Estadio Jalisco

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Estadio Jalisco
Barra 51
Full name Estadio Jalisco
Location Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Owner Clubes Unidos de Jalisco
Capacity 54,963
Field size 105 x 70 m
Surface Grass
Construction
Built November 20, 1952
Opened January 31, 1960
Renovated 1970 (FIFA World Cup),1999 and 2017
Expanded 1983 (FIFA World Youth Championship)
Construction cost 34 Million MXN
Architect Constructora 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 54,963 spectators.

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.[1] The stadium has hosted the FIFA World Cup tournaments: (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).

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

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. [2] 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. [3][4]

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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