The Tigres UANL are the official soccer/football team of the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon. They play in the Liga MX at the highest level of Mexico's football league system. Tickets to all Tigres UANL games are available at StubHub.
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Tigres UANL played their first game on March 7, 1960. They were part of Mexico's third league of football. After winning the league championship in the 1973-1974 season, the Tigres joined the highest league in Mexico, which is now known as the Liga MX. The team won the Liga MX championship in 1978 and 1982. And although the Tigres UANL briefly faced relegation once in 1996, they returned quickly to the premier division in 1997.
The Tigres are fierce rivals with C.F. Monterrey, which play in nearby Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. The teams have met more than 100 times, including the 2017 Apertura finals, in which the Tigres UANL prevailed. It is the Clasico Regiomontano.
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The Tigres UANL have won the Liga MX championship six times in 1978, 1982, 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The last four championships were as a member of the Apertura tournament, which is one of two main tournaments in Liga MX. The Tigres UANL also won three Campeon de Campeones in 2016, 2017 and 2018, which determines the overall winner of the Liga MX. Other Mexican tournaments they won include the Ascenso MX twice, the InterLiga twice and the Copa MX three times. In international competition, the Tigres UANL won the Campeones Cup in 2018 and were the runner-up to the Copa Libertadores in 2015.
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The Tigres UANL play their home games at the Estadio Universitario in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, built in 1967. Nicknamed the Volcano, the stadium has a seating capacity of 41,886 and is the official stadium of the university. It also hosted numerous rock concerts, including Queen, Guns N' Roses, Coldplay, Aerosmith, Metallica, Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden and Bruno Mars.
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Some of the team's greatest success came under the leadership of Brazilian-born manager Ricardo Ferretti, who coached the team three times. The first was between 2000 and 2003, the second was briefly in 2006 and finally, from 2010 onward. The Tigres UANL retired the number seven for the Peruvian player Geronimo Barbadillo, who played for the team between 1976 and 1982. They have also retired the number 12, which represents the "12th man," meaning the fans.
More Mexican football events
Fans of Mexican football and who already purchased Tigres UANL tickets should consider attending a Lobos BUAP game or a match by the team's main rival, C.F. Monterrey, which play at the Estadio BBVA Bancomer. The two teams play every single year. It is always quite a performance.
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