Alluring look for Azteca Stadium in Mexico



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Total spruce-up of the Azteca Stadium in Mexico is underway. Recently, the consultation process of the whole development took place.

The ‘Today.in-24’ stated that the development includes the construction of a hotel and the remodeling plans also include building a shopping center next to the building for the 2026 World Cup, with Mexico, the United States and Canada to jointly host the greatest soccer showpiece on this planet.

The Azteca Stadium is a multipurpose stadium located in Mexico City. It is the official home of Club América and the Mexico national football team. The stadium sits at an altitude of 2,200 m above sea level. With an official capacity of 87,523, it is the largest stadium in Mexico.

Club América is a professional football club based in Mexico City, Mexico. Nicknamed Las Águilas, it competes in Liga MX, the top tier of Mexican football.

The Mexico national football team represents Mexico in international football and is governed by the Mexican Football Federation. It competes as a member of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf), which encompasses the countries and territories of North and Central America, the Caribbean and part of South America.

Topped with glitz by eminent architecture firm Populous and futuristic renovations by Spanish firm MolcaWorld, the spectacular Mexican Azteca Stadium is undergoing revamp work in time for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ finals. It is readying to give fans and players an uber-cool experience.

The revered football stadium is the only stadium to have hosted four FIFA tournaments – the World Cup, the U-20 World Cup, the U-17 World Cup, and the Confederations Cup.

The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be the 23rd FIFA World Cup™, the quadrennial international men’s soccer championship contested by the national teams of the member-associations of FIFA.

The 2026 FIFA World Cup™ will be staged in Canada, Mexico and the United States. Football’s most prestigious tournament will be played with 48 teams.

The ‘Today.in-24’ further stated that the community’s views will also be taken into consideration and issues like the optimum use of rainwater, and setting up of a water treatment plant and wastewater treatment plant will be discussed, as well as the expansion of main avenues.

The above proposal has to get a nod from the Coyoacán Mayor’s Office. The Azteca Stadium Complex project must comply with the guidelines established by the Government of Mexico City.
 

Project plans

The stadium will be redecorated with four levels devoted to the commercial area and seven levels devoted for parking space. The hotel will also be a seven-level building: Ground floor with commercial area, hotel lobby, Level 2 would comprise the parking lot, and the remaining five levels would be used as hotel rooms.

The project would also include green areas, tap renewable energy and a comprehensive waste management system will be in place.

The stadium repurposing work will also come with the construction of bicycle lanes, a parking space for bicycles and a new road that will link Del Imán Avenue and Estadio Azteca Avenue. The revamped arena will boast 60,000 square meters of green areas, which includes green roofs in parking lots and areas with a landscape design. A rainwater harvesting system will be set up.
 

Historic value

The iconic Azteca Stadium opened its doors in 1966. It has been remodeled seven times since it was brought on stream.

The facility has witnessed the 1970 World Cup when soccer legend ‘Pele’ lifted the trophy as Brazil faced Italy and the Canarinha (Brazil national football team) won 4-1 against the Azzurris (Italy national football team).

Come 2026, and the venue will play host to the third World Cup.

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