Arena VFG

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Arena V.F.G.
Arena V.F.G.
Location Guadalajara, Mexico
Capacity 15,000
Surface Grass
Construction
Broke ground December 23, 2008
Opened 2009
Construction cost $80 million

Arena V.F.G. is an indoor arena located in Guadalajara, Mexico. The arena can accommodate between 3,500 and 15,000 people.[1] It is mainly used for sporting events and concerts.

Name[edit]

The arena is named after Mexican singer Vicente Fernández, using the initials V.F.G. to represent the singer's full name Vicente Fernández Gómez.

Sporting Events[edit]

The arena was the site for a fight between Mexican, Saul "El Canelo" Alvarez vs. Luciano Leonel Cuello of Argentina.[2] The fight was the Main Event of a broadcast by Televisa. The Mexican fighter Alvarez beat Cuello by TKO in the sixth round. Vicente Fernández himself offered to give Alvarez a horse, when Vicente sat down for the post fight interview with Saul and Oscar De La Hoya.[3]

Concerts[edit]

Artists, including Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Muse, Laura Pausini, KISS, Oasis, Paramore, Depeche Mode, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, t.A.T.u., Gwen Stefani, Hilary Duff, High School Musical, Jordan Pruitt, Sarah Brightman, Aerosmith, Heaven & Hell, Down, Morrissey, Gloria Gaynor, Guns N' Roses, Judas Priest, Keane, Korn, Iron Maiden, Rammstein, Celine Dion, and Megadeth[4] have previously performed or are scheduled to perform at the arena.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2010-12-26. 
  2. ^ http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=29033
  3. ^ Blears, James (2010-07-10). "Vicious Beating of Luciano Cuello". Boxing Scene. Retrieved 2010-07-11. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 

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Coordinates: 20°28′2″N 103°15′48″W / 20.46722°N 103.26333°W / 20.46722; -103.26333