Estadio Azteca

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Estadio Azteca
Aztec Stadium
El Coloso de Santa Úrsula
Outside part of the stadium
LocationMexico City, Mexico
Broke ground1961
Opened29 May 1966
OperatorClub América
Construction costMXN$ 260 million
ArchitectPedro Ramírez Vázquez
Rafael Mijares Alcérreca
Executive Suites856
Record attendanceFootball: 119,853 (Mexico-Brazil, 7 July 1968)[1]
Boxing: 132,247 (Julio César Chávez vs Greg Haugen, 20 February 1993)[2]
Field dimensions105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
TenantsMexico national football team (1966–present)
América (Liga MX) (1966–present)
Necaxa (1966–70 and 1982–2003)
Atlante (1966–82, 1996–2001 and 2004–2007)
Universidad Nacional (1967–1969)
Atlético Español (1970–1982)
Cruz Azul (1971–1996)
American Bowl (1994, 1997–1998, and 2000–2001)
NFL International Series (2005)

The Estadio Azteca (Spanish pronunciation: [esˈtaðjo asˈteka]) is a football stadium in Mexico City, Mexico. Club América and the Mexico national football team play in this stadium.

This stadium can hold 87,000 people. It is the largest stadium in Mexico. It used to hold 105,000 people, and at that time it was the former largest football-specific stadium in the world.[3]

In 2005, the stadium hosted the first NFL game played outside the US.

References[change | change source]

  1. "El Monumental le gana a la Bombonera como estadio más emblemático". 12 April 2013. Archived from the original on 27 June 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
  2. "StadiumDB: Estadio Azteca". Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  3. "The 10 Largest Football Stadiums In The World". Soccerlens. Retrieved 24 November 2009.