- Address: Calle del Doctor Pedro de Alba, San Nicolás
- Country: United Mexican States
- Capacity: 41,000
- Opened: 30 May 1967
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Tigres (football)
Extra stadium info – Estadio Universitario
The stadium, also known as El Volcán (The Volcano), hosted five 1986 FIFA World Cup matches. The first three world championship games at the stadium named Estadio Universitario were group stage matches. The venue also hosted a round of 16 match and a quarter-final during the 1986 FIFA World Cup. The Argentine Republic won the tournament in Mexico City in front of a crowd of 114,000.
FIFA World Cup group stage games
The national football team of Poland played in all group stage games at the Estadio Universitario. The first-ever FIFA World Cup match at the stadium took place on 2 June 1986. The match between Morocco and Poland ended in a 0-0 draw. 19,000 people attended the game. The stadium’s second FIFA World Cup match between Poland and the Portuguese Republic ended in a 1-0 victory for Poland. Poland lost their third FIFA World Cup game at the venue against England. Gary Lineker scored three goals against Poland in that game. He played for Leicester City, Everton, FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur before he ended his professional football career with the Japanese club Nagoya Grampus in 1994. Later, Lineker became a famous sports broadcaster.
Football club Tigres
Football club Tigres de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, the first sports club from Nuevo León with 1 million followers on its main social media page, use the stadium for home games. The club was founded in 1960. The Tigres won the football championship of the United Mexican States in 1978 for the first time in their history. In 2020, they won the North American championship for football clubs for the first time in their history after beating Los Angeles Football Club 2-1 in Orlando. A few weeks later, the Mexican club reached the final of the FIFA Club World Cup after beating Ulsan Hyundai from Korea and Palmeiras from Brazil. The Tigres de la UANL lost the final against the world famous German side FC Bayern München.