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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.
|Full name||Estadio Jalisco|
|Location||Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico|
|Owner||Clubes Unidos de Jalisco|
|Field size||105 x 70 m|
|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.
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.
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 CupEdit
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 CupEdit
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.
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. 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.
- http://www.la84foundation.org/6oic/OfficialReports/1968/1968v2pt1.pdf[permanent dead link] 1968 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. Part 1. p. 79.