- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 8, 2011
- 2 Comments
- Stadium Talk
This has been a hot-topic really since day one for Chivas USA, playing in the Home Depot Center. Most fans would love to see them get their own place which in a way would make the SuperClasico rivalry with the LA Galaxy even better in my eyes.
Chivas USA co-owner Antonio Cue confirmed Thursday to MLSSoccer.com that the club has intentions of moving out of the HDC and is in talks with several cities about building a soccer specific stadium to host Chivas USA.
“There are a lot of cities asking for us to move and we’re evaluating that, but it’s going to take some time and right now, we’re focusing on playing here this year,” said Cué. “We will study all the locations and when we are ready to make a move then we’ll let everyone know. We’re not ready now though because all of [the cities] seem to be pretty good.
“But we’re obviously talking to a lot of cities that are all within LA and there is nothing outside of LA County,” Cue added.
In their six years of existence, Chivas has been rumored or discussed to move nearly every season. The club says they intend to keep the team in LA but some out there believe they do want to move to San Diego before long.
Like I said from the start, moving into their own stadium will only help the LA derby with the Galaxy. Its been a tense rivalry from the start since the two share the stadium but Chivas has had an identity crisis since day one because of being a tenant there at the HDC. Moving out into their own digs would not only help their fan base but help bring in more revenue to the club as they probably have to pay an arm and a leg to rent the HDC.
What do you make of Chivas looking at getting their own stadium here? Is it about time?