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Leones de Yucatán, the Passion for Baseball

08 may 2024
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Leones de Yucatán, the Passion for Baseball

Baseball season in Yucatán begins in April and with it the vibrant fans that gather at the stadium. But what brings hundreds of people from all over the state to Kukulcan Alamo Stadium? Childhood nostalgia, memories with family and friends, celebrations and cheers, world-class players, a great sense of community... but above all, an endless parade of delicious street food.  

Some say that soccer brings us together, but in Yucatán the sport that brings us together like no other is baseball. With more than 50 years of history in the Mexican Baseball League, the Leones de Yucatán are positioned as one of the best teams in the country. For sports fans, every game of the Melenudos is a professional spectacle.   

In addition, baseball is experienced in every corner of the state; community leagues for men, women and men's and women's teams are part of everyday life. For many years, Yucatecan baseball legends such as Rayo Arredondo, Ray Torres, Juan José Pacho and Osvaldo Morejón even teamed up with local little leagues in the off-season and played with the fans, creating a great sense of belonging and community.   

 

Leones de Yucatán - Kukulcán ÁlamoAttending the Kukulcan is an immersion into Yucatecan culture. Locals, travelers and new Yucatecans; experts and not so knowledgeable about the sport; everyone has a place in the celebration. Admission starts at $25 pesos, affordable for many people. From all parts of the state, families, adults, youth, fans and amateurs come to enjoy the game and the antics of Leonel "El Coronel", the official mascot of the Leones.  

 

Amidst a great family atmosphere, there is also room for a few cold beers for the hot Yucatecan summer afternoons, and who doesn't enjoy the Kukulcán's traditional gastronomic offerings? The food at the ballpark is an essential part of the experience, and its creators have become unforgettable icons. One example is Miguelito, the king of pastries, who sold famous puff pastries and whose cultural and gastronomic legacy is honored today with a sculpture in the King of Sports Park, next to the stadium.  

So, while you celebrate the Leones' victories, enjoy kibis de queso de bola, piedras, polcanes, machacados, hojaldras, marquesitas, chicharrones and other street foods. Going to baseball without consuming some traditional snack would be a paradox: one does not exist without the other.    So that you don't miss this season and can go roar with the Leones, we share with you the Mexican baseball league calendar.

Leones de Yucatán

 

Parque Kukulcán Álamo

Cto. Colonias x 28, Kukulcán

Tel. 999 926 3022

www.leones.mx

FB: Leones de Yucatán  

 

 

Alicia Navarrete

Author: Alicia Navarrete

Communicologist born circumstantially in México City, but who says “uay” since 1985. Life has allowed me to see the world, which in turn has allowed me to discover how much I love the place where I live

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