Estadio Jalisco

Capacity56 713
47 829 (Seats)
5011 (VIP seats)
3873 (Bussiness seats)
168 (Press seats)
Country Mexico
ClubsClub Atlas de Guadalajara
Inauguration 31.01.1960
Renovations 1999
Design Constructora Jalisco, Constructora ARVA
Address Siete Colinas #1772 Col. Independencia, C.P. 44290 Guadalajara, Jalisco


Estadio Jalisco – stadium description

After the local derby between Chivas and Atlas of 1954 authorities decided that the Parque Oblatos Carnot handle demand for tickets. That night people were flocking just to get inside the stadium and so decision to build a new grand stadium was made. Approval was then given by local clubs to cooperate with local and regional authorities in 1956 and construction could commence.

The new ground , finished in 1959, was sometimes called the “little Azteca” due to similarities between the two, though of course Azteca was built later. Official opening took place in January 1960 and a decade later first of two World Cups came along. Then the second one in 1986 and finally 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, the event that caused first major redevelopment at the ground. Apart from new player and media facilities, more skyboxes were added, bringing the total number to 660.

Since 1960 four local clubs played at Jalisco: Chivas, Atlas, Universidad and Deportivo Oro. All four remain owners to this day, changing presidency annually, though Chivas no longer use the ground, the club built Estadio Omnilife outside of Guadalajara.