Foro Sol

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Foro Sol (Sun Forum)
Infierno Solar[1][2][3][4][5]
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Foro Sol
Location Av. Viaducto Río Piedad y Río Churubusco s/n
Col. Granjas México Delegación Iztacalco, C.P. 08400
Mexico City, Mexico[1]
Coordinates 19°24′17.6″N 99°5′45.4″W / 19.404889°N 99.095944°W / 19.404889; -99.095944Coordinates: 19°24′17.6″N 99°5′45.4″W / 19.404889°N 99.095944°W / 19.404889; -99.095944
Owner Mexico City Government (CDMX)
Operator Grupo CIE
Capacity Concerts: 65,000
Baseball: 26,000
Field size Left Field: 326 feet (99 m)
Center Field: 417 feet (127 m)
Right Field: 333 feet (101 m)[1]
Surface FieldTurf
Opened 1993
Tenants
Mexico Tigres (LMB) 2000–2001
Mexico City Red Devils (LMB) 2000–2014

Foro Sol (English: Sun Forum) is a sports and concert venue built in 1993 inside the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in eastern Mexico City.[1][6] It is located near the Mexico City International Airport and is operated by Grupo CIE.[7]

The venue was originally built for staging large music concerts. Initially called the Autódromo, it could accommodate up to 50,000 people.[6] Since 2000, it has been used as a baseball stadium as well, because the only other major baseball stadium in Mexico City (Parque del Seguro Social, formerly Parque Delta) was demolished to build a shopping mall (the shopping mall is named Parque Delta and features a baseball theme).

It was home to the Diablos Rojos del México, a Mexican Baseball League team,[1][6] and hosted Pool B of the 2009 World Baseball Classic March 8–12, 2009.[8]

Its name comes from a popular beer brand of the Cervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma group.[9]

Foro Sol is the second largest concert venue in Mexico City; the largest, Estadio Azteca, has a capacity of 105,064.[10]

Madonna was the first world-class act to perform at the Foro Sol on 12 November 1993, when it was called Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez for her first visit to Mexico in the Girlie Show tour on 10, 12 and 13 November 1993.

Notable events[edit]

The venue is the host of Vive Latino, an annual multi-day rock music festival. It is one of the most important rock en español music festivals in the world, featuring a great variety of Mexican, Latin and Spanish groups of many genres, including performances of bands like Café Tacuba, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Gustavo Cerati, Ozomatli, Sepultura, Ska-P and non-Spanish speaking bands like The Wailers, Jane's Addiction, Deftones, The Chemical Brothers and The Mars Volta.

Panorama of Foro Sol

Concerts[edit]

Concerts at Foro Sol
Date Artist Tour Attendance
10, 12, 13 November 1993 Madonna The Girlie Show World Tour 137,234
25, 27 November 1993 Paul McCartney The New World Tour 101,910
9, 10 April 1994 Pink Floyd The Division Bell Tour 90,476
14, 16, 18, 20 January 1995 The Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge Tour 204,020
23 October 1997 David Bowie Earthling Tour
2, 3 December 1997 U2 PopMart Tour 106,966
7, 9 February 1998 The Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon Tour 88,700
9 January 2001 Iron Maiden Brave New World Tour
23, 24, 25 March 2001 Backstreet Boys Black & Blue Tour
19 October 2001 Eric Clapton Reptile World Tour
19 March 2002 Roger Waters In the Flesh
27, 28 July 2002 Britney Spears Dream Within a Dream Tour 102,522
5 October 2002 Rush Vapor Trails Tour
14, 15 February 2003 Shakira Tour of the Mongoose 88,163
26 February 2006 The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang
4, 5 May 2006 Depeche Mode Touring the Angel 105,040
21, 22 October 2006 Robbie Williams Close Encounters Tour
6 March 2007 Roger Waters The Dark Side of the Moon Live 54,344
27 May 2007 Shakira Oral Fixation Tour 48,491
27 May 2007 High School Musical High School Musical: The Concert 35,139
18 January 2008 Tiësto Elements of Life World Tour
24 February 2008 Iron Maiden Somewhere Back in Time World Tour 60,000
29, 30 November 2008 Madonna Sticky & Sweet Tour 104,270
26 February 2009 Iron Maiden Somewhere Back in Time World Tour
4, 6, 7 June 2009 Metallica World Magnetic Tour
3, 4, October 2009 Depeche Mode Tour of the Universe 88,380
6, 7, March 2010 Coldplay Viva la Vida Tour
27, 28, May 2010 Paul McCartney Up and Coming Tour
24 September 2010 Bon Jovi The Circle Tour 44,124
18 March 2011 Iron Maiden The Final Frontier World Tour 47,489
2, 3 April 2011 Shakira The Sun Comes Out World Tour
5, 6 May 2011 Lady Gaga The Monster Ball Tour 111,060
26 May 2011 Miley Cyrus Gypsy Heart Tour 55,000
1, 2 October 2011 Justin Bieber My World Tour 94,449
24 November 2011 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Twenty Tour
3 December 2011 Britney Spears Femme Fatale Tour 57,000
27, 28 April 2012 Roger Waters The Wall Live 82,811
29 September 2012 Kiss, Mötley Crüe The Tour
14 October 2012 Florence and the Machine Ceremonials Tour
26 October 2012 Lady Gaga Born This Way Ball 37,260
24, 25 November 2012 Madonna The MDNA Tour 84,382
9 February 2013 Swedish House Mafia One Last Tour 36,657
13 April 2013 The Killers Battle Born World Tour 56,375
8 June 2013 One Direction Take Me Home Tour 108,050
17 September 2013 Iron Maiden Maiden England World Tour 49,332
29 September 2013 Bon Jovi Because We Can 35,222
18, 19, November 2013 Justin Bieber Believe Tour 98,358
28 November 2015 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam 2015 Latin America Tour 60,106
29 February, 1 March 2016 Maroon 5 Maroon V Tour 117,296
14, 17 March 2016 The Rolling Stones América Latina Olé Tour 2016 117,567
15, 16, 17 April 2016 Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams Tour 195,192
19, 20 April 2016 Guns N' Roses Not in This Lifetime... Tour 131,198
16 November 2016 Black Sabbath The End Tour 60,506
18, 19, 21 February 2017 Justin Bieber Purpose World Tour 155,201
1, 3, 5 March 2017 Metallica WorldWired Tour 197,745
3, 4 October 2017 U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017
2, 3 February 2018 Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour
11, 13 March 2018 Depeche Mode Global Spirit Tour

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Foro Sol" (in Spanish). Diablos Rojos del México. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Clem, Andrew G. (10 April 2011). "Clem's Baseball ~ Foro Sol". Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Retornan al Infierno Solar". Ediciones Impresas Milenio (in Spanish). Milenio Diario, S.A. de C.V. 12 May 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Los Leones llegan al 'infierno solar' - Mexican League News" (in Spanish). 9 May 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Conciertos en Foro Sol, Ciudad de México – Last.fm" (in Spanish). Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c "World Stadiums - Stadiums in Mexico :: Central Mexico". Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Corporación Interamericana de Entretenimiento, S.A.B. de C.V. (2010 Annual Report)" (PDF) (in Spanish). Grupo CIE. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Schedule (2009 World Baseball Classic)". MLB.com. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Sol beer, imported bottled beer from Mexico - Mexican beer - Sol". Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "El Azteca, cuna de campeones" (in Spanish). FIFA. 29 March 2009. Retrieved 2011-07-02.