Friday Night Date with the Quintana Roo Tigers

Posted July 20, 2011 by LocoGringo in Riviera Maya Activities,Watersports

QRoo Tigers logo

It had been years since I last attended a live baseball game.  As a kid, the great American past time was a family ritual.  We headed to the ballpark, piled into the bleachers with our roasted peanuts and cotton candy, and sang along to “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”… last Friday night, the lyrics were sung in Spanish.

The Tigers http://www.tigresqr.com/2011/ are Quintana Roo’s baseball team and they have made Cancun their home.  The Tigers are also a winning team.  Last Friday, they beat the Tabasco Olmecas 3 to 2, and with the season almost complete, the Tigers have clawed their way into first place of the Southern Division. Since they were founded in 1955, the team has won nine championships and been dubbed “El equipo que nació campeón” – The team born a champion.

While the Tigers’ athletic prowess was impressive, I must admit, it was all the food options that hit a home run with me.  I have never seen so many delicious goodies at a sporting event.  Forget processed hotdogs out of a package and nachos drowned in canned cheese. The tacos at the Cancun stadium were homemade, vendors offered flan, fresh fruit and fried treasures that looked as though their beginnings were not from a frozen box…and the best part… no standing in line at the concession stand for a beer or cocktail, a bar on wheels rolls right to your seat.

With tickets priced from $30 to $90 pesos, baseball games at Beto Avila Stadium are an incredible value.  The stadium is located in downtown Cancun and is easily accessible from the Hotel Zone by bus or taxi.  Throughout the Summer, the Tigers invite tourists to come and experience some local sporting culture.  Games are held in the evenings  beginning at 8PM weekdays and 6PM weekends.

Chacho the Tigers’ mascot

fresh fruit vendor

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4 Comments

  1. Dick Shope, September 6, 2012:

    I am trying to purchase two (2) of the Quintana Roo Tigres fitted baseball hats in navy color with the QT on the front of the hat and the 2011 championship patch on the side of the cap. Any suggestions on how I can find them for sale? Many thanks.

  2. kay, September 10, 2012:

    Hmm…my best suggestion for you is to try http://www.mercadolibre.com, the Ebay for the Latin world. Or when the season starts again next Spring they might be available at the Cancun stadium store.

  3. Dick, March 1, 2013:

    Many thanks, Kay, for your reply. I am still looking for them, which is difficult from California.

  4. Dick, November 29, 2013:

    I finally found the desired hat I have been searching for since 2012. Thanks much for the feedback I have received regarding acquiring this Quintana Roo Tigre Hat!!

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