Estadio Caliente

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Estadio Caliente
La Perrera
Logotipo Estadio Caliente.png
CalienteStadium.JPG
Location Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Coordinates Coordinates: 32°30′21.84″N 116°59′35.13″W / 32.5060667°N 116.9930917°W / 32.5060667; -116.9930917
Owner Grupo Caliente
Operator Casas Geo
Capacity 25,333[1]
Field size 103 × 68 meters
Surface Artificial turf (because under the floor of the stadium, there are hot springs, which impedes the growth of real grass)[2]
Construction
Broke ground August 2006
Opened November 11, 2007
Construction cost USD 30 million
Architect Héctor Troncoso-Parraga
Tenants
Club Tijuana (PDFMF) (2007–present)

The Estadio Caliente is a multi-use stadium in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, that is mostly used for football matches.

The stadium hosts home matches for the Norteño professional football club Club Tijuana, who play in the Primera División de la Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (Mexico's top league). [3]

Stadium[edit]

The stadium was opened in November 2007, according to schedule. The stadium originally had a capacity of 13,333. On March 2008, the capacity was increased to 21,000 with eventual expansion to 33,333.

Stadium owner Jorge Hank Rhon's main reason for constructing the stadium was his wish to have a professional soccer club in the city.

Because the Mexican Federation of Association Football says that teams participating in the First Division must have a stadium with a capacity over 15,000, Club Tijuana officially became qualified for promotion to the Primera División de México when the capacity was increased.

The construction of the stadium was planned in two parts. The first part finished the ground and lower sections of the stadium. In the second phase, the stadium's capacity was increased.

The design of the project was led by the architect Héctor Troncoso-Parraga.

Other uses[edit]

A panoramic photograph of the stadium in January 2011
Internal view of the stadium

Boxing[edit]

Morales vs Lorenzo

In December 18, 2010, the stadium hosted a boxing fight which featured Erik Morales against Francisco Lorenzo. Morales won the fight. [4]

International games[edit]

In 2009, the stadium hosted the eight-team CONCACAF Men's Under-17 Championship.

Home Visitor Result
Mexico u20 Paraguay u20 0-0

Concerts[edit]

Artists such as Shakira, Mana, Luis Miguel, Gloria Trevi, and Alejandro Sanz have performed at the stadium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.xolos.com.mx/club/estadio
  2. ^ Cambiarán pasto del estadio Caliente - RÉCORD (Spanish)
  3. ^ Zamora, David (May 21, 2011). "Tijuana ya está en Primera División". Azteca Deportes. Retrieved May 21, 2011. 
  4. ^ televisadeportes.esmas.com/box/239778/erik-morales-retiene-cinturon-plata