Expect wild and raucous celebrations in Guadalajara (and surrounding areas) on the evening of Sunday, May 28, if the local Chivas soccer team manages to beat Tigres to win its 13th Mexican championship.
Streets in the Jalisco capital went silent Thursday evening as fans tuned into the first game of the two-leg final held at Tigres’ home stadium in Monterey. The game ended in a 0-0 tie, setting up a thrilling rematch on Sunday to decide the champion. If the teams are still tied after two games, 30 minutes of additional time will be played, followed by a penalty kick shootout, if necessary.
Sunday’s final game of the Liga Mx Clausura season at Guadalajara’s Akron Stadium (7:10 p.m. kick off) will be a sold-out affair; tickets were exchanging hands for exorbitant prices this week. Large screens will be set up at public spaces the city (as well as in central Chapala), so fans without tickets can join in the excitement. Bars and restaurants will be packed to the rafters, with the red-and-white striped Chivas jerseys ever present.