Tampico Mexico Temple
83rd operating temple
Physical AddressAvenida Ejército Mexicano no. 74 con 3A Avenida
Colonia Lomas del Gallo
89480 Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas
Mailing AddressPouch, Mexico
P.O. Box 30150
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0150Telephone (52) 833-216-9660
Facsimile (52) 833-126-1087
Announcement: 8 July 1998
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 28 November 1998 by Eran A. Call
Public Open House: 29 April–6 May 2000
Dedication: 20 May 2000 by Thomas S. Monson
Site: 2.96 acres (including adjacent meetinghouse).
Exterior Finish: Blanco Guardiano white marble from Torreón, Mexico.
Ordinance Rooms: Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing.
Total Floor Area: 10,700 square feet.
The Tampico México Temple comes as the product of the rapid growth of membership experienced in this area in recent years. Tampico has increased from one stake to four in about 25 years. Within the temple district live about 18,000 members organized into four stakes, three districts and the Mexico Tampico Mission. A new temple in Tampico will substantially reduce the expense of traveling to the México City México Temple for members that live in the twin cities of Madero and Tampico. Because of the presence of a high mountain range, the Sierra Madres, the first leg of the 500-mile trip between the coast and Mexico City has proven to be a difficult endeavor (Church News, 8 August 1998).