This weekend, the San Diego Padres will make Monterrey, Mexico, their home for a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The games will be played at the Estadio de Beisbol in Monterrey.
It’s the home of Triple-A minor league squad Los Sultanes de Monterrey.
Yes, it’s the same stadium where Selena performed an iconic concert in 1994.
Here it is just days before the first pitch between the Padres and Dodgers.
While workers put the final touches on the stadium…
… Fans in Monterrey are trying out their arms…
… And their bats at the MLB Fan Fest located in the city’s Macroplaza.
This series marks the third time a regular season series is played in Monterrey. It will not only be a showcase for Mexico, but for San Diego Padres third baseman Christian Villanueva.
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Villanueva, a 26-year-old rookie from Guadalajara, has started the season red hot. Mexican fans will get to see one of their own up close against “Los Doyers.”
The MLB’s Mexico series takes place from May 4 to May 6.