- 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?