Salado. It opened with a football match which was won by Barcelona SC after defeating the Spanish side FC Barcelona 1-0. Edson Arantes do Nascimento, commonly known as Pelé, attended the opening match. He was named Athlete of the Century by the IOC. Pelé played for the Brazilian side Santos FC and the New York Cosmos from the United States. In 1958, he scored twice in the first-ever FIFA World Cup final won by the national football team of Brazil.
Barcelona Sporting Club
Barcelona Sporting Club use the venue named Estadio Monumental Banco Pichincha for home games. The club was founded in 1925 by Eutimio Pérez, who named the club after his former home city in Spain. In 1960, they were crowned football champions of Ecuador for the first time in their history. In 1989, Barcelona SC became the first football club from Ecuador with 10 domestic top-flight league titles.
The South American championship for football clubs
Barcelona Sporting Club played their first-ever final of the Copa Libertadores, the South American championship for football clubs, in 1990. It was a two-legged final against Club Olimpia from Paraguay. Barcelona SC, the first sports club from Ecuador with 1 million followers on its main social media page, lost the two-legged final. They lost the first leg and the second leg ended in a 1-1 draw. Club Olimpia won the South American championship for football clubs in 1979 for the first time in their history after beating the Boca Juniors from the Argentine Republic. They won their second South American championship title after defeating Barcelona SC.