Mexico-Nigeria set a record in Los Angeles

The natural feeling of not having experienced for a long time for a football game in Los Angeles filled the surroundings of the LA Memorial College. On Saturday night, 53,258 fans gathered at the city’s Olympic Stadium to watch a friendly match between Mexico and Nigeria.

Until June 15, restrictions on social distance and limited ability were lifted in the state of California. Over the past month, stadiums for sporting events have been refilled. On the same day that the veto was removed, LA Dodgers fully opened its doors and held the brand with 52,078 fans.

Within three weeks, the Mexican team had surpassed that mark by 1,180 fans in Los Angeles, according to official figures.

Existing fans happily went home after enjoying an evening of football, but above all, goals. El Tri defeated Nigeria 4-0 by Hector Herrera, with Rojelio Funes Mori’s debut with El Tri and a goal by Jonathan Dos Santos.

Prior to the epidemic, the last event to have a capacity of over 50,000 fans in Los Angeles, the College Football Bowl Rose Bowl 2020 had an audience of 90,000 in January.

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