|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|
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.
Stadium of the Year 2015: Public Vote summary
Which nations voted most, which stadiums were selected most frequently, what average notes did they get. These are some of the questions we’ll answer here!
2015 Public Vote: 3rd Place - Estadio Cuauhtémoc
Its beauty and quality have already been challenged, but it didn’t stop thousands of you to support Estadio Cuauhtémoc in this year’s Public Vote, allowing it to reach 3rd Place!
Stadium of the Year 2015: Last 48 hours to cast your vote!
We’re only two days away from the voting platform’s closing, so be sure to list your 5 favourite stadiums and vote. Already now over 34,000 people took part in this year’s vote.
Stadium of the Year 2015: Meet the nominee – Estadio Multiva
Locally known as “Coloso de Maravillas”, this iconic stadium in Mexico is also famous for having hosted two World Cups and more recently – for its one-of-a-kind redevelopment.
Stadium of the Year 2015: 10 Finalists of the Jury Vote
In upcoming weeks our Jurors will take a closer look at 10 out of 22 nominated stadiums. One of them is the future Stadium of the Year. Meanwhile, the Public Vote reached a new milestone.
Stadium of the Year 2015: Jury begins work along new rules
Meet our five amazing Jurors and new rules along which they’re judging all nominated stadiums. Their work has only just begun…
Stadium of the Year 2015: Let the vote begin!
Whether it’s a phone, laptop, or any other device, from now on you can use it to select the best stadium opened in 2015. The vote is open for one month.
Stadium of the Year 2015: Meet the 22 nominees!
22 stadiums from 15 countries are qualified to compete for the next Stadium of the Year 2015 title. Two awards will be given in two separate votes. Read more for details!
Stadium of the Year 2015: Time to submit your nominees!
From now until Friday everyone around the world is welcome to submit nominees for the Stadium of the Year 2015 award! Which stadia do you think deserve to be included?
Mexico: Like a piece of pottery
Most of the stadium might have shown its age, but thanks to its new outer skin Estadio Multiva is one of the world’s most unique grounds. We asked its creator what was the biggest challenge.
Mexico: The Big Blue in Puebla
With a slight delay perhaps, but the redevelopment of Estadio Cuauhtémoc ended successfully. Yesterday’s opening against Boca Juniors celebrated the reinvented stadium in Puebla.
Paris attacks: Stadiums around the world “turn French”
As night falls, numerous landmarks across the globe set their illumination to blue, white and red. Here are the sports venues among them.
New design: Giant in Puebla closed in foil
Some compared it to Allianz Arena, but that’s as loose as can be. The famous Estadio Cuauhtémoc is undergoing major change, which will enclose the building with tall foil wall.