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Estadio Azteca

See one of the world’s largest and most famous soccer stadiums, the host to two historic FIFA World Cup championships.

Built in 1966, Estadio Azteca just south of Mexico City is a popular center for world soccer and other sports and entertainment events. Attend an event with more than 100,000 other fans in this huge stadium, called by some the “cathedral of Mexican soccer.”

Architects Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and Rafael Mijares built the stadium in preparation for the 1970 FIFA World Cup. The stadium hosted 10 events, including the final game with Brazil defeating Italy, in which Pelé played his last major professional game. A second FIFA World Cup event was held here in 1986, with another nine exciting matches including Argentina’s 2-1 victory over England. Imagine the thrill of seeing some of the world’s best soccer in the stadium where Diego Maradona of Argentina scored two of soccer’s most famous goals of all time, including the goal known as the Hand of God.

Although your visit is not likely to include another FIFA World Cup, you may have a chance to see Mexico City’s professional soccer team, Club de Fútbol América, also known as the Eagles, or the Mexican national team. Check the calendar of events on the official website and get tickets for an exciting match, whichever two teams are playing. The stadium hosts concerts as well. Past musical appearances have included Michael Jackson, U2 and Paul McCartney.

Pay to join one of the daily tours of the stadium to see the player tunnel, media room, dressing room, tennis facilities and Nacho, Club América’s number one fan. Explore the Decades exhibit with a timeline of events in Azteca Stadium. The facility also has a children’s party room with zip line, climbing wall, mini soccer field and elevated maze.

Estadio Azteca is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of the historical center of Mexico City in Santa Úrsula Coapa, Coyoacán. Use the metro and light rail to reach the stadium, exiting at Estadio Azteca station. Although the stadium has car parking, you must allow plenty of time if you drive since game day traffic is excessive.

Popular Activities at Estadio Azteca

Ensure you have lots of time at Estadio Azteca. Below are some of the best activities:

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Villas y Suites Real Azteca
Villas y Suites Real Azteca

Villas y Suites Real Azteca

México D.F, DF
     
    0.0 out of 5.0

    This hotel is located in Mexico City (Villa Coapa), close to Estadio Azteca, Medica Sur, and National Institute of Cancer. Local attractions also include Centro Comercial Perisur and Cuicuilco Archaeological Zone.

    Hotel Real Azteca $74
    Reviewed on Aug 3, 2018
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    Hotel Real Azteca

    Hotel Real Azteca

    Calzada De Tlalpan 3441, Santa Ursula Coapa, Mexico City, CDMX
       
      3.0 of 5
      2.5 out of 5.0

      This is NOT a hotel it is a terrible Motel, they rent rooms for 6 hours. Please don’t record this Motel.

      Fiesta Inn Periferico Sur $46
      Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019
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      Fiesta Inn Periferico Sur

      Fiesta Inn Periferico Sur

      Periferico Sur 5530, Col. Pedregal de Carrasco, Mexico City, CDMX
         
        4.1 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0

        The view from a large comfortable room was great. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and we felt relaxed and at home during our stay. Would stay there again.

        Suites Bosques Medica Sur
        Reviewed on Nov 27, 2016
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        Suites Bosques Medica Sur

        Suites Bosques Medica Sur

        Coscomate 91, Bosques de Tetlameya, El Caracol, Coyoacan, Mexico City, CDMX
           
          4.5 of 5
          2.5 out of 5.0

          My stay was great right next to azteca stadium in which I came to Mexico city for to see my Raiders win. It took me 2 hours to get my hotel room because everything is locked

          Suites Inr
          Suites Inr

          Suites Inr

          Cerrada Forestal No. 1, Col. San Lorenzo Huipulco, Mexico City, CDMX
             
            2.0 out of 5.0

            Located in Villa Coapa, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Estadio Azteca, Medica Sur, and National Institute of Cancer. Museo Dolores Olmedo Patino is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away. Xomali Station is 8 minutes by foot and Huipulco Station is 13 minutes.

            City Express Plus Periferico Sur Tlalpan $52
            Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019
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            City Express Plus Periferico Sur Tlalpan

            City Express Plus Periferico Sur Tlalpan

            Blvd Adolfo Ruiz Cortines No. 4860, Col. Guadalupe, Mexico City, CDMX
               
              4.4 of 5
              2.5 out of 5.0

              HOTEL WAS VERY NEAT AND CLEAN. STAFF WAS EXCEPTIONAL AND VERY HELPFUL. VERY NEAR THE UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITAL DISTRICT AND CONVENIENT FOR THAT REASON.

              Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Medica Sur $75
              Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019
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              Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Medica Sur

              Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Medica Sur

              Puente De Piedra 150, Mexico City, CDMX
                 
                4.3 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0

                I had to go to Front Desk each day that I wanted to go to the gym, because it had a separate key access than using my room key, this is uncomfortable.

                Hotel Real del Sur $45
                Reviewed on Apr 21, 2019
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                Hotel Real del Sur

                Hotel Real del Sur

                Av. División del Norte, Coyoacan, Mexico City, CDMX
                   
                  3.6 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  The room service was incomplete (i mean, the number of coffe cups, bottles of water and toilette paper). Also the smell in the room was rare like someone has used to iron some clothes.