World Cup finals venue severely damaged during Mexico City earthquake

Estadio Azteca

The Estadio Azteca, which has hosted two World Cup finals, appears to have been damaged during the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico City on Tuesday.

The 87,000-seat stadium, located in the suburb of Santa Úrsula, has a giant crack in it, according to a photo from Fox Sports Mexico.

“Due to the acontenxio quake minutes ago in Mexico City, the Estadio Azteca has fractured,” reporter Emilio León tweeted.

The Azteca was the site for the 1970 and 1986 World Cup Finals. It has hosted numerous qualifying matches.

Tuesday’s scheduled Copa Mexico match between Club America and Cruz Azul has been suspended.