Chivas de Guadalajara, one of Mexico’s most successful clubs, have been critical of armchair fans.
Chivas have seen attendances slump in recent seasons. One of the most successful sides in the country, they left the historic Estadio Jalisco and moved into a sparkling new stadium – the Estadio Omnilife – in 2010, but they have struggled to fill the 49,850 seats.
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In an infographic released today the club tagged it with #LaRebelionDeLasButacas, translated as ‘The Rise of the Armchairs’. It shows the attendances in the stadium for games against some rivals. Their average attendance this season is just 29,765 – a little over 50 percent.
Of course, the slump in attendances might be less about TV and more about the fact the team are 16th in the league with a new stadium that’s a long way outside the city centre. Just a thought…