Estadio Carlos Iturralde

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Estadio Carlos Iturralde
Location Mérida, Yucatán
Coordinates 20°56′45″N 89°35′37″W / 20.94583°N 89.59361°W / 20.94583; -89.59361Coordinates: 20°56′45″N 89°35′37″W / 20.94583°N 89.59361°W / 20.94583; -89.59361
Opened 1987
Surface grass
Capacity 21,050
Field size 103 x 82 m
Tenants
Merida F.C.

The Estadio Carlos Iturralde is a multi-use stadium in the Mexican city of Mérida, Yucatán. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Merida F.C.. The stadium holds 21,050 people.

History[edit]

The stadium received the name Carlos Iturralde Rivero in honor of the only soccer Yucatecan soccer player to have played in the Selección de fútbol de México. The first goal scored in the history of the stadium was from the Yucatecan Alonso Diego Molina, a former player of the school Modelo.[1]

There are plans to construct a new stadium in Ucú, a suburb of Mérida. The new stadium, which is scheduled to begin construction in January 2009 and planned for completion in 2011, will hold 28,500 people.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ meridafc.com.mx (ed.). Historia del Estadio Carlos Iturralde
  2. ^ "Estadio de "primer nivel"". Diario de Yucatán. 2008-06-18.