Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey

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Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey
Estadio de beisbol en Monterrey.jpg
Estadio de Beisbol in Monterrey, September 2007
Location Avenida Manuel L. Barragan
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico[1]
Coordinates 25°43′6.66″N 100°18′56.70″W / 25.7185167°N 100.3157500°W / 25.7185167; -100.3157500Coordinates: 25°43′6.66″N 100°18′56.70″W / 25.7185167°N 100.3157500°W / 25.7185167; -100.3157500
Capacity 27,000[2]
Field size Left Field: 325 feet (99 m)
Center Field: 405 feet (123 m)
Right Field: 325 feet (99 m)
Surface Grass
Opened 13 July 1990[3]
Tenants
Sultanes de Monterrey (1990–present)[1]
Website
www.estadiobeisbolmonterrey.com

Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey is a baseball stadium in Monterrey, Mexico. It is the home field of the Sultanes Monterrey Mexican League baseball team.[1] It holds 27,000 people,[2] making it the largest baseball stadium in Mexico and the third largest in Latin America.[4] The stadium is located meters away from the Estadio Universitario, the AFAIM stadium (an American football stadium), the Niños Heroes Park and the Niños Heroes Metro station, and not far from the Plaza de Toros Monumental Monterrey "Lorenzo Garza" (Bullring).[5]

The stadium was inaugurated in games starting on 13 July 1990 when Monterrey played host to the World Youth Baseball Championship (for players 16 years old and under).[3][6] The first LMB game was held 20 July 1990 when the Sultanes defeated the Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo in 12 innings.[3]

In 1991 it hosted some preliminary games during the Pan American Games,[7] although the baseball final series between host Cuba and Puerto Rico was held at Estadio Latinoamericano in Havana.

In August 1996,[8] it also hosted a three game series between the National League's San Diego Padres and New York Mets, marking the first time Major League Baseball was played in Mexico.[9] It was also the site of an Opening Day game between the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres in April 1999.[10]

It has also hosted several other events such as concerts. Some of the artists that have played at the stadium are the Mexican group Maná and the late Tex-mex singer Selena.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sultanes de Monterrey" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-06-20. 
  2. ^ a b "World Stadiums - Stadiums in Mexico :: Northern Mexico". Retrieved 2011-06-23. 
  3. ^ a b c Abrego, Carlos (14 July 2008). "Festeja Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey sus 18 años de vida en De Beisbol" (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Estadio Monterrey, with a capacity of 27,000, ranks behind:
    1. Estadio Latinoamericano (55,000) in Havana, Cuba
    2. Estadio La Ceiba (30,000) in Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela
    but it is larger than the Foro Sol (26,000) in Mexico City.
  5. ^ "Sitio Oficial de la Monumental Monterrey "Lorenzo Garza"" (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "// Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey //" (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "// Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey //: Eventos: Historial" (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  8. ^ http://www.retrosheet.org/neutral.htm
  9. ^ Nemec, David; Flatow, Scott. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures (2008 ed.). New York, NY: A Signet Book, Penguin Group. p. 371. ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0. 
  10. ^ "BASEBALL; Bichette and Castilla Spark Rockies in Opener in Mexico". The New York Times. 5 April 1999. Retrieved 4 July 2011.