Estadio Francisco Villa

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Estadio Francisco Villa
Coloso de Tres Cruces
FranciscoVilla-Interior.jpg
Interior of the stadium
Full name Estadio Francisco Villa
Location Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico
Coordinates 22°46′0.44″N 102°32′57.40″W / 22.7667889°N 102.5492778°W / 22.7667889; -102.5492778Coordinates: 22°46′0.44″N 102°32′57.40″W / 22.7667889°N 102.5492778°W / 22.7667889; -102.5492778
Capacity 13,820[1]
Surface Grass
Scoreboard Manual
Construction
Opened 1986[2]
Renovated 2014
Tenants

Real Sociedad de Zacatecas (Ascenso MX) (1996 - 2003)

Aguilas Reales (Segunda División de México) (2007-2014)
Tuzos UAZ (Segunda División de México) (2013-present)

Mineros De Zacatecas (Ascenso MX) (2014-present)

Estadio Francisco Villa is a multi-use stadium in Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico. It is used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium for the new Ascenso MX side Mineros de Zacatecas. The stadium has a capacity of 13,820 people.

History[edit]

The stadium was opened in 1986 with a game between the Leones Negros UdeG and the South Korea National Team. Leones win 1-0, the next day, Zacatecas State team defeated another time the Asians. This stadium was originally part of a project to give Zacatecas city a multi-purpose stadium, also a Sports Complex and other venues.

Sports[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Francisco Villa is used for Zacatecas regional track and field events and practices.

Football[edit]

A friendly match between Santos and America in 2011

Villa was home for several football teams, the highest level to be played in the Villa Stadium is the Liga de Ascenso, where the Real Sociedad de Zacatecas franchise played nine seasons from 1997 to 2003, reaching the final once in 1997, and Mineros de Zacatecas currently plays in the second level since 2014, having played the semifinals twice. Other leagues were the Zacatecan teams played were the Segunda Division, currently with the UAZ team and the Mineros' "farm" team in that division. Segunda B, Tercera Division and amateur leagues in the Zacatecas area. Villa hosted some friendly matches between Primera Division Teams.

  • 2007: Necaxa 0-0 Saprissa (Costa Rica)
  • 2011: Santos 1-2 Jaguares
  • 2011: Santos 2-1 America
  • 2013: Monterrey 0-1 Jaguares

In 1996. The Zacatecas stadium hosted a regular season game between Santos and Guadalajara (1-1).

Concerts[edit]

Miguel Bosé. Alejandro Sanz. Vicente Fernández. Kumbia Kings, Joan Sebastian and Pepe Aguilar are some of the artists who had performed at the Villa.

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