SANTIAGO, Chile – With less than two months to go before Team USA ventures to Santiago, Chile for the 2023 Pan American Games, get to know the competition venue.
Many of the events, including field hockey, will be played at the National Stadium Sports Park (also known as Parque Deportivo Estadio Nacional) located in the Ñuñoa area which is about 3 miles south-east from the center of Santiago. This historic sports center underwent a large-scale remodeling and renovation, including the improvement of infrastructure and adding accessibility, and is now a multidisciplinary complex with 12 facilities that will house 20 sports during the Games. Part of the restructuring included the construction of the first public field hockey pitches at the Field Hockey Training and Competition Centre.
The field hockey events themselves will take place at the Field Hockey Sports Center (Centro Deportivo de Hockey Césped.) Inaugurated in March 2022, the complex features two International Hockey Federation (FIH) certified fields of the highest level and professional lighting that cost slightly more than $8 million to build. The center is equipped with a watering system, substitution benches, technical official cabins, video tower, and an electronic scoreboard.
Just a few of the other sports that will take place at a facility housed in the National Stadium Sports Park will be track & field, fencing, tennis, and skateboarding.