History and description
Estadio Azul was originally built for American football purposes, but soon after it had opened in 1947, Club América moved in and stayed at the ground until 1955.
During its existence Estadio Azul also 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 colours of Atlante.
Most of these 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 have been made to Estadio Azul, however no major changes.
Estadio Azul is located toward the south-west of Mexico City, about 8 kilometres from the city’s historic centre and about 3 kilometres south from popular nightlife area Condesa.
The stadium lies one block off Avenida Insurgentes, one of the city’s principal avenues.
The closest metro station is San Antonio, which lies a 10-minute walk away from the stadium. Metro San Antonio is on the orange line 7, which runs in the west of the city and can be reached via a transfer at Tacubaya station further north. Both lines 1 (pink) and 9 (brown) connect with line 7 at Tacubaya.
The stadium can also 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 walking from there.
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