Aztec stadium severely damaged in earthquake
The famous stadium in Mexico City – the venue for two World Cup finals – is struck by the severe earthquake.A cup match must be cancelled.
The 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico City on Tuesday also severely damaged the Aztec Stadium, the venue for the 1970 and 1986 World Cup finals.
A thick crack runs through the main stand.The cup match between the capital clubs Cruz Azul and America was cancelled.
The arena, which provided space for 115,000 spectators at the final match 31 years ago between Argentina and Germany, already has wide expansion joints to compensate for the effects of seismological shocks.
It is not yet clear when the Estadio Azteca will be able to play again.The earthquake on Tuesday took place exactly 32 years after the big earthquake of 1985 in Mexico City.At that time more than 10,000 people died.