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Azteca Stadium (Estadio Azteca)
Azteca Stadium (Estadio Azteca)

Azteca Stadium (Estadio Azteca)

Calz de Tlalpan 3465, Santa Ursula Coapa, Coyoacán, Ciudad de México, D.F. Mexico, 04650

The Basics

Its name a tribute to Mexico City’s Aztec heritage, Azteca Stadium (Estadio Azteca) opened its doors in 1966 and continues to draw throngs of fans every year. In addition to the World Cups in 1970 and 1986, the stadium hosted the 1986 quarter-final match between Argentina and England, where both the memorable “Hand of God” goal and the “Goal of the Century” were scored.

Besides scoring tickets to a match, die-hard soccer fans can get their fix with a behind-the-scenes tour of the venue, which usually includes a look at the inner workings, such as a visit to the locker rooms, press room, and bench area, plus a walk onto the legendary field.

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Xochimilco + Coyoacan + Estadio Azteca + UNAM
Xochimilco + Coyoacan + Estadio Azteca + UNAM
star-4.5
$38.00 per adult
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Missed due to Illness
A bout of travelors' sickness the night before requiring proximity to the Bano forced us to miss this one. We're fans of Viator, and true to their customer service, we got a call just before the trip asking about our whereabouts. This would've been our fourth Viator trip, and every one has been a winner with excellent guides and customer service
Mark_C, Dec 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Mexico City

star-5
Wonderful time!
502katyo, Nov 2019
Xochimilco + Coyoacan + Estadio Azteca + UNAM
Eduardo was an amazing tour guide. The tour was calm and great fun, seeing and learning lots in South Mexico City. We had an amazing time!
star-5
Xochimilco adventure!
Chad_S, Nov 2019
Xochimilco + Coyoacan + Estadio Azteca + UNAM
Cesar was an amazing guide for this tour! Not only was he overly accommodating with everyone’s needs/requests, he was also able to provide a lot of info at the various stops on the tour.
star-4
Enjoyed
cihan_c, Jun 2019
Discover Xochimilco, Coyoacan and The Azteca Stadium
We were shocked at the beginning asthe company wasnot making Frida Kahlo tour anymore and the Azteca stadium was closed.We were unhappy as not been informed before.This is a big mistake and no good.But the efforts of the guide Joshue we accepted the options and enjoyed it a lot.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The stadium is a popular attraction, so tours may sell out; book early to avoid missing it.

  • There are no tours on match days or the day before a home match.

  • Match tickets can be purchased at the gates on game day or online ahead of time.

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How to Get There

In the Santa Ursula neighborhood of Mexico City and about nine miles (15 kilometers) from the historic center, the stadium is accessible via the Azteca station on the Xochimilco Light Rail line, which connects to the city’s metro system at the Tasqueña station. (The light rail and metro require two different tickets.) It’s also about a 30- to 40-minute car ride from the Mexico City International Airport.

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When to Get There

The Mexican football league system (Club América is part of the Liga MX division) divides its season into two: Apertura (opening season) and Clausura (closing season), each with its own tournament and champion. If you want to catch a match, visit Azteca Stadium from July to December (Apertura) and from January to May (Clausura).

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Tips for Attending a Match at Azteca Stadium

Like with most sporting events, you’ll have to contend with traffic, security, and unruly football fans on match day. Some things to keep in mind

  • Be sure to head to the stadium early, especially if you still need to purchase tickets.

  • Don’t wear a belt because it will most likely be confiscated by security (although there are vendors who will babysit it during the match for a fee).

  • Carry some extra pesos in your pocket to give to the bathroom attendants in exchange for toilet paper.

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