Estadio de Béisbol Hermanos Serdán
|Location||Puebla, Puebla, Mexico|
|Opened||June 16, 1973|
|Pericos de Puebla 1973-present
Angeles Negros de Puebla 1973–1980, 1985–1987
Tigres de la Angelópolis 2002-2006
Estadio de Béisbol Hermanos Serdán (English: Brothers Serdán Baseball Stadium) is a stadium in Puebla, Mexico. It is primarily used for baseball, and is the home field of the Pericos de Puebla Mexican League baseball team. It holds 12,112 people. It is named to honor the Serdán brothers, among them was Aquiles Serdán, who were Puebla politicians who died in 1910 in Puebla at the start of the Mexican revolution.
The stadium was inaugurated on July 16, 1973 with the first ball thrown by the governor of the city at that time Guillermo Morales Blumenkron, accompanied by the commissioner of the league Alejo Peralta. In that first game Pericos de Puebla defeated Piratas de Sabinas 6-0.
It has been the home of Pericos de Puebla since 1972, also when the club was known as Angeles Negros and Angeles de Puebla and recently it has been the home of Tigres de la Angelópolis from 2002 to 2006, when they left the city of Puebla to move to Cancún, Quintana Roo.
It was 2 in the afternoon on July 16, 1973, when the governor of Puebla Lic. Guillermo Morales Blumenkron threw the first pitch accompanied by the municipal president Luis Vázquez Lapuente and the commissioner Alejo Peralta y Díaz Ceballos, along with the owners of the club Emilio Tame y William Budib with Enrique Montero Ponce who was an important person in the construction of the stadium and who help the city financially.
That day the home club Pericos de Puebla under the management of Tomás Herrera faced the Piratas de Sabinas in a 4-game series in which the first when to the home team with a victory of 6-0. The first victory pitched by Arnulfo Adame was the first in the stadium history the first loss went to Francisco Rivas.Teolindo Acosta was the first player to get a hit in the park Francisco Castro was the first player to score the first run.
The stadium has seen three league finals in its history two by Angeles Negros de Puebla in 1979 and in 1986, also one by Tigres de la Angelópolis in 2005 the three finales were owned by the local team. On May 14, 1987, the stadium held its first all-star game number 50 between the Selección Sur (South Division) and the Selección del Norte (North Division). Pitchers for the south were Jesús “Chito” Ríos, followed by Herminio Domínguez, Fredy Arroyo and the closer Salomé Barojas. North division pitchers were Adolfo Navarro, followed by the lefty Isidro Morales, Jesús Moreno, Fernández Fuson, Martín Kaine, Antonio Pulido and Ezequiel Cano. The loss went to Adolfo Navarro; the most valuable player award went to Jesús “Chuchín” González.
Aside from baseball games several other events have been held in the stadium over the years.
- Maná - February 29, 2008
- Julieta Venegas - November 8, 2008
- Tiësto - December 10, 2008
- Los Tigres del Norte - November 13, 2009
- Internacional Festival de Puebla - November 15–16, 2009
- WWE SmackDown - October 16, 2009 and May 7, 2010
- Guerra de Titanes (2011) - December 16, 2011
- Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo - basketball arena in Puebla
- Estadio Cuauhtémoc - association football stadium in Puebla