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Estadio Olimpico Universitario

Estadio Olímpico Universitario Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in the Ciudad Universitaria in Mexico City. It is the homeground of the American club Pumas de la UNAM. The crowd capacity of this stadium is 52,000.


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History


The construction of the stadium began in the year 1950 and was opened on 20 November 1952. With a capacity of about 72000, it was the largest stadium in Mexico at that time.


The first match in this stadium was an American football match played on 29 November in the same year.


This stadium is a part of the UNAM university campus which has been given a world heritage status.


Major matches


The Pan American Games in 1955 saw some games played at the Estadio Olimpico Universitario. It has also contested football matches of 1968 Summer Olympics.


It was also one of the venues for the 1986 FIFA World Cup. It hosted Group F, round two and quarter-final matches during the tournament.


Controversies


Two sprinters from the U.S. Tommie Smith and John Carlos were standing on the podium during the 1968 Olympics. They raised their fists wearing black gloves while the national anthem was being played as a sign of protest against their country.


Recent matches


The Liga MX match between Pumas UNAM and Santos Laguna was the most recent game played here. There were no goals scored in the first half. In the second half, J Furch scored the first goal (55’), with A Mendonza scoring the equaliser 11 minutes later.


Djaniny again took Santos Laguna in the lead in the 69th minute. This time, it was J Gallardo who equalised 15 minutes later.

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