The Estadio Nemesio Díez, nicknamed La Bombonera, is one of the oldest football stadiums in Mexico. Originally opened on August 8, 1954, with a capacity of 30,000 seats, it is located in the city of Toluca, Mexico, near Mexico City. It is the home of Deportivo Toluca Fútbol Club. With an investment of 800 million MXN (about 40 million USD), the announcement to remodel The Nemesio Diez stadium by 2017 was made, when Club Deportivo Toluca celebrates its centenary and does so with a modernized and more functional stadium. The last phase of renovation included Big Span Structure’s covering all of the stadium’s outer cladding, created with 150,000 sq.ft. of metallic silver PVC mesh with accent signage in red and white, the club’s colors.
Because of its location this stadium has hosted two World Cups (1970 and 1986). The stadium sits at an altitude of roughly 8,750 feet (2,670 m) above sea level, one of the highest altitude stadiums in North America.