|Location||San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León Mexico|
|Opened||May 30, 1967|
|Owner||Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León|
|Construction cost||$23 million MXN|
|Tigres UANL (PDFMF) (1967–present)
American Bowl (1996)
The Estadio Universitario – nicknamed El Volcán (Spanish for "The Volcano") is a football stadium property of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, located in its premises at San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, at Mexico.
The construction cost was $23 million pesos when the stadium was completed in 1967. The original plan was to build the staidum with a 90,000 capacity; however, it had to be reduced due to economic problems. After the 1986 FIFA World Cup, the recognized capacity was 52,000. Later, the adjustments were made for greater comfort and security of the spectators. The stadium present capacity is 45,000.
This stadium hosted several matches of the 1986 FIFA World Cup. It has also hosted matches of the Copa Libertadores de América in 2005 and 2006, as UANL Tigres qualified to the prestigious tournament on those years and played home in it. For a short period, it was also the home venue for the Monterrey. It also hosted several matches of the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
On August 5, 1996 was played on American Bowl of Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys, winning the Chiefs by a score of 32-6, an event which recorded 52,247 paid tickets NFL, throwing a new brand and a count truthful about the capacity of the stadium.
- "Estadio Universitario". www.tigres.com.mx. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
- "Historia del Estadio". www.tigres.com.mx. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
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