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Estadio Azteca
Vacation Travel Guide

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

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 Real Azteca
Hotel Real Azteca
2.5 out of 5
Calzada De Tlalpan 3441, Santa Ursula Coapa, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,209 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Located in Villa Coapa, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Estadio Azteca, Medica Sur, and National Institute of Cancer. Centro Comercial Perisur and Six Flags ...
3/5 (6 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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$893 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Located in Coyoacan, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Medica Sur and Estadio Azteca. Centro Comercial Perisur is 3 mi (4.8 km) away. Huipulco Station is only ...
4.1/5Very Good! (36 reviews)
"Walking distance to Estadio Azteca. Excellent service. Extremely affordable. Will definitely stay again if I am going to another event at Estadio Azteca. I wouldn't bring children younger than high school age, interesting artwork on the garage doors."

Reviewed on 2019/12/6

Hotel Quinta Tlalpan
Hotel La Luna
Hotel La Luna
3 out of 5
Calzada de Tlalpan 4383, Col San Lorenzo Huipulco, Mexico City, CDMX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$1,131 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Located in Coyoacan, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Estadio Azteca and National Institute of Cancer. Palacio Nacional and Zocalo are also within 12 mi (20 ...
3.9/5Very Good! (28 reviews)
"The location was perfect for us sure to where we were going to visit"

Reviewed on 2020/3/17

Hotel La Luna
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Estadio Azteca

Hotel Real Azteca
Hotel Real Azteca
2.5 out of 5
Calzada De Tlalpan 3441, Santa Ursula Coapa, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,209 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Hotel Real Azteca
Hotel Quinta Tlalpan
Hotel Quinta Tlalpan
3 out of 5
Calz. de Tlalpan, Calzada Tlalpan 4402, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$893 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Hotel Quinta Tlalpan
Hotel La Luna
Hotel La Luna
3 out of 5
Calzada de Tlalpan 4383, Col San Lorenzo Huipulco, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,131 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Hotel La Luna
Suites Bosques Medica Sur
Suites Bosques Medica Sur
2.5 out of 5
Coscomate 91, Bosques de Tetlameya, El Caracol, Coyoacan, Mexico City, CDMX
Suites Bosques Medica Sur
Suites Inr
Suites Inr
2 out of 5
Cerrada Forestal No. 1, Col. San Lorenzo Huipulco, Mexico City, CDMX
Suites Inr
Hermila Tlalpan Suites
Hermila Tlalpan Suites
2.5 out of 5
Calle 9 Belisario Domínguez Sección 16, 136, Calle 9, Mexico City, CDMX
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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
The price is NT$1,289 per night from May 12 to May 13
Fiesta Inn Periferico Sur
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Medica Sur
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Medica Sur
3.5 out of 5
Puente De Piedra 150, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$2,043 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Medica Sur
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
The price is NT$1,282 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
One Ciudad de México Periférico Sur
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.