Estadio Nemesio Díez (La Bombonera de Toluca)
|Clubs||Deportivo Toluca FC|
|Address||Avenida Constituyentes poniente #1000 colonia la Merced, Toluca, México|
Description: Estadio Nemesio Díez
Had quite a few names in its past, but most popular is the one that never became official. The football stadium of Toluca is called by locals 'Bombonera de Toluca', of course in reference to the giant of Boca. Not for the very resemblance, but for character and vibrant atmosphere.
Official name is a tribute to Nemesio Diez, before him were 'Toluca 70-86' and 'Toluca 70', this time honouring two World Cups held here. And before that it used to be Estadio Luis Gutiérrez Dosal, with Héctor Barraza being the very first patron.
Official opening took place in 1954, but the history of this site goes back to 1919. Since then it's been used as a sports precinct for Deportivo Toluca, who bought it in 1953 and redeveloped into their first private venue.
Since then it went through various revamps, most noticeably due to hosting of 1970 and 1986 World Cups. Today the extremely robust stands of various height encircle the pitch tightly with only one remaining uncovered.