The Súper Clásico returns to Chicago after more than a decade of it's last edition in this the windy city, to celebrate Mexico's patriotic holiday and to bring the passion from the biggest Mexican soccer rivalry to the city.
The match will be played at Soldier Field, the current home NFL's Chicago Bears. Soldier Field was founded in 1924 and renovated in 2002, it's one of the most iconic stadiums in the United States having hosted major soccer events such as the 1994 FIFA World Cup, the Women's 1999 FIFA World Cup, and in many occasions, the Gold Cup.
Club America and Chivas Guadalajara are pleased to invite the mexican community in Chicago to celebrate Mexico's Independence and take part in this historic Súper Clásico on September 8!
The Club Chivas of Guadalajara was founded on May 8, 1906. Edgar Everaert, a Belgian, and Calixto Gas, a Frenchman, founded the Unión Fútbol Club, which was the first name of the club that later changed to Club Deportivo Chivas de Guadalajara in 1908.
Throughout 113 years, Chivas de Guadalajara has obtained a total of 26 national and international championships:
12 leagues, 4 Cup titles, 7 Champion of Champions, 1 Mexican Super Cup, and 2 CONCACAF Champions League.
From 1960 to 2010, Chivas de Guadalajara played their games at the Jalisco Stadium. Now, the team’s headquarters are at the Akron Stadium formerly called Omnilife Stadium.
Club América was founded on October 12, 1916. Rafael Garza Gutiérrez is known as the founder of the team, who being a 13 year old boy had the idea of creating a football team with the best players in his school.
Throughout 103 years, the club has obtained a total of 35 official national and international titles:
13 leagues, 6 Cup titles, 6 Champion of Champions, 7 CONCACAF Champions League, and 2 Interamericana Cups.
The home of Club América is the legendary Estadio Azteca, which was founded in 1966 and has hosted two World Cup finals in 1970 and 1986.