#venezuela The José Encarnación Olympic Stadium “Pachencho” Romero is a sports venue located in the city of Maracaibo, capital of the state of Zulia, Venezuela. Opened on 17 August 1968, it is owned by FUNDAIDEM and has a capacity of 40,000 spectators. “El Pachencho” is a heritage that has a length of five hectares, which is equivalent to 50,000 square meters. It is home to the eight-lane athletics track, the football area and the velodrome. The building is considered as a national and cultural heritage of the state of Zulia under the IFA code 063045. The stadium does not currently receive matches from the Venezuelan national football team, due to structural problems presented by the stadium due to its remodeling for the Conmebol Libertadores Cup The Government of the State Zulia sent a letter to the Venezuelan Football Federation (known by its acronym FVF) to receive the National Team again in the enclosure. In the images you can see how the stadium was for the Copa America 2007 and how it is today.