Estadio Azteca

Estadio Azteca showing a square or plaza and a statue or sculpture

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.

Top Hotels Close to Estadio Azteca

Hotel La Luna
Hotel La Luna
3 out of 5
Calzada de Tlalpan 4383, Col San Lorenzo Huipulco, Mexico City, CDMX, 14370
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The price is NT$1,178 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Mexico City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Popular attractions Estadio Azteca and Centro Comercial ...
4/5 Very Good! (41 reviews)
"Loved that there was stores next to the hotel and taco stands and torta stands and the area was fairly nice"

Reviewed on 2022/4/2

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Hotel Real Azteca
Hotel Real Azteca
2.5 out of 5
Calzada De Tlalpan 3441, Santa Ursula Coapa, Mexico City, CDMX, 04650
Stay at this hotel in Mexico City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Popular attractions Estadio Azteca and Centro Comercial Perisur are located ...
3.4/5 (8 reviews)
"This is NOT a hotel it is a terrible Motel, they rent rooms for 6 hours. Please don’t record this Motel."

Reviewed on 2018/8/3

Hotel Real Azteca
Hotel Quinta Tlalpan
Hotel Quinta Tlalpan
3 out of 5
Calz. de Tlalpan, Calzada Tlalpan 4402, Mexico City, CDMX, 14370
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Mexico City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 24-hour room service. Popular attractions Estadio Azteca and Centro ...
4/5 Very Good! (78 reviews)
Nice, clean, comfortable
"I enjoyed the hotel. It was clean and the location was nice! The hot tub was nice too. I enjoyed the location and didn’t run into another American that is a plus to me. The only thing I can say is the sexy swagger of the hotel definitely left me feels little lonely"

Reviewed on 2021/11/12

Hotel Quinta Tlalpan
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Hotel La Luna
Hotel La Luna
3 out of 5
Calzada de Tlalpan 4383, Col San Lorenzo Huipulco, Mexico City, CDMX, 14370
The price is NT$1,178 per night from May 18 to May 19
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Hotel Real Azteca
Hotel Real Azteca
2.5 out of 5
Calzada De Tlalpan 3441, Santa Ursula Coapa, Mexico City, CDMX, 04650
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Hotel Quinta Tlalpan
Hotel Quinta Tlalpan
3 out of 5
Calz. de Tlalpan, Calzada Tlalpan 4402, Mexico City, CDMX, 14370
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Suites Bosques Medica Sur
Suites Bosques Medica Sur
2.5 out of 5
Coscomate 91, Bosques de Tetlameya, El Caracol, Coyoacan, Mexico City, CDMX, 04730
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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Medica Sur
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Medica Sur
3.5 out of 5
Puente De Piedra 150, Mexico City, CDMX, 14050
The price is NT$2,250 per night from May 22 to May 23
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Ayenda Hermila Tlalpan Suites
Ayenda Hermila Tlalpan Suites
2.5 out of 5
Calle 9 Belisario Domínguez Sección 16, 136, Calle 9, Mexico City, CDMX, 14080
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Fiesta Inn Periferico Sur
Fiesta Inn Periferico Sur
3.5 out of 5
Periferico Sur 5530, Col. Pedregal de Carrasco, Mexico City, CDMX, 4700
The price is NT$2,217 per night from May 21 to May 22
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One Ciudad de México Periférico Sur
One Ciudad de México Periférico Sur
3 out of 5
Periferico Sur 5530, Col. Pedregal de Carrasco, Mexico City, CDMX, 4700
The price is NT$1,639 per night from May 21 to May 22
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City Plus Periferico Sur Tlalpan
City Plus Periferico Sur Tlalpan
2.5 out of 5
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The price is NT$1,711 per night from May 29 to May 30
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