City is a great place to watch baseball.
One of the most storied teams in Mexican Baseball League's Southern
Division, the Guerreros de Oaxaca (Oaxaca Warriors) play at the
Eduardo Vasconcelos stadium located 15 blocks northwest of the Zócalo
and three blocks east of the ADO
bus station on Niños Heroes de Chapultepec.
The season runs March-August and play-offs are in September. The
Mexican League is a AAA-level baseball minor league.
TIP -- If you go to an evening game, take a jacket to keep
warm. After sunset, the temperature drops quickly. During the rainy
season, bring an umbrella.
For news and standings, consult MLB's team
page. MLB also provides the roster
for the Guerreros and league
Mexican teams have mascots AND cheerleaders. Oaxaca's featured
dancers are the Guerreritas or the 'Warriorettes.' (Photo)
The playing field dimensions are 350 feet down the left field line,
320 feet down the right field line, 380 and 360 feet to the left
and right field power alleys, and 410 feet to the deepest point
in center field. The artificial turf is always green.
The Eduardo Vasconcelos stadium was first constructed in 1950 and
renovated in 1996. The stadium has a seating capacity of 7,500.
New in 2008 is a large video screen that shows crowd shots and Tato-cam.
WHERE TO SIT
If you want to catch a bit of sun, sit behind third base. If you
want a great mountain view, sit behind first base. If you prefer
immerse yourself in the noise and Guerreromania, sit behind home
plate. If you want the cheap seats, head toward the seats behind
If you get bored, compare the number of Banamex
advertisements. Extra points if you can spot the promotion for a
Games are webcast online!