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Chivas de Guadalajara Tickets
Year Founded: 1906
Location: Zapopan, Mexico
Team Owner: Amaury Vergara
Home Stadium: Stadium Akron
Team/Jersey Colors: Red and white
Chivas de Guadalajara TicketsEstablished on May 8, 1906, Club Deportivo Guadalajara SA de CV, or simply Chivas, has amassed one of the winningest records in Mexican soccer history. It and its main rival, Club America, rank as the top two winningest championship teams. Guadalajara competes at Akron Stadium, sharing the location with other organizations. Some of Mexico’s greatest soccer players have played for Chivas, including Javier "Chicharito" Hernández, Salvador Reyes, Guillermo Sepúlveda, Fernando Quitarte, Alberto Coyote and Ramón Morales. The team has won championships in each decade since the 1950s. In 2003, businessman and Chairman of the Omnilife-Chivas Group Jorge Vergara Madrigal purchased the team and worked to rebuild it to its glory days. See this powerhouse soccer team in action by picking up Chivas de Guadalajara tickets at StubHub.
What are some of the highlights of Chivas de Guadalajara's history?Belgium native Edgar Everaert founded the team in 1906. Originally an amateur team comprised of Belgian and French students known as Club Union de Futbol, the team changed to its current name and welcomed a number of native players in 1908. Chivas Guadalajara nabbed 13 amateur championships before deciding to enter the professional circuit in 1943. It took them 13 years as a pro team to win their first championship, but in 1956, the team began its domination of Mexican soccer known as el campeonisimo. The team won seven titles during the nine-year period beginning in 1956. During the 1970s, the team experienced its worst losses but reemerged as a powerhouse in the 1980s, making it to the finals in both the 1982-83 and 1983-84 seasons. They won the title in 1986-87. The 1990s went in a similar fashion with the team making the finals three times but only winning the Torneo Verano in 1997.
How big is Chivas de Guadalajara's stadium?Estadio Akron, the Chivas de Guadalajara stadium, seats 49,850 individuals. It contains 208 handicap accessible seats. While the official name is Estadio Akron or Akron Stadium, the locals call it by many names, including El Templo Mayor, Estadio Omnilife and Estadio Chivas.
Who is Chivas de Guadalajara’s head coach?This position has seen a couple of changes since Jose Saturnino Cardozo took over as head coach in June 2018. He replaced Matias Almeyda, who led the team to five titles in his nearly three-year tenure. After Cardozo came Tomas Boy, and Boy's replacement is Luis Fernando Tena. Tena has experienced success with previous teams, helping them to win championships and gold medals.
Who are the Chivas de Guadalajara’s biggest rivals in its conference?One rival stands out above all others, Club America. It is the other winningest team in Mexico. While many soccer teams exist in Mexico, most individuals there align themselves as Chivas or America fans. The two bitter rivals meet each other in annual matches and have competed against one another in playoffs.
What is the tailgating scene like at a Chivas de Guadalajara game?Worldwide, soccer fans are renowned for their amazing pre-game celebrations. They tailgate at home games and when they travel to away games, bringing homemade food and alcohol. Another typical component is loud music from stereos the fans bring or from musical guests, such as a mariachi band, or banda. These tailgates exude a family atmosphere despite the drinking. Estadio Akron, like most Mexican stadiums, has few food vendors, so fans eat before the game typically at a nearby restaurant such as Outback Steakhouse or The Cheesecake Factory.
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