Plaza de Toros México

The Plaza de toros México, situated in Mexico City, is the world's largest bullring. This 41,262-seat[1] facility is usually dedicated to bullfighting, but many boxing matches have been held there as well, including Julio César Chávez's third bout with Frankie Randall.[2] The Plaza México replaced the ancient bullring Toreo de la Condesa in the Condesa neighborhood that was overwhelmed by the rapid growth of population in the capital. It opened on 5 February 1946 and annually since then, that date marks the date of the Corrida de Aniversario. This building was built beside the football stadium Estadio de la Ciudad de los Deportes (now Estadio Azul).

Plaza México
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Plaza México bullring
General information
TypeBullring
Architectural styleBrutalist architecture
AddressCalle Augusto Rodín 241
Ciudad de los Deportes, Benito Juárez
03710
Town or cityMexico City
CountryMexico
Coordinates19°23′0.20″N 99°10′41.61″W / 19.3833889°N 99.1782250°W / 19.3833889; -99.1782250Coordinates: 19°23′0.20″N 99°10′41.61″W / 19.3833889°N 99.1782250°W / 19.3833889; -99.1782250
Current tenantsEmpresa de la Plaza México
Construction startedApril 28, 1944; 78 years ago (1944-04-28)
InauguratedFebruary 5, 1946; 76 years ago (1946-02-05)
Design and construction
ArchitectModesto C. Rolland
Other information
Seating capacity41,262
Website
www.lamexico.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historia de la Plaza México". Plaza México. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  2. ^ "???". World Boxing Council. Retrieved 30 October 2014.[dead link]