Estadio Universitario (UANL)
|Location||San Nicolas de los Garza|
|Owner||Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León|
|Opened||May 30, 1967|
|Construction cost||23 million MXN|
Tigres UANL (1967–present)|
American Bowl (1996)
The Estadio Universitario ("University Stadium") – nicknamed El Volcán (Spanish for "The Volcano") is a football stadium located on the campus of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, Mexico.
Construction cost $23 million MXN when the stadium was completed in 1967. The official dedication occurred on May 30 of that year. Originally planned to hold nearly 90,000 spectators, the plan was downscaled to meet financial needs. After the 1986 FIFA World Cup, the stadium's official capacity was 52,000. Later, modifications were made to improve the fan experience and increase safety, resulting in a reduced capacity; the stadium currently seats 41,615.
In 2016, a proposal was floated to build a replacement venue for Tigres that would sit atop the Santa Catarina River running through central Monterrey. The proposed stadium would have seated 80,000. The National Water Commission, CONAGUA, rejected the project as potentially affecting the flow of the river (the dry riverbed was infamously developed with parks and parking facilities which were swept away in 2010's Hurricane Alex). With the rejection of the stadium on the river, renovation projects may be considered for the existing stadium.
The 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 for the prestigious tournament. For a short period, it was also the home venue for the Monterrey. It also hosted several matches of the 1983 FIFA World Youth Championship and the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Between 1973 and 1980, Monterrey, the other top-flight soccer club in Monterrey, also used the Estadio Universitario. The club departed to return to the Estadio Tecnológico beginning in September 1980.
While the Auténticos Tigres, the university's American football team, have their own stadium (the Estadio Gaspar Mass), the Estadio Universitario is normally used for playoff games and ONEFA championships. One exception was the 2016 ONEFA championship game, played at Gaspar Mass due to a playoff soccer game scheduled for the next day.
1986 FIFA World Cup
|Date||Time||Team #1||Res.||Team #2||Round||Attendance|
|2 June 1986||16:00||Morocco||0–0||Poland||Group F||19,900|
|7 June 1986||16:00||Poland||1–0||Portugal||Group F||19,915|
|17 June 1986||16:00||Morocco||0–1||West Germany||Round of 16||19,800|
|21 June 1986||16:00||West Germany||0–0 (4–1 pen.)||Mexico||Quarter-finals||41,700|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Estadio Universitario.|
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- "Historia del Estadio". www.tigres.com.mx. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
- Carvajal, Jesús (22 November 2016). "Les gusta en el Gaspar". Reforma. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
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