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Experiencia Rayada

A couple of weeks ago I toured the new stadium with my dad, brothers and their kids and wives. I had already been to the game but for some reason they didn’t let me use the jacuzzi in the locker room that time. Conspicuously absent were my own kid and wife. I suppose they don’t care and I’ll go to Russia by myself in 2018.

The tour is called Experiencia Rayada and here are a few pics.

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Trophies. One more to be added in a few weeks.

 

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Home team bench. Very sweaty men usually sit here. I wonder if anyone wipes the seats clean.
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Press briefings room.
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Museum.
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Outside the stadium.
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Awesome views.

The Iron Giant

I finally got to go to Monterrey’s new stadium, the recently inaugurated Estadio BBVA Bancomer. What a beauty – I felt like I was in a different country altogether.

I actually went twice: on April 23 to watch Monterrey 3-2 Queretaro, and then to the Experiencia Rayada tour.

I will miss the decrepit homeyness of Estadio Tecnológico where I spent countless afternoons of soccer; that said, this place is amazing. See for yourself: photos from the match day. Photos from the tour in a separate post.

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Outside the stadium.
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Impressive.
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You can watch the game from the restaurant as well.
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The view, at half time.

 

Estadio Tecnológico – Panorama

This was taken last weekend by Jaco during Monterrey vs América and I promised to post it. Monterrey is leaving their old home soon to go to their new one.

Click to zoom in. It’s a very nice photo especially when you consider it was taken from a cell phone (iPhone 6).

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Photo of the day #41: Tigres VS Monterrey

Israel Jiménez seems far from pleased after scoring the own goal that sealed Tigres' defeat against arch-enemy Monterrey.
“La Palmera” Rivas looks unhappy after Israel Jiménez in Tigres’ defeat against arch-enemy Monterrey.

Top ranked Tigres was eliminated by #9 ranked and arch-rival Rayados de Monterrey in the Mexican Soccer League Quarterfinals. This is the third time in a row that Tigres is defeated by Monterrey in a playoff derby. More info.

Update May 13, 2013: Small corrections. Thanks to Arturito and Juan Carlos for pointing them out.

Tricampeones

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MONTERRY, Mexico — Faced with a two-goal deficit entering the final 30 minutes, Monterrey pulled off a comeback for the ages to win the CONCACAF Champions League crown for a record third consecutive time on Wednesday night.

Unbelievable. More info on CONCACAF.com.

Bajofondo at SXSW 2013

I’m not one to make excuses, but my SXSW 2013 posts have been delayed due to unforeseen hard drive issues. However, I was watching a video of Bajofondo’s concert at Auditorium Shores this year, and lo-and-behold, there’s the back of my big head wearing my Rayados hat.

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Sadly that’s an older hat. The newer one (as seen at ACL 2012) was lost in Indonesia.