Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, State of Mexico

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Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, State of Mexico
ITESM Campus Estado de Mexico Cedetec.jpg
The Cedetec building (2008)
Established 9 September 1976 [1]
Parent institution Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
Location Atizapán de Zaragoza, Mexico
19°35′39″N 99°13′41″W / 19.5942°N 99.228103°W / 19.5942; -99.228103Coordinates: 19°35′39″N 99°13′41″W / 19.5942°N 99.228103°W / 19.5942; -99.228103
Website www.cem.itesm.mx

The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, State of Mexico Campus (in Spanish: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México) commonly shortened as Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México or ITESM Campus Estado de México, is a campus of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education private university system in Atizapán de Zaragoza, Mexico, on greater Mexico City.

Athletics[edit]

Estadio TEC CEM is a stadium located near Mexico City, Mexico, at the municipality of Atizapán de Zaragoza. This sporting facility was built in 1983 as a part of the original planning of the university facilities of the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Estado de Mexico (ITESM-CEM). It was the first stadium with an entirely artificial game surface. It is primarily used for American football and is the home field of the Borregos Salvajes - CEM. Estadio TEC CEM holds 14,000 people, the athletic track has a length of 400 metres and has six lanes. The stadium includes other facilities such as a jump track, two mini soccer fields and an electronic scoreboard.

The stadium has a large main stand that accommodates the local partiality, the radio and TV cabins and the local sound. When needed, the capacity can be expanded to three more stands in front of the main stand and an additional stand behind one of the end zones.

Due to the artificial game surface, the stadium is nicknamed El corral de plástico (literally, the plastic corral).

History[edit]

Bombing

On 8 August 2011, a homemade bomb detonated at Monterrey Tech. A professor named Armando Herrera walked through the school's hallways with the bomb hidden inside a package, thinking it was actually an academic award that was given to him. He made it up to his colleague, Alejandro Aceves, and asked for him to open it with him. As soon as Aceves opened it, the bomb detonated.[2] Personnel of Mexican Army, Attorney General for Justice of the State of Mexico and State Security Agency discovered that the device came with FedEx stamps and it was addressed to the academic. State of Mexico Governor Enrique Peña Nieto called the incident as an "isolated incident but serious."[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historia del Campus Estado de México" (in Spanish). Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México. Retrieved 2008-09-02. 
  2. ^ "El profesor que recibió el paquete bomba pensó que era un regalo". Excélsior (in Spanish). 9 August 2008. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Explota paquete en Tec-Edomex; hay dos heridos
  4. ^ 10 datos de la explosión en el Tec Estado de México: Multimedia