Estadio Jalisco


* Address: Guadalajara
* Country: United Mexican States
* Capacity: 55,000
* Opened: 31 January 1960
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Atlas (football), Leones Negros (football)

Extra stadium info – Estadio Jalisco

The construction of the venue started in 1952. It hosted eight football matches for the 1970 FIFA World Cup and six football matches for the 1986 FIFA World Cup. The stadium’s first-ever FIFA World Cup match was won by the national football team of England after beating Peru 1-0. 50,000 people showed up for the game. Atlas and the Leones Negros use the venue for home games. Atlas Fútbol Club won the Mexican top-flight football league in 1951 for the first time in their history. Club Leones Negros de la Universidad de Guadalajara won the North American football championship in 1978 for the first time in their history. Rafael Márquez, the first football player from the United Mexican States in a FIFA Club World Cup final, started and ended his professional football career with Atlas. He played numerous matches for the Spanish side FC Barcelona, one of the major sports clubs in the world.

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