Work on Queretaro Stadium progresses

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The Alameda Olympic Stadium has an area of ​​21,116 square meters and is the only one of its kind nationwide

According to state authorities, the work of the Alameda Olympic Stadium is progressing considerably, a property better known as the Municipal Stadium and which had the most important remodeling in its history.

They report in a press release that for many years this was the entity’s most important sports venue, hosting different disciplines and being located in the heart of the city of Querétaro.

“It was inaugurated on September 29, 1939, by the then Governor Ramón Rodríguez Familiar; It was designed and built by the architects Guillermo Gayón and Félix Gómez. In 2020, the Municipal Stadium celebrated its 81st anniversary ”.

They recall that in the 1940s the sports space was used mainly for athletics and national First Force championships were held.

“It was home to the Querétaro Club that was founded on July 8, 1950, and was made up of footballers from the Piratas team and reinforced with members of other teams.”

They say that that court was trodden by Perales, Trejo, Manolo Rodríguez, Gabino Pérez, Solares, “Chino” Martínez, “Polecia” Ortega, Gavidia, Briones, Ríos and Jacobo. They wore a white uniform because it was the cheapest and had a “Q” on the front. In the 1960s, it was a franchise that had its ups and downs and even returned from the third division to the second in 1967.

They explain that after passing through the promotion division in 1977, Gallos Blancos had a great opportunity to get promotion to the maximum circuit, and he played the grand final at the Municipal Stadium against Atlante, but the Queretans lost the first leg at the stadium Azteca 4-2 and lap 1-2 with a clash at the end of the game between fans that was provoked by the Atlantic fans.

One of the most emblematic and remembered teams that stepped on this pasture was Atletas Campesinos, who on June 22, 1980, achieved the much-desired promotion to the First Division at the hands of coach Antonio Ascencio and the historic Antonio “La Tota” Carbajal, then to prevail 2-1 in the final to the Gray Bears of Toluca. The first leg (which ended 0-0) was held at the Municipal. The “Tractor” club played two seasons, 80-81 and 81-82, later, the franchise was sold to the oil union and moved to Tampico.

“In 1970 the Club de Futbol Lobos de Querétaro was a member of the professional Third Division and had the Municipal Stadium as its headquarters. The president of the club was Rubén Fajardo and under the technical direction of Héctor Hernández he entered the final where he faced Tecnológico de Celaya ”.

The first leg was played in Celaya and the Queretans returned home with the score in their favor 4-1, so in the second leg and with the Municipal bleachers bursting they were crowned when they finished tied without goals. In this way, they were promoted to the Second Division, although unfortunately the economic factor weighed on overtime and they had to return the franchise to the Mexican Soccer Federation.

Other teams that also left their mark on said property were Piratas (the club that was the base of the Gallos Blancos first team), Cobras de Querétaro who were promoted to the First Division in 1986 (not in the Municipal, but they played their first seasons in the central space sports) and Estudiantes de Querétaro that merged with the Industrial Athletes team to form the Peasant Athletes franchise, an initiative generated by businessman Armando Presa.

In addition, it has hosted several sports such as American football.

On November 19, 1988, the Major League final (which in those years was called the Mexican Major League Conference) was played, where the Foxes of the Technological Institute of Querétaro (ITQ) won the championship after defeating Los Angeles 31-28. Redskins. The most important football title for a Queretaro team was achieved at the Municipal Stadium.

Source: diariodequeretaro.com.mx

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