Artilleros Puebla (English: Puebla Artillerymen), officially Artilleros, is a professional american football team based in Puebla City, Mexico. The Artilleros compete in the Central Division of the Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional, the top American football league in Mexico. The team plays its home games at the Estadio Universitario BUAP.
|Based in||Puebla City, Puebla, Mexico|
|Home field||Estadio Universitario BUAP|
|Head coach||Gustavo Torres|
|General manager||David Vera|
|League||Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional|
|Colours||Orange, blue, white|
The Artilleros are part of LFA's Central Division, alongside the Condors, Mayas and Mexicas.
On their first season, Artilleros debuted with a victory against the 2018 champions, Mexicas. Despite finishing the season with 5–3 record, the team was unable to qualify for the playoffs after losing their last game of the season against Mayas 20–25.
|Artilleros Puebla stadiums|
|Estadio Templo del Dolor||2019|
|Estadio Universitario BUAP||2020–present|
During their first season, the Artilleros played their home games at Estadio Templo del Dolor, located in San Andrés Cholula within the Universidad de las Américas Puebla campus. The stadium had a capacity of 4,500 spectators and it was normally used by the UDLAP's college football team: the Aztecas.
In 2020, Artilleros moved from the Templo del Dolor to the Estadio Universitario BUAP, with a larger capacity of 19,283 seated spectators. The stadium, originally built from 1997–1999, was renovated in 2012 and used to host Lobos BUAP Liga MX matches until 2019, when the club was dissolved.
Italics indicate International player|
|Season||Head coach||Regular season||Postseason|
|Won||Lost||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|2019||Gustavo Torres||5||3||.625||3rd (Central)||–||–||–||–|
|2020||Gustavo Torres||2||3||.400||3rd (Central)||Season cancelled|
The team's mascot is Nacho, a Mexican army general from the times of the Second French intervention in Mexico. The name Nacho is a nickname for Ignacio. Thus, the mascot's name is most likely inspired by Ignacio Zaragoza, the general who led the Mexican Army that defeated invading French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
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