Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Club: Pumas de la UNAM | Opening: 1952 | Capacity: 63,186 seats
History and description
Estadio Olímpico Universitario officially opened on the 20th of November 1952. The first match, an American football match, was played nine days later.
Estadio Olímpico Universitario was the centrepiece of the 1968 Olympics, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies, and the athletic events.
The stadium was one of the playing venues of the 1986 World Cup. It hosted three group match and the round of 16 match between Italy and France (0-2).
The eastern side of the stadium holds a mural of Diego Rivera, who had planned to cover the complete outside of the stadium with murals, but never got to this due to his death in 1957.
Estadio Olímpico Universitario is part of a complex of UNAM university buildings that has been given World Heritage status.
Estadio Olímpico Universitario is located in the south-west of Mexico City, approximately 14 kilometres from its historic centre. It is part of the main campus of the UNAM university, Mexico’s largest university.
The stadium can be reached by car following the Avenida Insurgentes Sur, one of the city’s principal avenues. Follow the avenue south until the stadium appears on the right.
Alternatively, from the Periférico motorway, exit at Eje 10 Sur/San Jeronimo and follow the road east for about two kilometres until reaching the stadium.
The metrobus is the city’s fixed-lane bright red bus system. Line 1 runs all the way down Avenida Insurgentes and can be boarded around Avenida Reforma, or at several stops in the Zona Rosa and Condesa areas. Take the bus in southern direction and get off at stop Dr. Gálvez. From there it is a 5 to 10-minute walk slightly uphill following Insurgentes.
Alternatively, you can take metro line 3 to station Copilco, find your way to the UNAM university campus, and cross the campus to the stadium. The walk will take about 20 minutes.
Address: Avenida Insurgentes Sur s/n, Ciudad Universitaria, Coyoacán, México DF
Tickets are also available on the gate on the day of the match. Pumas very rarely sell out.
Prices depend on the opponent, but will typically range from MXN 140.00 for a seat behind the goal to MXN 230.00 for the lower parts of the long sides. Prices increase to between MXN 180.00 and MXN 290.00 for high-profile matches.
Relevant Internet links
Clubpumasunam.com – Official website of the Pumas UNAM.
Mexicocity.gob.mx – Official website of the Mexico City tourism agency.
Metrobus.df.gob.mx – Website of the Metrobus transport system.
Metro.df.gob.mx – Website of the Mexico City metro.