Estadio Ignacio Zaragoza

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Estadio Olimpico Ignacio Zaragoza
Estadio Olímpico Ignacio Zaragoza.jpg
Location Puebla, Puebla
Owner Sir. Cayetano
Capacity 22,000
Surface Grass
Opened May 1952
Pericos de Puebla (1952-1972)
Puebla F.C. (1957-1968)

Estadio Olimpico Ignacio Zaragoza is an Olympic stadium where professional football and baseball have been played. It is located in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico (110 kilometres east of Mexico City). The stadium was built in 1952 and used by local professional baseball team Pericos de Puebla from 1952 to 1972. It was also used by Puebla FC from 1957 to 1968.

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In 1981, October 17 and 18, British rock band Queen played for the Mexican Audience. The first of two concerts was the most significant, because people broke a gate of the stadium, and there were many excesses because people had not seen an event like this before. People threw many objects to stage: shoes, batteries, food, etc. And a pantyhose filled with dust was threw to the Guitar Player Brian May.

At the end, Freddie Mercury said to Mexican Audience: "Thank you for the shoes..."

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Coordinates: 19°03′17″N 98°11′11″W / 19.05472°N 98.18639°W / 19.05472; -98.18639