Extra stadium info – Estadio Azteca
The Estadio Azteca, nicknamed El Coloso de Santa Úrsula, is also known as a venue for American football, boxing and concerts. Club América, the first Mexican sports club with 10 million followers on their main social media page, use the venue for home games. The Estadio Azteca opened with a football match of Club América with 105,000 people in attendance. Club América, one of the first football clubs from the Americas with a value of $100 million, won the football championship for North American clubs several times. In 2006, they participated in the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time in their history. Club América finished fourth place after a 2-1 loss against the Egyptian side Al-Ahly.
Cruz Azul also play their home games at the Estadio Azteca. They won the North American football championship for clubs several times. In 2001, Cruz Azul became the first Mexican club to reach the finals of the Copa Libertadores. They also became one of the first Mexican sports clubs with 1 million followers on their main social media page. The Estadio Azteca hosted its first FIFA World Cup final in 1970, when the national football team of Brazil defeated Italy 4-1 in front of 107,000 fans. In 1986, it became the first-ever venue to have hosted two FIFA World Cup finals. The stadium’s record attendance was set in 1993, when 132,000 people showed up for a boxing match between Greg Haugen and Julio César Chávez.