Chivas USA Looking For New Stadium

Chivas USA Looking For New Stadium

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 7, 2010
  • 6 Comments
  • Home Depot Center

I meant to comment on this a couple weeks ago when it was announced that Chivas USA would face their parent club from Mexico in San Diego this month at PETCO Park. The club came out and immediately said something along the lines of “hey we’re not looking at this market to move here” and other things like that.

Honestly I didn’t buy it at the time and still don’t to today. The whole Chivas USA thing just hasn’t worked in LA and more specifically in the Home Depot Center where they share the stadium with the LA Galaxy.

Times could be changing though as SBI writer Adam Serrano is reporting that the club is looking at options to find a new facility. The Communications Manager of Chivas USA admitted to the Mexican media that plans are in the works to construct a new stadium specifically for the club.

About. Freakin. Time.

Now the question becomes do they stay in LA or move south to San Diego like some have been hoping for now for a few years. I think if they can find land in LA they’ll stay there. I had been pretty vocal in the past about the failures of this club and its attempt to be a brand of Chivas de Guadalajara here in America. The name never worked for me and the attempt to just attract Chivas de Guadalajara fans in LA was rather weak at best. They alienated other fan bases in the area that would oppose the Galaxy and other Latino fans that would support this team had they not had Chivas’ name attached to it.

A new stadium is the right step forward for this club to as they’ve never been a good enough fit for the Home Depot Center in my mind.

What do you think of Chivas USA finally looking for their own stadium? Will they stay in LA?

  • reddevilyank

    I’m assuming the people of Chivas USA would want to keep the rivalry with the Galaxy so any land in LA would do, San Diego would be a second option but I like it.

  • Ned

    It’s kind of ridiculous how LA has two teams and the whole Southeast has none. But until the SE proves that they can handle a team and not flunk out like with TB and Miami, they honestly don’t deserve one. Chivas could move to San Diego to spread the love but their LA fans would be devastated. It’s going to be Montreal and Cosmos in 2012 and then the league will stay put for a while.

    • Don’t say Cosmos until there is money on the table, right now they are pure talk and no substance.

    • sylc

      If 4th in the league is flunking out, then yes, Tampa has flunked out.

    • sylc

      If 4th in the league is flunking out, then yes, Tampa has flunked out.

      • Ned

        By flunking out I mean not getting enough fan support. Tampa barely got over 10,000 fans their final year in existence yet they played in a 65,000 person stadium. There average attendance in their entire history was 11,106. That’s not impressive whatsoever. The team didn’t flunk out, the owner did.