Estadio Chivas

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Estadio Chivas
Estadio Omnilife (logo).png
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Former names Estadio Omnilife (2010-2016)
Location Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
Coordinates 20°40′54″N 103°27′46″W / 20.68167°N 103.46278°W / 20.68167; -103.46278Coordinates: 20°40′54″N 103°27′46″W / 20.68167°N 103.46278°W / 20.68167; -103.46278
Owner Jorge Vergara
Executive suites 315
Capacity 49,800 (total capacity for football)[1][2][3]
Surface Grass
Broke ground February 2004
Opened July 30, 2010
Construction cost US$200 million[4]
($217 million in 2016 dollars[5])
Architect Concept Design:
Jean Marie Massaud & Daniel Pouzet
Sports Architects:
Populous (formerly HOK Sport)
Architect of Record:
VFO architects
Club Deportivo Guadalajara (Liga MX) (2010–)
2011 Pan American Games
2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

The Estadio Chivas , formerly known as the Estadio Omnilife (Estadio Chivas, Spanish pronunciation: [esˈtaðjo ˈtʃiβas]), is the 4th largest stadium in Mexico. It is part of the J.V.C. complex, and is a multi-use venue that is used mostly for football matches including home matches for Club Deportivo Guadalajara, commonly known as the "Chivas". The stadium has a seating capacity of 46,232. Construction started in February 2004, but due to financial problems and other issues, the stadium's completion was delayed for a number of years. The stadium was named after the brand of nutritional supplements Omnilife. The stadium hosted its first major international event with the first leg of the 2010 Finals of the Copa Libertadores, and hosted the 2011 Pan American Games opening and closing ceremonies. The stadium's artificial field has caused great controversy, drawing criticism from many notable players, and in May 2012, it was announced that the stadium will replace the artificial turf with natural grass.[citation needed]


Inaugural match of the Omnilife Stadium vs. Manchester United

The first public football match at the stadium was a friendly between Guadalajara and Manchester United on 30 July 2010. Guadalajara won the game 3–2, with the first goal at the stadium scored by Javier "Chicharito" Hernández playing for Guadalajara.[6] Hernández played the entire first half for Guadalajara and switched sides to Manchester United in the second half, symbolically sealing his transfer contract signed in March 2010.[7]


  1. ^ Estadio Omnilife. "Estadio Omnilife Arquitectura" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-02-05. 
  2. ^ Estadio Omnilife. "Estadio Omnilife Ventajas" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016-02-05. 
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  4. ^ "Las Chivas estrenan estadio con triunfo contra el Manchester" (in Spanish). El Mundo. 31 July 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Community Development Project. "Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–". Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved October 21, 2016. 
  6. ^ Notimex (30 July 2010). "Las Chivas derrotan 3–2 al Manchester United". La Jornada (in Spanish). Archived from the original on August 2, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
  7. ^ Marshall, Tom (8 April 2010). "Manchester United to play Guadalajara at new stadium". Guadalajara Reporter. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 

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Preceded by
Estádio do Maracanã
Rio de Janeiro
Pan American Games
Opening and Closing Ceremonies

Succeeded by
Rogers Centre
Events and tenants
Preceded by
Estadio Ciudad de La Plata (La Plata)
Mineirão (Belo Horizonte)
Copa Libertadores
Final Venues

Estádio Beira-Rio (Porto Alegre)
Succeeded by