Abstract:Colleges and universities San Pedro Sula is home to many colleges and Universities. It is the home of the first private university in the Country, the Universidad de San Pedro Sula (USPS). Due its influence in the industrial and commercial sectors of the Honduras, San Pedro Sula has been many h...
Colleges and universities
San Pedro Sula is home to many colleges and Universities. It is the home of the first private university in the Country, the Universidad de San Pedro Sula (USPS).
Due its influence in the industrial and commercial sectors of the Honduras, San Pedro Sula has been many higher education institutions that attract students from all over the country. Many people have migrated to the city to take advantage of the educational opportunities present in the city.
Primary and secondary schools
There are many public and private schools in the city. The number of schools offering bilingual education has been in constant increase for the past several decades.
San Pedro Sula is the city with the most Bilingual Schools in Central America. For a full list of school go to List of Primary and Secondary schools in San Pedro Sula
San Pedro Sula is home to many sporting teams and events. In 1997, it became the first, and only to date, non capital city to host the Central American Games. The games, even though full of scandals, left the city with a modern sporting infrastructure. The Villa Olimpica is a multi-sporting complex that has facilities for most Olympic style games including soccer, boxing, swimming, baseball, cycling and multipurpose gymnasiums.
San Pedro Sula is the only city in the country to be home to two soccer stadiums. The Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano is located in the Villa Olimpica and is the largest in the country with a capacity of 42,000. The Estadio Francisco Morazan is located in the center of the city and holds 23,000 people. The stadiums are home to San Pedro Sula's most popular professional soccer teams Marathon and Real Espana. Because of the stadiums, training facilities, and an almost religious supporting fan base, San Pedro Sula has become the home for the Honduras national football team.
Club Deportivo Marathon, as it is officially known, is more commonly known as just Marathon. It was founded on 25 November 1925 in San Pedro Sula by Eloy Montes and a group of his friends. The team's colors are red, white and green. It is the oldest team in the city. Team was a founding member of the Liga Nacional (Honduras's top soccer league). It plays its home games in the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano.