Estadio Marte R. Gómez
|Clubs||Correcaminos de la UAT|
|Renovations||1962, 1987, 2007|
|Design||Guillermo Gayón (1939)|
|Address||General Alberto Carrera Torres Pedro J. Méndez, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico|
Estadio Marte R. Gómez – stadium description
Ciudad Victoria, a city awakening after the Mexican Revolution, lacked proper stadiums in 1920s. It wasn’t until Marte R. Gomez’s reign as governor that the place finally got their own central sports complex. Together with the football/athletic stadium a new ballpark was opened, with more disciplines finding their place on the site.
Initially built as wooden structures, the centre was opened in 1939. In 1960s concrete facilities were erected, while the growth of local football side Correcaminos in 1987 resulted in temporary terraces expanding the stadium to 17,000. Eventually, in 2007, permanent seating for 18,000 was created.
Apart from amateur and professional football, the stadium played host to various events, like the swearing of governors or first ever National Athletics Championships in 1944.