Estadio Universitario Beto Ávila

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This article is about the baseball stadium in the city of Veracruz. For the baseball stadium in Cancún, see Estadio de Béisbol Beto Ávila.
Estadio Universitario Beto Ávila
Location Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
Coordinates 19°9′54.35″N 96°7′21.85″W / 19.1650972°N 96.1227361°W / 19.1650972; -96.1227361Coordinates: 19°9′54.35″N 96°7′21.85″W / 19.1650972°N 96.1227361°W / 19.1650972; -96.1227361
Capacity 7,782[1]
Opened 1992[2]
Tenants
Rojos del Águila de Veracruz (1992–present)

Estadio Universitario Beto Ávila is a stadium in Veracruz, Mexico.[2] It is primarily used for baseball and serves as the home stadium for the Rojos del Águila de Veracruz.[2] The stadium has a capacity of 7,782 people.[1] Prior to this stadium they played at the Parque Deportivo Veracruzano.

The stadium is named to honor Veracruz native Beto Ávila who played for the Cleveland Indians and a few other Major League Baseball teams before returning to play his last year (1960) as a player for the Tigres del México.[3] After retiring from active play Beto Ávila worked to further organize and advance the sport of baseball in Mexico.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "World Stadiums - Stadiums in Mexico :: Istmo & Gulf of Mexico". Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Historia" (in Spanish). p. 4. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  3. ^ a b Goldstein, Richard (28 October 2004). "Bobby Avila, 78, One of the First Prominent Latin Major Leaguers". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 July 2011.