• Short Summary

    Mexico City's Aztec Stadium where the final of the World Cup will be played, is one the biggest and most luxurious in the world.

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    Mexico City's Aztec Stadium where the final of the World Cup will be played, is one the biggest and most luxurious in the world.

    Seating more than 100,000 people, it has spectator facilities almost unrivalled in any other stadium including 600 private boxes,and a presidential suite.

    From the top of the towering stands the players on the field look like ants.

    Inside the stadium itself is a network of roads so that the owners of the private boxes can drive to within 20 yards of their own entrances.

    The private boxes are leased for 99 years and inside they have their own bars and swivel seating inside a glass enclosure, with space outside for nine to a dozen people.

    There have been two major additions for the world cup...a new presidential box is being built above the lavish presidential suite, and the entire playing surface of the stadium is being relaid. A team of experts has gone form England to supervise the resurfacing.

    World cup spectators will be able to travel to the stadium on a new underground railway.

    World Cup attention will be focused on the stadium first on May the 31st when the teams taking part in the competition will parade and the competition will open with a match between Mexico and the Soviet Union.

    Several competition matches will be played in the stadium and on June the 21st the stadium will become the centre of world football attention when the final of the World Cup will be fought there.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9QDIVZLEUF1AK71OIHLYHVBN2
    Media URN:
    VLVA9QDIVZLEUF1AK71OIHLYHVBN2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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