El Estadio Azteca (The Aztec Stadium)

Wanting to have another event of world magnitude as the 1968 Olympics, the construction started of what would later be known as “the Colossus of Santa Ursula”, the Azteca Stadium. It is located on the former farming land of Santa Ursula town in Coyoacán, Mexico City's south. It belongs to the Televisa Company, in charge of its construction were architects Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and Rafael Mijares Alcérrea in 1962 for receiving the Soccer World Cup in 1970. Inaugurated in 1966, the Azteca Stadium has a capacity for 114,600 spectators; it was the sports stadium with greatest capacity and comfort in the world for many years. The Azteca Stadium received the Soccer World Cup in 1970 and 1986 together with its finals. Its lawn witnessed how the king of soccer earned his reputation, Edson Arantes Do Nascimiento, better known as Pele, and the Argentinean Diego Armando Maradona, the controversial player who lit the 1986 Cup. Access to the stadium has three ticket offices; two located on Insurgentes Avenue and one on the Tlalpan entrance. Its schedule is from 10 to 17 hrs, and you can use the Ticketmaster system. The use of technology is another of the Stadium’s characteristics, on its two gigantic screens, strategically placed on the south and north of the stadium, each measuring 9.12 x 16.32 meters, their capacity and image design allows seeing the players on the court in detail. Besides being the home of America club, the building hasn’t only received sports events; it has also hosted different international artists as Michael Jackson, Madonna and U2. There is currently a “Vive America” concept, with a Memoirs Gallery dedicated to the most significant moments of the stadium and club, where you can remember the great events that have taken place in the stadium. Through photographs, personal items of great players and videos of those moments. You’ll find a restaurant from the Freedom franchise, where you can enjoy each event from a privileged place. It offers an Interactive and Electronic Games zone. When visiting the stadium you can have a guided tour through its locker rooms, court and bleachers. Click on the PLAY Button to watch the Video. Artículo Producido por el Equipo Editorial Explorando México. Copyright Explorando México, Todos los Derechos Reservados. Fotografía tomada de Wikipedia.Org Ver Autor y Licencia