Estadio Universitario

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For the stadium in Toluca, Mexico, see Estadio Universitario Alberto Chivo Cordova.
Estadio Universitario
El Volcán
Estadio Universitario UANL.jpg
Location San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León  Mexico
Coordinates 25°43′22.10″N 100°18′43.40″W / 25.7228056°N 100.3120556°W / 25.7228056; -100.3120556Coordinates: 25°43′22.10″N 100°18′43.40″W / 25.7228056°N 100.3120556°W / 25.7228056; -100.3120556
Owner Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
Operator CEMEX
Capacity 41,615[1]
Surface Grass
Opened May 30, 1967[2][3]
Construction cost $23 million MXN
Tigres UANL (1967–present)
American Bowl (1996)

The Estadio Universitario – nicknamed El Volcán (Spanish for "The Volcano") is a football stadium located at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in its premises at San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, at Mexico.


The construction cost was $23 million MXN when the stadium was completed in 1967. Originally planned for a near 90,000 spectator capacity, the plan was downscaled to meet financial needs.[4] 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's present capacity is 41,615.[4]


The stadium is home venue for the Tigres UANL. Made for the UANL's American football team Auténticos Tigres. It was given to Sinergia Deportiva as part of Tigres assets.

This stadium hosted several matches of the 1986 FIFA World Cup. It also hosted Copa Libertadores de América matches in 2005 and 2006, when Tigres qualified to the prestigious tournament. 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 the stadium hosted the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys in the American Bowl, the Chiefs winning by a score of 32-6. The event recorded 52,247 paid tickets.


British rock band Queen performed during The Game Tour on October 9, 1981, to more than 150,000 fans on their first and only tour of Mexico.

Artists and bands such as Rod Stewart, Guns N´ Roses, The Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden, The Cure, Coldplay, Shakira, Aerosmith and Metallica have performed at the stadium.[4]

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