Estadio Borregos

Estadio Banorte is a multi-purpose stadium in Monterrey, Mexico. It is the home stadium for the college football team Borregos Salvajes Monterrey of the ONEFA and the professional American football team Fundidores de Monterrey from the Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional. The stadium was inaugurated in April 2019 and seats 10,057 spectators.[2]

Estadio Banorte
"La Casa de los Borregos"
Estadio Borregos, 2019..jpg
Full nameEstadio Borregos
LocationMonterrey, Mexico
Coordinates25°39′14.9″N 100°17′04.9″W / 25.654139°N 100.284694°W / 25.654139; -100.284694Coordinates: 25°39′14.9″N 100°17′04.9″W / 25.654139°N 100.284694°W / 25.654139; -100.284694
OwnerMonterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
OperatorMonterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
Capacity10,057[2]
SurfaceArtificial turf
Construction
Opened30 April 2019[1]
Construction cost$30 million[2]
ArchitectRick del Monte and Tobias Newman[2]
Tenants
Borregos Salvajes Monterrey (ONEFA) (2019–present)
Fundidores de Monterrey (LFA) (2020–present)

In March 2021, Mexican bank Banorte was announced as the stadiums's main sponsor.[3]

HistoryEdit

Following the demolition of the Estadio Tecnológico in 2017, after their main tenants, C.F. Monterrey moved to the Estadio BBVA, the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), owner and operator of the stadium, decided to built a new stadium with smaller capacity to host their sports teams, mainly the American football and association football squads.[4]

The stadium broke ground in 2017 and was inaugurated on 30 April 2019 with an event that involved the student community of the ITESM.[2]

On 3 May 2019, Borregos Salvajes played their first American football game against the UBC Thunderbirds, winning 24–17.[5]

Fundidores de Monterrey moved to the stadium for the LFA 2020 season[6] from the Estadio Nuevo León Unido, which could only accommodate 1,500 people.

FacilitiesEdit

The stadium is part of the Centro Deportivo Borregos, a sports complex within the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education campus, that also includes: a smaller stadium with capacity of 2,000 spectators, a track and field stadium, a multi-use field, two grass fields, two fast football fields, one flag football field and one turf football field.[2]

Estadio Borregos has six dressing rooms for players and two for referees, a fully equipped gymnasium a physiotherapy room and an athlete lounge.[2]

Other eventsEdit

The stadium will host Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia Tour in September 2022.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "¡Bienvenida dorada! Así se vivió la inauguración del Estadio Borregos". Tec.mx (in Spanish). 30 April 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "¡Todo listo! Conoce el nuevo Estadio Borregos del campus Monterrey". Tec.mx (in Spanish). 22 April 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  3. ^ García, Luis Mario (1 March 2021). "Estadio Banorte: la nueva casa de Borregos Monterrey". Tec.mx (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 March 2021.
  4. ^ Notimex (5 May 2017). "Emotivo adiós al Estadio Tecnológico: será demolido para nuevo complejo deportivo". Pulso SLP (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 3 June 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Borregos Monterrey estrena su nueva casa con triunfo sobre British Columbia". Máximo Avance (in Spanish). 4 May 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Fundidores jugará en el estadio Borregos del Tec de Monterrey". LFA.mx (in Spanish). LFA. 24 January 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Dua Lipa en Monterrey con el 'Future Nostalgia Tour'". MTY360 (in Spanish). 10 February 2021. Retrieved 10 April 2022.