Estadio Azteca

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Estadio Azteca
Aztec Stadium
El Coloso de Santa Úrsula
Outside part of the stadium
Location Mexico City, Mexico
Broke ground 1961
Opened 29 May 1966
Renovated 1985
Owner Televisa
Operator Club América
Surface Grass
Construction cost MXN$ 260 million
Architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez
Rafael Mijares Alcérreca
Capacity 87,000
Executive Suites 856
Record attendance Football: 119,853 (Mexico-Brazil, 7 July 1968)[1]
Boxing: 132,247 (Julio César Chávez vs Greg Haugen, 20 February 1993)[2]
Field dimensions 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Tenants Mexico 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.

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