Estadio Azteca

STADIUM INFO
Official Stadium Name Estadio Azteca
Former Names Estadio Guillermo Cañedo (1997-2007)
Alternative Names Coloso de Santa Ursula
Inauguration Date 29/05/1966
Opening Game Club América 2-2 Torino
Opening Game Date 29/05/1966
Attendance Record 119863
Record Match Mexico 2-2 Brazil
Record Date 07/07/1968
Renovations 1986, 1999, 2013
Design Pedro Ramírez Vázquez
Rafael Mijares Alzérrega
Cost MXN$260 million
Owner Grupo Televisa
Operator Club América
Tenants Club America (1966-present)
Cruz Azul (2018-present)
Atlante (2004-2007)
Necaxa (1982-2003)
Atlante (1996-2001)
Cruz Azul (1971-1996)
Atlético Español (1971-1982)
Atlante (1966-1982)
Necaxa (1966-1971)
UNAM (1967-1969)
League
Liga MX
Capacity 81070 seats
Pitch Dimension 105x68 meters
Surface Kikuyu Grass

LOCATION AND CONTACTS
Continent North America
Nations
City Mexico City
Address Calz. de Tlalpan 3465, Sta. Úrsula Coapa, Coyoacán, 04650 Ciudad de México
Coordinates 19°18'6" N - 99°09'1" W
Telephone +52 55 5487 3100
Website Official Website
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IN-GAME DETAILS
Category Real
Weather
Shadows Moderate
FUT Quality Gold Rare
Default Time 19:00
Camera Height 17
Camera Zoom 9
Customization Tifos
Stadium Themes
Home FIFA Clubs Club América
Cruz Azul
FIFA Editions FIFA 07 | FIFA 08 | FIFA 09 | FIFA 10 | FIFA 11 | FIFA 12 | FIFA 13 | FIFA 14 | FIFA 15 | FIFA 16 | FIFA 17 | FIFA 18 | FIFA 19 | FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22 | FIFA 98

STADIUM HISTORY

Construction on site in the suburban Santa Ursula area started in August 1962 with explosives preparing the rocky ground for future bowl (the pitch is 9,5m below ground level). Initial capacity was at over 107,000 people, but over time has decreased

National stadium of Mexico, despite shorter history than many other iconic stadiums, has an immense portfolio for large scale events. Two World Cups and their finals (1970, 1986) and other tournaments: Summer Olympics (1968), Panamerican Games (1975), FIFA Confederations Cup, Gold Cup, Copa Libertadores and hundreds of Mexican football games. Over the years a total of 6 clubs took tenancy of the ground with only the Club América remaining here permanently since 1966.

Apart from sporting events huge concerts were also hosted by Azteca, with the 5-night series by Michael Jackson in 1993 that brought a total of 550,000 people to the stadium. Other performers managed to fill it over the years, as did pope John Paul II in 1999.

Interestingly, the stadium is neither public property, nor is it operated by a sports association. The owner is Televisa media group, one that changed its official name in 1997 to honour its deceased president. However there was a second reason – Estadio Azteca was similar to TV Azteca, Televisa’s competition. So the name change was widely protested and the owner returned to the ‘proper’ naming after a decade.

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