A 10,000-seat American football stadium has opened this week in the Mexican city of Monterrey.

The Estadio Borrego replaces the Estadio Tecnólogico as the home stadium of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM). The project cost MXN620m (£25.3m/€29.3m/$32.7m).

The stadium, which took two and a half years to build, forms part of the Borregos Sports Center, which seeks to promote different sports disciplines across the university’s state-of-the-art facilities.

The Estadio Borrego has a sports science area, physiotherapy room, gymnasium and an athletes’ room study space. Other features include a ticket office, food area, elevator, press areas and a large terrace for fans to watch games.

“We are creating, for all of our students, an ecosystem that allows them to have a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance so that they develop their leadership and reach their fullness,” Bruno Zepeda, vice-president of operations at ITESM, said.

The stadium can also be expanded to have a capacity of 15,000 with mobile stands. As well as hosting the university’s American football team, the stadium will stage association football matches, concerts and other events.

Image: Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education