La Perrera Más Grande de México
|Location||Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico|
|Field size||103 × 68 meters|
|Surface||Artificial turf (because under the stadium floor there are hot springs which impedes the real grass growth)|
|Broke ground||August 2006|
|Opened||November 11, 2006|
|Construction cost||USD 30 million|
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.
In 2009, the stadium hosted the eight-team CONCACAF Men's Under-17 Championship.
|Mexico u20||Paraguay u20||0-0|
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