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Foro Sol (English: Sun Forum) is a sports and concert venue built in 1993 inside the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in eastern Mexico City. It is located near the Mexico City International Airport and is operated by Grupo CIE.
|Location||Av. Viaducto Río Piedad y Río Churubusco s/n|
Col. Granjas México Delegación Iztacalco, C.P. 08400
Mexico City, Mexico
|Owner||Mexico City Government (CDMX)|
|Capacity||Concerts: 65,000 |
|Field size||Left Field: 326 feet (99 m)|
Center Field: 417 feet (127 m)
Right Field: 333 feet (101 m)
|Mexico Tigres (LMB) 2000–2001 |
Mexico City Red Devils (LMB) 2000–2014
2019 Race of Champions
The venue was originally built for staging large music concerts. Initially called the Autódromo, it could accommodate up to 50,000 people. Since 2000, it has been used as a baseball stadium as well, because the only other major baseball stadium in Mexico City (Parque del Seguro Social, formerly Parque Delta) was demolished to build a shopping mall (the shopping mall is named Parque Delta and features a baseball theme). Foro Sol is the second largest concert venue in Mexico City; the largest, Estadio Azteca, has a capacity of 105,064.
Madonna was the first world-class act to perform at the Foro Sol on 12 November 1993, when it was called Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez for her first visit to Mexico in the Girlie Show tour on 10, 12 and 13 November 1993.
The venue is the host of Vive Latino, an annual multi-day rock music festival. It is one of the most important rock en español music festivals in the world, featuring a great variety of Mexican, Latin and Spanish groups of many genres, including performances of bands like Café Tacuba, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Gustavo Cerati, Ozomatli, Sepultura, Ska-P and non-Spanish speaking bands like The Wailers, Jane's Addiction, Deftones, The Chemical Brothers and The Mars Volta. On November 7, 2018, it was confirmed that the Swedish House Mafia will be playing at the venue as the second stop of their 2019 reunion tour.
|Concerts at Foro Sol|
|10, 12, 13 November 1993||Madonna||The Girlie Show World Tour||137,234|
|25, 27 November 1993||Paul McCartney||The New World Tour||101,910|
|9, 10 April 1994||Pink Floyd||The Division Bell Tour||90,476|
|14, 16, 18, 20 January 1995||The Rolling Stones||Voodoo Lounge Tour||204,020|
|23 October 1997||David Bowie||Earthling Tour||—|
|2, 3 December 1997||U2||PopMart Tour||106,966|
|7, 9 February 1998||The Rolling Stones||Bridges to Babylon Tour||88,700|
|9 January 2001||Iron Maiden||Brave New World Tour||—|
|23, 24, 25 March 2001||Backstreet Boys||Black & Blue Tour||—|
|19 October 2001||Eric Clapton||Reptile World Tour||—|
|19 March 2002||Roger Waters||In the Flesh||—|
|27, 28 July 2002||Britney Spears||Dream Within a Dream Tour||102,522|
|5 October 2002||Rush||Vapor Trails Tour||—|
|14, 15 February 2003||Shakira||Tour of the Mongoose||88,163|
|26 February 2006||The Rolling Stones||A Bigger Bang||—|
|4, 5 May 2006||Depeche Mode||Touring the Angel||105,040|
|21, 22 October 2006||Robbie Williams||Close Encounters Tour||102,956|
|6 March 2007||Roger Waters||The Dark Side of the Moon Live||54,344|
|13 May 2007||Shakira||Oral Fixation Tour||48,491|
|27 May 2007||High School Musical||High School Musical: The Concert||35,139|
|18 January 2008||Tiësto||Elements of Life World Tour||—|
|24 February 2008||Iron Maiden||Somewhere Back in Time World Tour||60,000|
|29, 30 November 2008||Madonna||Sticky & Sweet Tour||104,270|
|26 February 2009||Iron Maiden||Somewhere Back in Time World Tour||—|
|4, 6, 7 June 2009||Metallica||World Magnetic Tour||—|
|3, 4, October 2009||Depeche Mode||Tour of the Universe||88,380|
|6, 7, March 2010||Coldplay||Viva la Vida Tour||—|
