Capacidad para 15.000 espectadores.
Ubicada en la calle circunvalación en el área de Caletilla, existe la temporada del mes de diciembre a abril.
Anteriormente hubo otras dos plazas. La de Samuel Solís, que se inauguró el 15 de septiembre de 1940. Se derribó para dar paso a la plaza de El Toreo o plaza Acapulco, de madera, con capacidad para 4000 personas, estrenada el 7 de mayo de 1950.
The bullfight season opens Sunday, January 9, at Plaza Caletilla, and “corridas” will take place every Sunday at 5:30pm (sharp) until sometime in April. As a rule, three young men will face three bulls in ritual killing that dates back several centuries; as one example, the fighters wear clothing (“traje de luces”) which is derived from Spanish street wear of the 16th and 17th centuries. The fights in Acapulco are “novilladas” meaning that the bulls are between three and four years old and weigh not more than 450 kilograms (1000 LB). The fighters, too, are young, and have not yet taken the “alternativa” which will admit them to the full status of “matador de toros”. Tickets can be obtained at virtually any of the larger hotels; ask at the front desk. On the day of the fight there are almost always good seats available at the ring right up to the time of the fight. Prices vary from about 50 pesos for general admission to 200 pesos for reserved seats on the front row. Bullrings are divided into two sections, “Sombra” (shady) and “Sol” (sunny) sides, and the cost of tickets is somewhat higher in Sombra.
Gestiona: el empresario Alberto Bailleres.
- Toros en Acapulco.