Plaza de Toros México

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Plaza México)
Jump to: navigation, search
"Plaza Mexico" redirects here. For other uses, see Plaza Mexico (disambiguation).
Plaza de Toros México
EntrancePlazaTorosDF.JPG
Entrance to Plaza México bullring
General information
Type Bullring
Architectural style Brutalist architecture
Address Calle Augusto Rodín, 241,[1]
Benito Juárez, Noche Buena
03710
Town or city Mexico City
Country Mexico
Current tenants Empresa de la Plaza México
Construction started April 28, 1944; 72 years ago (1944-04-28)
Inaugurated February 5, 1946; 70 years ago (1946-02-05)
Design and construction
Architect Modesto C. Rolland
Website
www.lamexico.com

The Plaza de Toros México, situated in Mexico City, is the world's largest bullring. This 41,262-seat[2] facility is usually dedicated to bullfighting, but many boxing fights have been held there as well, including Julio César Chávez's third bout with Frankie Randall.[3] The Plaza México replaced the ancient bullring Toreo de la Condesa in the Condesa neighborhood that was overwhelmed by the rapid development of the Mexican population. It opened on 5 February 1946 and annually since then, that date marks the date of the Corrida de Aniversario. This building was built beside the football stadium Estadio de la Ciudad de los Deportes (now Estadio Azul).

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]