Estadio Chivas is the fourth largest stadium in Mexico.
Estadio Chivas, also known as Estadio Omnilife Stadium is situated in Zapopan, Mexico, as a part of the J. V. C complex which is employed as a multi-purpose field. The arena is predominantly used for football events. The name of this stadium Estadio Omnilife is taken from a brand of nutrients supplements "Omnilife". The stadium came into the limelight in 2012 regarding the controversy about its artificial turf which was planned to be switched to natural grass. This stadium also hosted the first public match, which was a friendly match between Manchester United and Guadalajara (Club Deportivo Guadalajara "Chivas") where Guadalajara won with scores 3-2 in 2010, 30 July. The first goal in the match was scored by Guadalajara player Javier Chicharito Hernandez. The unique thing about this match was that Guadalajara player Chicharito played first half for Guadalajara and the rest of the match for Manchester United. The concept design of the stadium was prepared by Jean Marie Massaud & Daniel Pouzet.
The owner of Estadio Omnilife is Jorge Vergara. The total capacity of this stadium is over 45364.
This stadium hosts football matches including several home matches for the “Chivas” club which is also known as Club Deportivo Guadalajara.
The total construction cost expanded in designing and building the stadium in Zapopan, Mexico was $220 million (as in 2017).
Although the construction of the stadium in Mexico was started in 2004, its financial problems delayed the construction work and it finally opened in 2010.
The first ever international event the stadium has witnessed was the 2010 Copa Libertadores finals and then the famous Pan American Games opening and closing ceremony.