Estadio Jalisco

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Estadio Jalisco
Estadio Jalisco - Logo.png
Barra 51
Full nameEstadio Jalisco
LocationGuadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
OwnerClubes Unidos de Jalisco
Capacity55,110[1]
Field size105 x 70 m
SurfaceGrass
Construction
BuiltNovember 20, 1952
OpenedJanuary 31, 1960
Renovated1970 (FIFA World Cup),1999 and 2017
Expanded1983 (FIFA World Youth Championship)
Construction cost34 Million MXN
ArchitectConstructora Jalisco S.A. de C.V.
Constructora ARVA S.A. de C.V.
Tenants
Atlas (1960–present)
U.D.G. (1970–present)
Guadalajara (1960–2010)
Oro (1960–1970)
Nacional (1961–1965)
Jalisco (1970–1980)

The Jalisco Stadium is a football stadium located in Guadalajara, Mexico. It is the third largest Mexican football stadium behind Estadio Azteca and Estadio Olímpico Universitario. The facility is located in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, 400 kilometers north-west of Mexico City, and has a maximum capacity of 55,110 spectators.[1]

History[edit]

Estadio Jalisco was the home ground of Guadalajara, one of the oldest football teams in Mexico, until 2010. It remains the home stadium of Club Atlas in the Liga MX and Club Universidad de Guadalajara in the Ascenso MX. Several football preliminary matches took place for the 1968 Summer Olympics.[2]

The stadium hosted games in two separate FIFA World Cups in 1970 and 1986. During both of those tourneys the Estadio Jalisco was the temporary home of the Brazilian national team and today remains a liaison between the people of Guadalajara and the Brazilian national team. The stadium is centrally located in the heart of the neighbourhood called Colonia Independencia, and is in front of the Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso ("New Progress" Bullring).

The stadium also hosted eight games in the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, including the third-place game.

After 50 years, Guadalajara moved to the Estadio Omnilife in 2010.

1970 FIFA World Cup[edit]

The stadium hosted eight matches in the 1970 FIFA World Cup, including six group matches, a quarterfinal, and the semifinal in which Brazil defeated Uruguay 3-1.

1986 FIFA World Cup[edit]

The stadium hosted six matches in the 1986 FIFA World Cup, including all three group matches involving Brazil, a round-of-16 match, a quarterfinal, and a semifinal. Brazil played in every single game the stadium hosted except the semifinal, as French men's national football team defeated Brazil on penalties in the quarterfinals.

Renovations[edit]

On January 31st 2017, Clubes Unidos de Jalisco announced a renovation project to replace seating at the Jalisco, to replace the deteriorating roof, remodeling dressing rooms and adding a large 360 degree screen above the field.[3] The 360 screen was set to debut during the match vs Tigres UANL on September 8 2017, however it was determined that the match would be suspended due to the screen being installed merely 8 meters above the field thus making it impossible for regular gameplay.[4][5]

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Coordinates: 20°42′18.03″N 103°19′41.33″W / 20.7050083°N 103.3281472°W / 20.7050083; -103.3281472