Estadio Wilfrido Massieu

Estadio Wilfrido Massieu is an outdoor stadium located north of Mexico City, within the "Adolfo Lopez Mateos" campus of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN). It was built in 1959 and has a capacity of 15,000 spectators.[1][2] The stadium is the home field of the IPN's college football teams: the Águilas Blancas and Burros Blancos .[2]

Estadio Wilfrido Massieu
Estadio Wilfrido Massieu.jpg
Partial view of the stadium from the east corner.
Full nameEstadio Wilfrido Massieu
LocationMexico City, Mexico
Coordinates19°30′07″N 99°08′19″W / 19.50194°N 99.13861°W / 19.50194; -99.13861Coordinates: 19°30′07″N 99°08′19″W / 19.50194°N 99.13861°W / 19.50194; -99.13861
OwnerNational Polytechnic Institute
OperatorNational Polytechnic Institute
Capacity13,000[3]
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened1959[1][2]
Renovated1994[1][2]
Tenants
Mayas (LFA) (2019)
Águilas Blancas (White Eagles) (ONEFA) (1969-2000, 2015-present)[2]
Burros Blancos (White Donkeys) (ONEFA) (1959-2000, 2015)[2]

The stadium was primarily used for American football until 2000, when it was vetoed from American football events by damages in its structure. However, in 2015 it was announced that the stadium will again host American football matches.[2]

Currently, the stadium is also used by the Mayas of the Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Raúl Ochoa. "Liberen su casa" (in Spanish). Proceso. Archived from the original on June 12, 2010. Retrieved January 26, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Regresa el Futbol Americano al Wilfrido Massieu" (in Spanish). Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "Reabrirán estadio Wilfrido Massieu". Excélsior (in Spanish). 12 September 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Viene la nueva era en el Imperio Azul". LFA.mx (in Spanish). 4 January 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2019.

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