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Estadio Azul: Today. Directions, Tickets, Address, Map, Pitch (2022)

The Azul Stadium was originally built for American football purposes, but soon after it opened in 1947, Club America moved in and stayed at the ground until 1955.

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Nicole Sommer - Soccer expert Last updated: Saturday, 02.July 2022 — 3min read

History and description

Azul Stadium was originally built for American football purposes, but soon after it had opened in 1947, Club America moved in and occupied the stadium until 1955. The stadium Estadio Azul was originally called Estadio Azulgrana after the club's colors of blue and white. It hosted Necaxa for five years in the 1950s, and Atlante for several intermittent periods until 2002. From 1983 to 1996, the stadium was therefore called Estadio Azulgrana, after the club's colors of Atlante.

Most clubs switched between Estadio Azul and Estadio Azteca in 1996. It was Cruz Azul who made the move to the Estadio Azul, having played the previous two decades at the Azteca.

Over the years, several minor renovations and changes have been made to Estadio Azul, however no major changes.

In 2018, the soccer team Cruz Azul moved out of the Estadio Azul stadium after their lease expired. The stadium is in one of Mexico City's wealthiest areas and was expected to be torn down and replaced by a shopping mall but this has not yet happened.

How to get to Estadio Azul

Azul Stadium is located in the south-west area of Mexico City and is about 8 kilometers from the historic center and 3 kilometers south from the popular nightlife area of Condesa. The stadium is located one block off Avenida Insurgentes, one of the city's principal avenues.

The metro station closest to the stadium is San Antonio which is a 10-minute walk away. The metro station, San Antonio, is on the orange line and it can be reached via a transfer at Tacubaya station further north. Both lines 1 (pink) and 9 (brown) connect with the orange line at Tacubaya.

The stadium can be reached with the bright red buses of the modern metrobus system. Line 1 runs all the way down Avenida Insurgentes and can be boarded in popular areas such as the Zona Rosa and Condesa. Take the bus in southern direction and get off at stop Ciudad de los Deportes. It is only a few minutes' walk from there.

Address: Indiana 260, Delegación Benito Juárez, México D.F.

Eat, drink, and sleep near Estadio Azul

Azul's stadium is located on the outskirts of a well-off area on Insurgentes Avenue. It has a variety of restaurants and bars nearby, including a few chain restaurants as well as more affordable fast food places. This makes it easy for fans to get their pre- or post-game meals. There are two hotels located close to the stadium. Hotel Diplomatico is reasonably priced and gets good reviews. Hotel El Greco is cheaper, but also gets slightly worse reviews. There are a few more hotels further north along Insurgentes near the World Trade Center, most of which are a little or much more expensive.

Further north along Insurgentes Avenue, there are many more hotels. This is especially true around Reforma Avenue, which is known for its nightlife. Getting to the stadium by metrobus is also easy and quick from here.

Relevant Internet links

The Mexico City tourism agency, Mexicocity.gob.mx, and the website for the Metrobus transportation system, Metro.df.gob.mx, are all official websites of the city of Mexico City. The metro website, Metro.df.gob.mx, provides information on the system and how to use it. There are many good fast food restaurants around the stadium after the game and until the crowds have dispersed. Alternatively, there are also many upscale food options at Insurgentes Avenue.

Match visited: Cruz Azul 1-1 Pumas de la UNAM Date visited: 18 February 2012

The atmosphere was electric and the match was very close until the end. In the last few minutes, Cruz Azul pulled away to win 3-1. On February 18, 2012, we visited a local Mexico City derby between Cruz Azul and Pumas. The match was very exciting and close until the end. In the last few minutes, Cruz Azul pulled away to win 3-1.

We knew the city pretty well, so we arrived by local bus. But for someone less familiar with the city, it will likely be more convenient to either use the metro or the metrobus.

The cheapest tickets had already been sold out, so we settled for a pair of MXN 270.00 (about USD 22.00). Our seats were excellent placed though, high in one of the corners with good views (Cruz Azul has fixed seat numbers). Note that it isn't allowed to bring a belt into the stadium (or in certain sections).

The stadium was definitely more full than at a regular Cruz Azul match (at times the stadium can stay rather empty). I'd say it was probably about 80% to 90% full.

Apart from the area for the visiting fans, there were also a lot of Cruz Azul fans mixed up with the Pumas fans, often groups of friends made up of fans of both teams, or even mixed couples. The atmosphere therefore stayed very friendly throughout the game. The match wasn?t of high quality, but the atmosphere was good, with both sets of fans chanting along.

One can buy drinks and various types of food from the vendors walking up and down the stands at Mexican stadiums. A large beer (two bottles poured into a paper cup) costs MXN 60.

After the match, it took only a few minutes to get out of the stadium. There are quite a few good fast food restaurants (tacos etc.) around the stadium to have a bite after the match and wait until the crowds have dispersed. Alternatively, there are also plenty of more upscale food options at Insurgentes Avenue.

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