Estadio Nemesio Díez

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Estadio Nemesio Díez
"La Bombonera"
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Location Toluca, Mexico
Owner Toluca
Operator Toluca
Capacity 31,000[1]
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground 1953
Opened August 18, 1954
Renovated 2015-2017
Tenants
Toluca (1954-Present)

The Estadio Nemesio Díez, (formerly Estadio Luis Dosal) nicknamed La Bombonera, is one of the oldest football stadiums in Mexico. Opened on August 18, 1954, with a capacity of 18,651 seats, it is located in the city of Toluca, Mexico, near Mexico City. It is the home of Deportivo Toluca Fútbol Club. Because of its location this stadium has hosted two World Cups (1970 and 1986). One former nuance about this stadium is that it did not have a lighting system which forced the local team, as a tradition to play with sunlight. However, this has changed with Toluca's entry into the Copa Sudamericana because CONMEBOL has a policy stating that all teams participating in the cup must have a lighting system available in their stadiums.

Renovation (2015 - 2017)[edit]

With an investment of 800 million pesos, it was announced to remodel Nemesio Diez stadium by 2017, when Club Deportivo Toluca fulfill its centenary and celebrate it with new, functional stadium.

Within the Nemesio Diez, four macro support columns that will sustain the stadium structure will be built to replace the current columns obstructing visibility. In the shadow stands, a second level will be built so the capacity, which currently stands at 22,000 will increase to 31,000.

The project also includes four giant screens at each end of the building, replacement of all seats and a sunroof in the preferred shade to assist in the process of sunny grass of the field.

The stadium officially opened on January 15, 2017 with a league match against Club America. The first goal was scored by Gabriel Hauche for toluca with a screamer outside of the box. Toluca FC eventually won the match 2-1.

The stadium will be 100% complete by the summer 2017 where it has been confirmed that the club will play against Atletico Madrid for the official inauguration of the stadium.[2]

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References[edit]

2. https://www.tolucafc.com/estadio

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Coordinates: 19°17′14.23″N 99°40′0.46″W / 19.2872861°N 99.6667944°W / 19.2872861; -99.6667944