From the magnificent Estadio Olímpico Universitario to the worldwidely famous Estadio Azteca , Mexico is home to some of the world’s biggest and best football stadiums. Let’s take a look at some of the most favorite stadiums in Mexico.
Estadio Azteca, El Tri
The official stadium for the Mexican national team, Estadio Azteca holds a whopping 87,000 spectators. The place is a fortress – with Mexico’s arch-rivals the United States only snagging a single victory out of nearly thirty appearances. The venue famously hosted Maradona’s “Hand of God” goal against England at the 1986 World Cup. Club Cruz Azul plays its homes games the arena.
Estadio Olímpico Universitario, Pumas
In what is Mexico City’s second largest stadium, the Estadio Olímpico Universitario holds 72,000 seats and is home ground to Pumas. The 1952 arena is an architectural masterpiece with murals by Diego Rivera on the east of the system. The stadium hosted the Summer Olympics in 1968.
Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
With space for 55,000 spectators, Estadio Jalisco is the third largest stadium in Mexico after the Azteca and Estadio Olímpico Universitario. 102-year old club side Guadalajara plays its home games at the venue.
Estadio BBVA Bancomer
Estadio BBVA Bancomer, Monterrey’s 51,000 capacity stadium, is the fourth largest stadium in Mexico. Opened in 2015, it is known for its modern facilities and electric atmospheres. Spectators can also view the magnificent Cera de la Silla mountain from the inside the stadium.
Estadio Chivas, Club Deportivo Guadalajara
Opening its doors in 2004 with a 46,432 capacity, Estadio Chivas is the main ground for Club Deportivo Guadalajara (Chivas). Shaped like a UFO, the hill-like shape leading up to the stadium features as part of the scenery with grass awnings that surround it.
Estadio Nemesio Díez, Deportivo Toluca Fútbol Club
Opened in 1954, Estadio Nemesio Díez is one of the oldest stadiums in Mexico. In addition to hosting two World Cups at 35,000 seats, Deportivo Toluca Fútbol Club calls it its home.