Estadio Nuevo Laredo

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Estadio Nuevo Laredo
Estadio Nuevo Laredo
Location Ciudad Deportiva in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
Coordinates 27°28′49″N 99°35′31″W / 27.48028°N 99.59194°W / 27.48028; -99.59194Coordinates: 27°28′49″N 99°35′31″W / 27.48028°N 99.59194°W / 27.48028; -99.59194
Owner City of Nuevo Laredo
Capacity 12,000
Field size Baseball: LF: 325 ft, CF: 400 ft, RF: 325 ft
Surface FieldTurf
Construction
Broke ground 2007
Built 2007
Opened 2008
Architect Antonio Medina
Tenants
Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo
Map of Ciudad Deportiva:
1.Estadio Nuevo Laredo
2.Nuevo Laredo Multidisciplinary Gymnasium
3. Tennis and Squash Courts
4. Future Soccer Stadium

The Estadio Nuevo Laredo (Nuevo Laredo Stadium), is a 12,000 seat baseball stadium located in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. It is home to the Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo from the Mexican Baseball League. The stadium was completed in 2007 as part of Phase I of Ciudad Deportiva, a new sports complex that also houses the Nuevo Laredo Multidisciplinary Gymnasium.[1] The stadium was inaugurated on March 20, 2008 in a game in which the Tecolotes defeated 5-0 the Acereros de Monclova. The stadium has been criticized because of its distance from the city, despite public transportation that has routes from strategic points before and after games. Estadio Nuevo Laredo is located at 27°28′49″N 99°35′31″W / 27.48028°N 99.59194°W / 27.48028; -99.59194 (27.468979, -99.591972).

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At the end of the 2007 season of the Mexican Baseball League, work began to make efforts to have a professional baseball team return to Nuevo Laredo. After several visits by personnel of the league to the new stadium they agreed to bring back a baseball team and in November 2007 it was announced that the Rieleros de Aguascalientes would become the Tecolotes de Nuevo Laredo for the 2008 season. The stadium is considered one of the best in the league. The field is made from synthetic grass, becoming the third of its kind in the league. Because it was recently constructed, the surface of Estadio Nuevo Laredo is more sophisticated and more similar to natural grass than the two other fields in the Mexican League. It is planned to construct a giant screen and a ceiling covering the seating area.[2]

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