Estadio Cuauhtémoc

Capacity51 726
Country Mexico
CityPuebla
ClubsPuebla FC
Inauguration 06/10/1968
Renovations 1986, 2014-2015
Design Pedro Ramírez Vázquez (1968), Dünn Lightweight Architecture (2015)
Cost MXN 730 million (2014-2015)
Address Calzada Ignacio Zaragoza s/n, Col. Unidad Deportiva, Puebla, Pue., C.P. 72220

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Description: Estadio Cuauhtémoc

Built in 1968, the stadium was developed by Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, the very same architect who designez Azteca and Guadelupe cathedral. Because most of the 10 million pesos came from the Cuauhtemoc-Moctezuma brewery, the stadium bares the first name, being also the name of an Aztec ruler from early 16th century.

The stadium was built ahead of 1968 Olympics (football tournament) and just 2 years later played host to 1970 World Cup as well. Yet another World Cup host role came in 1986.

In 2015 the stadium underwent its largest upgrade to date. Existing stands and roof were renovated, while new upper decks arrived on both ends, also topped by new lighter roof. With over 51,000 seats, the stadium was wrapped by a unique outer skin, 30,000-square-meter ETFE mosaic. The steel support structure is 40m high, thus transforming the stadium’s outer appearance completely.

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