Wiping out last vestige remains of CD Veracruz


Estadio Luis Fuente Veracruz Mexico renovation Image: Veracruz Government Mexico

One of the most soccer mad States in Mexico is Veracruz, with the last major team in the region being the Liga MX team Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz with the club forced out of business in 2019 due to economic issues.

‘as’ stated that plans are now afoot to form a new team which will play at the Luis ‘Pirata’ Fuente Stadium (former home of the Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz) which is set to undergo total remodeling and will erase all traces and branding of ‘The Sharks’.

Club Deportivo Veracruz, commonly known as Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz, was a Mexican professional football club based in the City of Veracruz. El Aston was founded in 1943, and played in the Liga MX of Mexico (the top professional football division in Mexico). Their nickname – Tiburones Rojos’ – means ‘Red Sharks’.

The Estadio Luis ‘Pirata’ Fuente, named in honor of Luis de la Fuente, a Mexican football star who played in the 1950s, served as the home of Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz. It has a capacity of 28,703 and is located at the seaside in Boca del Río (City in Mexico).

‘as’ further stated that the Government of the State of Veracruz announced the project, which includes partial demolition of the stadium with five percent of the planned work having already been carried out with all Tiburones Rojos emblems and logos set to disappear?

2019 Liga MX Expulsion

After reports of players not receiving payment in 2019 and an in-game protest against the Liga MX team Tigres UANL in the 2019 Apertura discontent with CD Veracruz owner Fidel Kurri grew to a point where the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) officially disqualified Veracruz from Liga MX following the 2019 Apertura.

In December 2019, the Mexican Football Federation announced the disaffiliation of Veracruz from Liga MX due to mounting economic debts.

The Liga MX, officially known as the Liga BBVA MX for sponsorship reasons, is the top professional football division of Mexico.

In Liga MX, the season is divided into two league tournaments – the Apertura (meaning ‘Opening’) and the Clausura (meaning ‘Closing’).

CD Veracruz players became free agents, free to sign with any club, and their women’s team was also ejected from Liga MX Femenil with all other branches of the club, including its academies and reserves, dissolved as well.

It is hoped in the forthcoming years, Veracruz will be in a position to host a new Mexican soccer team which could bear the name of the State. Legal issues with former owner Kurri mean no links with Tiburones at all. Local businessmen and soccer authorities are keen on high-profile professional soccer returning to the State and the historic stadium.

The Mexican Football Federation (FMF) is the governing body of association football in Mexico. It administers the Mexico national team, the Liga MX and all affiliated amateur sectors, and controls promoting, organizing, directing, expanding, and supervising competitive football in Mexico.

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