Leon unveil plans to build new stadium

Leon president, Jesús Martínez Murguia, has confirmed the club intends to construct a new stadium.

The seven-time Liga MX champions currently play in the Estadio León. The arena, which holds 31,000, played host to World Cup matches in 1970 and 1986, as well as games during the 1968 Olympics.

Despite its historic importance, recent years have seen an ownership dispute. Grupo Pachuca was locked in a court battle with  Zermeño Reyes and Héctor González, with the judiciary eventually favoring the two individuals.

It’s not the first time Leon has floated the idea of building a new home. In 2008, the idea of the “Nuevo Estadio León” was discussed. A capacity of as much as 100,000 was proposed, but the negotiations eventually faded away. It is unlikely Martínez’s new stadium would hold that many.

The club confirmed the news on its official Twitter account:

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