Foro Sol, a sports and concert venue, was originally built in 1993 for staging large music concerts. Initially called the Autódromo, it could accommodate up to 50,000 people. Since 2000 it has been used as a baseball stadium as well. It is home to the Diablos Rojos del México, a Mexican Baseball League team, and hosted the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
Foro Sol is the second-largest venue in capacity for concert attendance in Mexico City. It has hosted concerts of such well-known bands and singers as U2, David Bowie, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Depeche Mode, Madonna, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Pearl Jam, DJ Tiesto, Deaftones, or Florence and the Machine, among others.
The Irish rock band U2 performed at the stadium on December 2 and 3, 1997 during their PopMart Tour in front of a crowd of 106,966 people. The two shows were filmed and recorded for their live video “PopMart: Live from Mexico City” and for their live album “Hasta la Vista Baby! U2 Live from Mexico City”. The venue is also the host of Vive Latino, an annual multi-day rock music festival. It is one of the most important Latino rock music festivals in the world, featuring a great variety of Mexican, Latin and Spanish groups of many genres.