It is not every day that a musician of the caliber of Shakira goes on tour in Mexico. The Colombian superstar played two concerts this past weekend at the Estadio Azteca as part of her El Dorado World Tour, and in the process may have left some real sporting repercussions. The pitch at the Estadio Azteca was evidently left in ruins, and the stadium groundskeeper told Mediotiempo on Monday, that some of the damage may be irreversible.
Those rips don't lie.— Cesar Hernandez (@cesarhfutbol) October 16, 2018
The field at the Estadio Azteca doesn't appear to be in the best shape after a couple of recent Shakira concerts.
Hopefully it'll be ready for America vs Xolos this weekend. #LigaMXeng https://t.co/6YDWvHawh5
The news comes in light of what has been arguably the worst conditions the Azteca pitch has seen in the last few years. Part of the reason has been Cruz Azul’s move from the Estadio Azul to the Estadio Azteca. The stadium’s work load has essentially doubled, hosting a game an average of every seven days. At the same time, the rainy weather of Mexico City hasn’t exactly made things better, as some parts of the city have witnessed record rainfall.
All of this doesn’t bode well for the Clásico Joven game between Cruz Azul and Club América in Week 14, let alone this weekend’s clash between las Águilas and Xolos de Tijuana.
Things aren’t going to get any better either. The stadium is also set to host an NFL game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs in about a month’s time.
Don’t you miss the old Estadio Azteca?