Arena Puebla

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Arena Puebla, located in Puebla, currently hosts CMLL shows every Monday night. Shows traditionally start at 9pm local time. The shows feature mostly CMLL Mexico City luchadors, with Puebla based luchadors working the early matches.

Arena Puebla was opened on July 18, 1953 on the site of a former trash dump by Salvador Lutteroth and is still owned by the family which owns CMLL. It's been managed by former luchadors father Manuel Robles (since 1967, formerly part of the programming department) and son Benjamin Mar (since 1994, straight from the ring.) Mar's son, Stigma, is also a luchador who started out in Arena Puebla.

Arena Puebla has hosted boxing events in addition to lucha libre. The building was said to hold 2900 fans in a 2011 interview. Seats were removed in 2012 to create an entrance era for the first time, and current capacity is probably close to 2800.

Despite being owned by the Lutteroth family, the building was used by rival UWA promotion to run shows on Mondays at least as far back as the 1989s. EMLL/CMLL would run shows on some Fridays, Saturday, and Sundays since the inception of the building. UWA began to falter in the early to mid 1990s, with attendance as low as 35 people for cards in 1994. CMLL took over the traditional Monday spot around 1995. Special Friday night (and other odd nights) shows have rarely taken place since.

2006 was said to be highest drawing year thus far in the history of the building. The biggest drawing show ever might have been a 1985 appearance of Andre the Giant, where it's said as many people were turned away as bought tickets for the show.

Cards are televised on TVC Deportes, dating back to the mid 2000s. Shows usually air on Monday afternoons on a one week delay, but the delay and airing time can change around. There is also usual at least one multi-week break in coverage a year, either due to other TVC Deportes programming commitments or issues between the promotion and the network. CMLL started recording the shows themselves in 2011, and TVC Deportes switched over to voiceovers of those recordings in 2012.

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