The Súper Clásico returns to the U.S.! This legendary rivalry that started in 1926, returns to LA where it was last played in 2005 bringing Mexico’s greatest teams to their fans in North America.
Various activities around Los Angeles will take place leading up to the game; including, team legends, official mascots, trophies, celebrities, musical performances, food festival, as well as other celebrations that will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.
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 102 years, the club has obtained a total of 32 official national and international titles:
12 leagues, 6 Cup titles, 5 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.
The Club 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 Guadalajara in 1908.
Throughout 112 years, Chivas 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 played their games at the Jalisco Stadium. Now, the team’s headquarters are at the Akron Stadium formerly called Omnilife Stadium.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, regarded as “The Greatest Stadium in the World”, was first opened in 1923 and for years was the largest stadium in Los Angeles with a capacity of 75,144. The stadium has been a memorial to the U.S. Armed forces who served during World War I.
The last time Club América and Chivas de Guadalajara played against each other at the Coliseum was on August 10th 2005, when the stadium hosted the “Doble Clásico”, played by Chivas USA Vs. LA Galaxy followed by the "Súper Clásico".
The Coliseum was declared a National Historic Landmark on July 27, 1984 and will celebrate its centennial anniversary in 2023.