Club America Soccer stadium or simply Azteca is considered by Club America, as their own home ground because this is where they play all their home games. Club America is one of the legendary teams in Mexico. Each of the fabled soccer teams has their own favorite playing field they called home ground.
The Aztec Stadium or Azteca was planned by the world renowned architect in the name of Pedro Ramirez Vazquez, a native of Mexico. The sports ground was launched on the 29th day of May in the year 1966. The inauguration was highlighted by the game between Club America and Torino F.C. wherein the two teams tied in the score of 2-2.
Aside from being the home ground of America, the stadium also boasts of the record as the one and only pitch that has been able to host not only one World Cup finals but two, a record that the stadium held until now.
The record goal was made by Arlindo Dos Santos. It was the first goal ever made on that stadium during Club America and Torino F.C.’s Club America match, the match that opened the stadium during its inauguration attended by 107,4943 viewers. The inaugural kick was made by the Mexican President itself Gustavo Diaz Ordaz and it was witnessed by FIFA President Sir Stanley Rous.
The modern lighting system for the stadium was inaugurated a little bit later. The day was June 5, 1966 when the stadium’s lights were switched on to give illumination to the match between Valencia C.F. and Nexaca. The Honduran Jose Cardona made the first goal and Valencia C.F. emerged victorious on that match with a score of 3 against 1 of Nexaca.
A commemorative plaque was placed in the Club America Soccer Stadium in honor of the players who scored the first daylight goal as well as the first night game scorer.