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The Estadio Caliente Xoloitzcuintles is a multi-use stadium in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, that is mostly used for football matches.

Estadio Caliente Xoloitzcuintles
La Perrera
La Perrera Más Grande de México
Logotipo Estadio Caliente.png
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LocationTijuana, Baja California, Mexico
CoordinatesCoordinates: 32°30′21.84″N 116°59′35.13″W / 32.5060667°N 116.9930917°W / 32.5060667; -116.9930917
OperatorCasas Geo
Capacity27,333[1]
Field size103 × 68 meters
SurfaceArtificial turf (due to hot springs under stadium floor which impede grass growth)[2]
Construction
Broke groundAugust 2006
OpenedNovember 11, 2006
Construction costUSD 30 million
ArchitectHéctor Troncoso-Parraga
Tenants
Tijuana (2007–present)

The stadium hosts home matches for the football club Club Tijuana, who play in Liga MX, Mexico's top league.[3]

StadiumEdit

The stadium was opened in November 2007, according to schedule. The stadium originally had a capacity of 13,333. Work on the stadium still continues today. The stadium will have a final capacity of 33,333 once completed.

Stadium owner Jorge Hank Rhon's main reason for constructing the stadium was his wish to have a professional soccer club in the city.

Because the Mexican Federation of Association Football says that teams participating in the First Division must have a stadium with a capacity over 15,000, Club Tijuana officially became qualified for promotion to the Primera División de México when the capacity was increased.

The construction of the stadium was planned in two parts. The first part finished the ground and lower sections of the stadium. In the second phase, the stadium's capacity was increased. As of 2018, the stadium is still under construction.

The design of the project was led by the architect Héctor Troncoso-Parraga.

Inside the stadium there are dormitories and recreational areas for the players and coaching staff. It includes rooms build similar to hotel rooms with double beds, bathrooms and television sets and Wi-Fi. While the recreational areas includes a pool table, foosball tables, an entertainment center a library and more.[4]

Other usesEdit

A panoramic photograph of the stadium in December 2009
 
Internal view of the stadium

International football gamesEdit

In 2009, the stadium hosted the eight-team CONCACAF Men's Under-17 Championship.

Home Result Visitor
Mexico U-20 0–0 Paraguay U-20

BoxingEdit

 
Morales vs Lorenzo

On December 18, 2010, the stadium hosted a boxing fight which featured Erik Morales against Francisco Lorenzo. Morales won the fight.[5]

ConcertsEdit

Artists such as Shakira, Maná, Luis Miguel, Gloria Trevi, Megadeth, and Alejandro Sanz have performed at the stadium.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente". Sitio Oficial del Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente.
  2. ^ Cambiarán pasto del estadio Caliente - RÉCORD (Spanish)
  3. ^ Zamora, David (May 21, 2011). "Tijuana ya está en Primera División". Azteca Deportes. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2011.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Erik Morales, profeta en su tierra :: Deportes". Televisadeportes.esmas.com. Retrieved 2018-09-19.