Estadio Universitario

66451 San Nicolás de los Garza
Nueva Leon, Mexico
Stadium Capacity 42,000

The Estadio Universitario (“University Stadium”) – nicknamed El Volcán (Spanish for “The Volcano”) is a football stadium located on the campus of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, Mexico.

Estadio Universitario was built to serve as the principal sports venue for the UANL university. It officially opened on 30 May 1967 with a match between Monterrey and Atlético de Madrid.

Over the years, the stadium received several smaller refurbishments, of which one in preparation of the 1986 World Cup.

Estadio Universitario is said to be the place where the ‘Mexican Wave’ originated. This happened in September 1984 during a match between the Mexican and Argentine national teams. It hosted 4 matches in the 86’ world cup.

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