Monday, June 14, 2010


The Mexico City Diablos Rojos will be getting a new stadium to call home. An agreement was announced last week between the Diablos and the Distrito Federal government in which a new ballpark will be built on an undetermined site in Mexico’s capital city.

The team presently plays at the Foro Sol, which originally opened in 1993 as the Autodromo concert venue in 1993. Groups such as Rush, AC/DC, Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones have performed there. The stadium has also been used as for baseball since 2000, when the long-standing Parque Segura Social was demolished to make way for a shopping mall. Foro Sol seats 26,000 for baseball games, but is often unavailable to the Diablos because it is booked for other events. The Diablos have had to move a number of home games to the former Mexican League city of Aguascalientes this season due to scheduling conflicts.

Once a site for the new ballpark is selected, work is expected to begin September 14.

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