The Pitch: Estadio Azteca

Opened: 1966

Location: Mexico City

Club: Club America (since 1966)

Country: Mexico

Capacity: 87,000

One of only two stadiums to host two world cup finals twice accommodating 100,000 plus attendances in 1970 for Brazil verses Italy and in 1986 for West Germany and Argentina.

The Azteca is world renowned as one of the great stadiums and has been the place of some of the most iconic moments in world cup football from Pele and Carlos Alberto to Maradona and the hand of god. The venue is 7,200 feet above sea level making it one of the highest in the world.

The stadium started build in 1961 and was completed in 1966 with a then official capacity of over 107,000. As well as twice holding the world cup the Azteca also held the 1968 Summer Olympics and has recently held CONCACAF Gold Cup finals and the Confederations Cup.

Famous Finals:

1968: Hungary 4-1 Bulgaria (Olympic Football Final)

1970: Brazil 4-1 Italy (World Cup Final)

1986: Argentina 3-2 West Germany (World Cup Final)

1993: Mexico 4-0 United States (Gold Cup Final)

2003: Mexico 1-0 Brazil (Gold Cup Final)

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