Estadio Azteca, Mexico City

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Estadio Azteca (American Spanish: [esˈtaðjo asˈteka]) is a multi-purpose stadium located in Mexico City. It is the official home of football club Club América, and the Mexico national football team. The stadium sits at an altitude of 2,200 m (7,200 feet) above sea level. With an official capacity of 87,523, it is the largest stadium in Mexico. As of 2018, the stadium also serves as the home of Cruz Azul. The National Football League (NFL) features one game at Estadio Azteca per season as a part of their International Series.

Regarded as one of the most famous and iconic football stadiums in the world, it is the first to have hosted two FIFA World Cup Finals; in the 1970 World Cup Final, Brazil defeated Italy 4–1, and in the 1986 World Cup Final, Argentina defeated West Germany 3–2. It also hosted the 1986 quarter-final match between Argentina and England in which Diego Maradona scored both the "Hand of God goal" and the "Goal of the Century". The Estadio Azteca is the only football stadium in the world to have both Pelé (1970) and Diego Maradona (1986) win Fifa World Cups; the two who are considered the greatest football players of all time. The stadium also hosted the "Game of the Century", when Italy defeated West Germany 4–3 in extra time in one of the 1970 semifinal matches. Additionally, it is scheduled to host games in the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The stadium was also the principal venue for the football tournament of the 1968 Summer Olympics and 1971 Women's World Cup.
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  • We wanted to go to the football match here but there was so many other things we wanted to do and see. Had to stop here and get a picture though. Our Uber driver was very accommodating and stopped...  more »
  • please look for seats in the bottom, to much walk and small stairs to go all the way to our seats. Nice memories from my childhood.  more »
  • One of the greatest stadiums in the world! Make sure you have printed your tickets before getting there, if possible try buying when already in México... The rest is amazing!
  • It is a must if you're in Mexico City. And if you can catch a local America match or even better a Mexico's team match you should definitely go

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