Arena Mexico, also known as the Cathedral of Lucha Libre, is where you can see professional wrestling matches live and up close every week. Occasionally, you can see boxing here as well. Whatever kind of match you attend, however, you can expect an energetic atmosphere.

Kids are welcome at the matches, but the noise may be bothersome to particularly young kids and, of course, it's up to the parents to decide whether or not the subject matter is too violent for their kids. Most events here last a few hours, but that can vary quite a bit depending on the event.

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What are the highlights of Arena Mexico in Mexico City

The central highlight of Arena Mexico is how important it is for the sport of lucha libre. All of Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre feature events and pay-per-view matches are held here, so you have the opportunity to see it all in person. Aside from those major events, you'll find 2 weekly matches most weeks.

Even if you've never engaged in lucha libre before, it can be quite a spectacle to behold. While it does certainly feature elements of wrestling popular in the United States, you'll also see several other kinds of martial arts on display, with judo being one of the most prevalent.

What else is good to know about Arena Mexico in Mexico City?

Before you see a match at Arena Mexico, there are some factors to remember. You'll want to arrive early to avoid having to wait in any long lines. Once you enter, you'll have the time to check out the stands offering handmade merchandise representing lucha libre wrestlers.

When visiting the arena for a match, you may want to take some time to check out other nearby attractions. Mercado de Artesanias La Ciudadela is a popular handicraft market to the north, and you'll find several restaurants and bars surrounding the arena for a quick bite before or after the match.

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Arena Mexico in Mexico City

Ubicación: Av. de las Granjas 800, Santa Barbara, Azcapotzalco, 02230 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

Teléfono: +52 55 6235 7016