Estadio Azteca

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Estadio Azteca
Alejandra Carbajal

Originally designed to host the ninth Soccer World Cup, the Mundial México 70, it’s now become one of the city’s most important venues for concerts, given its capacity – 105,000 in bleachers – and many more who fit on the field.

The work was designed by Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and Rafael Mijares and was developed between 1962-1966. It’s an emblematic place in the city and a venue that has attracted celebrities of all caliber for their performances.

It’s also been called the Coloso de Santa Úrsula, a name it earned following a contest before its inauguration in 1966. In 1997, it was re-baptized as Estadio Roberto Cañedo, though it’s known by all as Estadio Azteca.

Outside you can find the Sol Rojo sculpture by Alexander Calder, which was created for the 1968 Olympic Games.

During soccer season, the venue hosts dignified football games where its devoted fans exclaim “I know Mexico City.”

By: Time Out México editores

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Venue name: Estadio Azteca
Contact:
Address: Calzada de Tlalpan 3465
Santa Úrsula Coapa
Mexico City
04650
Transport: Tren ligero Estadio Azteca
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