Amazing Zocalo: Baseball5 World Cup to be celebrated in the heart of Mexico City

Amazing Zocalo: Baseball5 World Cup to be celebrated in the heart of Mexico City
Counting down to one of the most historic moments in the history of the World Baseball Softball Confederation on Monday with the first WBSC Baseball5 Cup in Mexico City, one of the most famous cities in the world, and the venue - Zócalo - is one of the most representative sites of this fantastic metropolis.

With three days to go until the start of the inaugural Baseball5 World Cup, teams and players are starting to arrive to Mexico City and there's no better stage for them to perform at, once the tournament starts on Monday, with the world famous Zocalo in preparation mode for this historic event.

“El Zocalo” is the common name for the main square in Mexico City, one of the most famous historical landmarks in the world. This square full of story is the heart of one of the world's biggest cities and has been part of Mexican culture since the Aztec times.

Zocalo's official name is Plaza de la Constitución and covering over 57,000 square meters, it has been part of Mexico City’s life for more than 700 years.

But besides history, it is also a focal point for arts and music. El Zocalo is one of the venues for the Festival de Mexico, where yearly, more than a quarter of a million people assist to participate in different artistic expressions around the city.

Some of the most famous musicians in the world draw huge crowds in the Zocalo. Mexican rock group Cafe Tacvba played in front of more than 100,000 people in 2005, Colombian superstar Shakira put on a concert to more than 200,000 people and rock legend Paul McCartney performed to an estimated audience of 250,000 people in 2012.

The Zocalo is also part of pop culture around the world. The famous Dutch dance DJ Armin van Buuren has a song named after the square while this historic wonder appears in the James Bond film Spectre from 2015.

It’s hard to find a more special place to celebrate the first edition of the Baseball5 World Cup, and it's clear the athletes from the 12 teams will feel the honour, pride and awe of performing on such a stage - the Zocalo - from 7-13 November.