Mexico’s bid to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022

April 14, 2009

South Africa will host the World Cup in ten venues located in nine cities.
Capacity ranges from 42,000 to an expected 95,000.

If Mexico were to host it in 2018, the following would be in place:

  • Estadio Azteca – 105,000 – Mexico City
  • Estadio Jalisco – 68,000 – Guadalajara, Jalisco
  • Estadio Olimpico Universitario – 63,000 – Mexico City
  • Estadio Universitario “El Volcan” – 51,000 – Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
  • Estadio Leon – 50,000 – Leon, Guanajuato
  • Estadio Zapote – 50,000 – Tampico, Tamaulipas
  • Estadio Cuauhtemoc – 47,000 – Puebla, Puebla
  • Estadio Chivas – 45,500 – Guadalajara, Jalisco
  • Estadio Morelos – 42,000 – Morelia, Michoacan
  • Estadio La Corregidora – 41,000 – Queretaro, Mexico
  • Estadio Azul – 40,000 – Mexico City

The following are proposed but are disputed:

  • Estadio Internacional Monterrey – 75,000 – Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
  • Estadio Monterrey – 50,000 – Monterrey, Nuevo Leon

* Estadio Internacional Monterrey proposes that it be a stadium shared by Monterrey’s two professional teams. However, Monterrey have stated they would rather have their own venue and thus Estadio Monterrey is likely to prevail over the Internacional.

By 2018 or 2022, I am sure that we would see a number of new or expanded venues.

For a geographical idea:

Average high temperatures in July for the “host” cities I mentioned above:
Monterrey – 94
Tampico – 88
Guadalajara – 79
Leon – 79
Morelia – 78
Queretaro – 78
Mexico City – 74
Puebla – 74


3 Responses to “Mexico’s bid to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022”

  1. Thomas Rooney said

    The heat would certainly be an issue. Teams like England certainly won’t be used to it!

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  2. ali said


    Any idea who Mexico are playing on June 20th in a friendly?

    Currently in San Luis Potosi and want tow athc agame in Azteca soon.


  3. football said

    Nice post. i learned many more about the football from this post.
    thanks for posting.

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