Estadio Socum

Estadio Socum (deriving from So-Cu-M, the short version of its full name Estadio de la Sociedad Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma) is a football stadium in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico, and the home of Albinegros de Orizaba.

Estadio Socum
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The stands (sol = sun), seen from the seats (sombra = shadow)
Full nameEstadio de la Sociedad Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma
LocationCalle Norte 10
Orizaba
Veracruz
Mexico
Coordinates18°51′26″N 97°6′10″W / 18.85722°N 97.10278°W / 18.85722; -97.10278Coordinates: 18°51′26″N 97°6′10″W / 18.85722°N 97.10278°W / 18.85722; -97.10278
OperatorAlbinegros de Orizaba
Capacity7,000
SurfaceGrass
Openedaround 1959 or later
Tenants
Orizaba F.C.
Albinegros de Orizaba

First football grounds in OrizabaEdit

Cancha de Santa GertrudisEdit

The first football ground in Orizaba was the cancha de Santa Gertrudis de Yute which was located on the ground of the factory of the same name in which the founders of the historic Orizaba A.C. were working.[1] This ground was formed around 1900 and was located in the Eastern part of Orizaba.

Cancha de CocolapanEdit

After the team of Orizaba A.C. has folded, a new team was formed in 1916 and soon took the name Asociación Deportiva Orizabeña, short A.D.O., which started to play on the old cancha de Santa Gertrudis de Yute[2] but soon established a new ground[3] on the site of the textile factory “Cocolapan” on calle Sur 6 on the South side of the city.[4] The surface of the newly formed cancha de Cocolapan was mentioned to be excellent.[5]

Campo MoctezumaEdit

After the Moctezuma Brewery has formed its own football team in 1932, they established a new ground on their site and named it respectively Campo Moctezuma. This new ground was not far from cancha de Cocolapan which was still in use by their town rivals A.D.O. at this time and have had its entrance on the corner of the streets Avenida Poniente 9 and calle Sur 14 where the old gate is still to see, but now blocked by the wall of the brewery estate. When the brewery retired their team from the second league in 1954[6] and needed more storage capacity, they have demolished this ground.[7]

History of Estadio SocumEdit

Modern day Estadio Socum was probably established to enable Orizaba F.C. to play their home-matches in the second division where they have played from 1959 to 1968. It was originally named Estadio Moctezuma (also after the brewery which has bought the right to bear their name) and took its new name Estadio de la Sociedad Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma respectively Estadio Socum after the merger with the Cuauhtémoc Brewery from Monterrey in 1988. It is located in calle Norte 10 in the Northern part of the city.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The early years of Orizaba A.C. on the official website of Albinegros de Orizaba". Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2011.
  2. ^ Juan Cid y Mulet: Libro de Oro del Fútbol Mexicano, B. Costa-Amic, Mexico City, 1960, p. 187
  3. ^ Juan Cid y Mulet: Libro de Oro del Fútbol Mexicano, B. Costa-Amic, Mexico City, 1960, p. 189
  4. ^ "Arrecia disputa por ex textil Cocolapan". Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  5. ^ Juan Cid y Mulet: Libro de Oro del Fútbol Mexicano, B. Costa-Amic, Mexico City, 1960, p. 37
  6. ^ "The teams of Segunda División de México from 1950-51 till 1993-94". Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
  7. ^ "History of soccer stadiums in Orizaba". Archived from the original on 28 July 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2011.