Estadio de béisbol Monterrey

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Estadio de béisbol Monterrey
Location Monterrey, Nuevo León Mexico
Building chronology
Built 1997
Sultanes de Monterrey

Estadio de béisbol Monterrey is a ballpark located in Monterrey, Nuevo León. It was built in 1997 and has a capacity of 27,000 people. It is the home stadium of the Sultanes de Monterrey of the Liga Mexicana de Béisbol. It is one of the largest baseball stadiums in the Mexican League.

Estadio Monterrey hosted three San Diego Padres home games against the New York Mets in August 1996 and was the site of the first regular season major league games played outside the United States or Canada. In the first game of "La Primera Serie" on August 16th, legendary Mexican pitcher Fernando Valenzuela of the Padres got the win. It hosted another Padres game in 1999.

On May 4-6, 2018, the Padres hosted a three-game series at the ballpark, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the first of these games, on May 4th, four Dodgers pitchers - Walker Buehler, Tony Cingrani, Yimi Garcia and Adam Liberatore combined to pitch the first no-hitter ever thrown outside the United States or Canada when they defeated the Padres, 4-0. Major League Baseball returned there on April 13-14 for a pair of games between the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals, and again on May 4-5, between the Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Andrew Mearns: "Remembering the first time that Major League Baseball came to Mexico", "Cut4",, November 13, 2017. [1]