Estadio Caliente

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Estadio Caliente Xoloitzcuintles
La Perrera
La Perrera Más Grande de México
Logotipo Estadio Caliente.png
Xolos estadio caliente.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
Operator Casas Geo
Capacity 27,333[1]
Field size 103 × 68 meters
Surface Artificial turf (because under the stadium floor there are hot springs which impedes the real grass growth)[2]
Construction
Broke ground August 2006
Opened November 11, 2006
Construction cost USD 30 million
Architect Héctor Troncoso-Parraga
Tenants
Tijuana (2007–present)

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

The stadium hosts home matches for the football club Club Tijuana, who play in Liga MX, 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. In 2015, the capacity was increased to 27,333. Work in the stadium still continues today. By 2017, the stadium should be completed with a final capacity of 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.

Inside the stadium there are dormitories and recreational areas for the players and coaching staff. It includes rooms build similar to hotel rooms with double beds, bathrooms and television sets and Wi-Fi. While the recreational areas includes a pool table, foosball tables, an entertainment center a library and more.[4]

Other uses[edit]

A panoramic photograph of the stadium in December 2009
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. [5]

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, Maná, Luis Miguel, Gloria Trevi, and Alejandro Sanz have performed at the stadium.

References[edit]