|27, 28, May 2010||Paul McCartney||Up and Coming Tour||110,000|
|24 September 2010||Bon Jovi||The Circle Tour||44,124|
|18 March 2011||Iron Maiden||The Final Frontier World Tour||47,489|
|2, 3 April 2011||Shakira||The Sun Comes Out World Tour||54,000|
|5, 6 May 2011||Lady Gaga||The Monster Ball Tour||111,060|
|26 May 2011||Miley Cyrus||Gypsy Heart Tour||55,000|
|1, 2 October 2011||Justin Bieber||My World Tour||94,449|
|24 November 2011||Pearl Jam||Pearl Jam Twenty Tour||—|
|3 December 2011||Britney Spears||Femme Fatale Tour||57,000|
|27, 28 April 2012||Roger Waters||The Wall Live||82,811|
|29 September 2012||Kiss, Mötley Crüe||The Tour||—|
|14 October 2012||Florence and the Machine||Ceremonials Tour||—|
|26 October 2012||Lady Gaga||Born This Way Ball||37,260|
|24, 25 November 2012||Madonna||The MDNA Tour||84,382|
|9 February 2013||Swedish House Mafia||One Last Tour||36,657|
|13 April 2013||The Killers||Battle Born World Tour||56,375|
|8, 9 June 2013||One Direction||Take Me Home Tour||108,050|
|17 September 2013||Iron Maiden||Maiden England World Tour||49,332|
|29 September 2013||Bon Jovi||Because We Can||35,222|
|18, 19, November 2013||Justin Bieber||Believe Tour||98,358|
|28 November 2015||Pearl Jam||Pearl Jam 2015 Latin America Tour||60,106|
|29 February, 1 March 2016||Maroon 5||Maroon V Tour||117,296|
|14, 17 March 2016||The Rolling Stones||América Latina Olé Tour 2016||117,567|
|15, 16, 17 April 2016||Coldplay||A Head Full of Dreams Tour||195,192|
|19, 20 April 2016||Guns N' Roses||Not in This Lifetime... Tour||131,198|
|28, 29 September 2016||Roger Waters||—||118,594|
|16 November 2016||Black Sabbath||The End Tour||60,506|
|18, 19, 21 February 2017||Justin Bieber||Purpose World Tour||155,201|
|1, 3, 5 March 2017||Metallica||WorldWired Tour||197,745|
|3, 4 October 2017||U2||The Joshua Tree Tour 2017||117,098|
|2, 3 February 2018||Bruno Mars||24K Magic World Tour||115,147|
|11, 13 March 2018||Depeche Mode||Global Spirit Tour||128,521|
|6 April 2018||The Killers||Wonderful Wonderful||65,000|
|24 March 2019||Arctic Monkeys||Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino||64,467|
|18 May 2019||Swedish House Mafia||Save the World Tour||—|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Foro Sol.|
- "Foro Sol" (in Spanish). Diablos Rojos del México. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
- Clem, Andrew G. (10 April 2011). "Clem's Baseball ~ Foro Sol". Retrieved 8 July 2011.
- "Retornan al Infierno Solar". Ediciones Impresas Milenio (in Spanish). Milenio Diario, S.A. de C.V. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
- "Los Leones llegan al 'infierno solar' - Mexican League News" (in Spanish). 9 May 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
- "Conciertos en Foro Sol, Ciudad de México – Last.fm" (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 July 2011.
- "World Stadiums - Stadiums in Mexico :: Central Mexico". Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
- "Corporación Interamericana de Entretenimiento, S.A.B. de C.V. (2010 Annual Report)" (PDF) (in Spanish). Grupo CIE. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 January 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
- "El Azteca, cuna de campeones" (in Spanish). FIFA. 29 March 2009. Retrieved 2011-07-02.
- "Sol beer, imported bottled beer from Mexico - Mexican beer - Sol". Retrieved 2 July 2011.
- "Schedule (2009 World Baseball Classic)". MLB.com. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
- "Mexico's F1 grand prix circuit to host 2019 Race of Champions". Autosport. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
- "Stadium Super Trucks join Race of Champions". Racer. 21 December 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
- Herrero, Dan (23 December 2018). "SST to finish 2018 season at Race Of Champions". Speedcafe. Retrieved 14 January 2019.