After two years of construction this panoramic photo was taken in Febrary 2011 one month before the Opening Ceremony of Costa Rica's New National Stadium donated by China's government as a gift to the people of Costa Rica. Total construction area is 55.000 square meters and the capacity is 35,062 seated fans. The inaugural ceremony was celebrated on the night of saturday, March 26, 2011. National and international sports activities and entertainment will go on through April 3, 2011. The first match was a friendly game played on the inauguration night by the Costa Rican National Team against the National Team of China, the match ended 2-2, with Álvaro Saborío scoring the first goal ever in the stadium. In March 29, in front of 35,000 persons, the second soccer match in the Stadium was celebrated between the Costa Rica team and Argentina (final 0-0). A concert by Shakira is expected to end the inaugural week.