Plaza México

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Plaza de Toros México
EntrancePlazaTorosDF.JPG
Entrance to Plaza Mexico bullring
General information
Type Bullring
Architectural style Brutalist architecture
Address Calle Augusto Rodín 241
Benito Juárez, Noche Buena
03710
Town or city Mexico City
Country Mexico
Current tenants Empresa de la Plaza México
Construction started April 28, 1944; 70 years ago (1944-04-28)
Inaugurated February 5, 1946; 68 years ago (1946-02-05)
Design and construction
Architect Neguib Simón
Website
www.lamexico.com

The Plaza México, situated in Mexico City, is the world's largest bullring. This 41,262-seat[1] facility is usually dedicated to bullfighting, but many boxing fights have been held there as well, including Julio César Chávez's third bout with Frankie Randall.[2][dead link] The Plaza México replaced the ancient bullbag Toreo de la Condesa in the Condesa neighborhood that was overwhelmed by the rapid development of the Mexican population. It opened on 5 February 1946 and annually since then, that date marks the date of the Corrida de Aniversario. This building was built beside the football stadium Estadio de la Ciudad de los Deportes (now Estadio Azul).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historia de la Plaza México". Plaza México. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "???". World Boxing Council. Retrieved 30 October 2014. 

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