Sports Complex Magdalena Mixhuca

Mexico City’s Magdalena Mixhuca Sports Complex: A Hub for Athletics and Entertainment

The Magdalena Mixhuca Sports Complex, covering an area of 192 hectares, is a popular destination for sports enthusiasts in Mexico City. The complex comprises four Olympic venues: the Fernando Montes de Oca Olympic Fencing Hall, the Juan Escutia Sports Palace, the Jesús Martínez Palillo Athletics Stadium, and the Agustín Melgar Olympic Velodrome.

The Juan Escutia Sports Palace, now known as the Palacio de Deportes, is a major basketball and volleyball venue that also hosts entertainment events. It was renovated in 2014 and has hosted several international competitions such as the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship and matches in the Men’s World Volleyball League.

The Jesús Martínez Palillo Athletics Stadium was renovated in 2014 and is currently home to three of Mexico City’s American Football teams. It has also been a venue for several international competitions such as the Pan American Sports Festival and the UIPM 2018 Pentathlon World Championships.

The Fernando Montes de Oca Olympic Fencing Hall underwent extensive renovation prior to the 50th anniversary of the Games in 2018. It now includes facilities for fencing, artistic gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, and handball for use by clubs and the local community. The Agustín Melgar Olympic Velodrome was renovated in the mid-1990s and again in 2016 and is equipped with an artificial pitch for local football clubs to use. It has a concrete track that replaced its wooden one in 1997.

In addition to these venues, the Magdalena Mixhuca Sports Complex also houses other facilities such as the Hermanos Rodríguez racetrack which has hosted the Mexican Grand Prix since 2015, and Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium, Mexico City’s newest baseball venue which opened in 2019 and is home to Diablos Rojos team.

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