The facility with a capacity of 20,000 people will house the Diablos Rojos
After three years of construction, the Alfredo Harp Helú baseball stadium, the new home of the Diablos Rojos del México, will be inaugurated on March 23, just before the start of the new season on April 5.
Team director Othón Díaz has announced that President López Obrador will launch the first pitch at the new stadium, located in Mexico City’s Magdalena Mixhuca sports city.
The facility broke records as Mexico’s most expensive baseball stadium with a price tag of 3.4 billion pesos (US $ 175 million).
The new home of the Diablos Rojos has a capacity of 20,000 people and is equipped with two gigantic screens to show the matches in detail, luxury seats behind the home plate and the latest generation of synthetic turf.
The home team’s new season at what will be their fourth new stadium in 100 years will kick off on April 5 with a game against Los Tigres of Quintana Roo.
The Diablos Rojos, or Red Devils, are a triple A minor league team whose home stadium is currently the 5,200-seat Estadio Fray Nano.
It is the last of several recently built baseball stadiums. Others are the Pan American Stadium in Guadalajara, which opened in 2011; Sonora Stadium in Hermosillo, which opened in 2013; Tomateros Stadium in Culiacán, Sinaloa, 2015; and the Yaquis house in Ciudad Obregón in 2016.