Facility Assessment: Mexico City

So far, there are no reports of damage to live-performance facilities in Mexico City as it begins to recover from a devastating Sept. 19 earthquake.

Sources tell Pollstar that there is no damage to the 55,000-capacity

Ricky Martin tweeted that he is postponing his concert at el Zocalo originally planned for Sept. 20.

Auditorio Nacional
Pierre-Selim Huard
– Auditorio Nacional

Meanwhile, there have been reports that a giant crack has appeared at Estadio Azteca, the massive stadium that is scheduled to host an NFL battle between the New England Patriots and the Oakland Raiders Nov. 19.  However, what was recently reported as a crack beneath the upper deck is apparently nothing more than a standard separation common in earthquake mitigation design.

At least 225 have died from the 7.1 earthquake, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has declare three days of mourning for the devastation. 

El Estadio Azteca
– El Estadio Azteca