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Mexico Golden Aztecs
Founded1969
LeagueContinental Football League
ArenaEstadio Universitario
Based inMonterrey, Mexico
OwnerRed McCombs
Championshipsnone
Division titlesnone

The Mexico Golden Aztecs were a professional American football team based in Monterrey, Mexico. During the team's brief existence it played in the Texas Division of the Continental Football League, and its home games were played at the Estadio Universitario.[1] The team's only head coach was Duncan McCauley.

On July 26, 1969 the Golden Aztecs played the Chicago Owls in a preseason game that was the first American football game played in Mexico.[2] Citing a lack of fan support, team owner Red McCombs announced in September that he was pulling the then-undefeated team from Monterrey and seeking a move to Mexico City or another city that could support the team.[3] The Golden Aztecs played their next four games on the road but could not come to an agreement with Estadio Azteca officials due to their insistence that tickets be priced at 38 cents.[4]

The franchise's final game took place on September 18, 1969 and was a road win against the Dallas Rockets. On September 21 the franchise ceased operations and forfeited the remainder of their 1969 schedule.[5]

Season-by-seasonEdit

Year League W L T FinishCoach
Mexico Golden Aztecs 1969 CFL 2 6 0 3rd, Texas Division East Duncan McCauley

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Monterrey Admitted to Texas Grid Loop". Del Rio News-Herald. UPI. April 21, 1969.
  2. "CFL Exhibition Slate To Open". The Cumberland News. UPI. July 24, 1969.
  3. "Aztecs Change Location". San Antonio Express. September 5, 1969.
  4. "Future of Mexico's Pro Football at Stake". The Brownsville Herald. UPI. September 19, 1969.
  5. Guys, Carl (September 23, 1969). "Inflation Deflates". Del Rio (Texas) News-Herald.
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