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Mexico City Capital Derby “El Clásico Joven” Cruz Azul vs America Matchday Experience

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Duration

5 hours

Cancellation Policy

Non Refundable

Group Size

Max 10 people

Languages

English, Español

Overview

COVID-19 Travel Requirements
Travel looks a bit different at the moment, given the advice is ever-changing and will vary depending on where you live Homefans is not publishing specific information however we are linking here to the Mexican Government where you will find the latest advice.

Hi, I’m Manu! Hosting sport fans from around the world in my home town MX City is my true passion and no match has more passion than the Mexico City Derby.

“El clásico joven” was established on July of 1972, between the capital teams Cruz Azul & America. Club America founded in october 1916, now owned by the magnate Emilio Azcarraga, and founding member of the Mexican league from 1923 is perhaps the most popular team in the country holding 13 league titles in his record. They are better know as “Las Aguilas” or “Los Cremas”. In the other hand, Cruz Azul, founded in 1927 & owned by a workers cooperative from a Cement manufacturer, won its promotion to the 1st division in 1946  holding 9 league titles so far on the 1st division. They are known as “La Maquina” or “Los Cementeros” & hold also a tremendous base of fans. Both teams are members of the select club of “Los 4 grandes” (The big 4) in México.

The best comparison to understand this derby would be the “Madrid Derby”. In one hand we have the most decorated club in México; Club America. And in the other we have a Big & successful club; Cruz Azul with great international recognition, but not as popular as the 1st. Much like Atleti to Real Madrid (saving the proper dimensions). Both of the teams have had golden eras, Cruz Azul on the 70´s & America on the 80´s.

“El clásico joven” was founded on dramatic finals. The 1971-72 final will forever be remembered for the manner in which Cruz Azul dismantled America in a blow out 4-1.

America & Cruz Azul met again in the 1988-1989 final, which went down to the wire with America winning by an aggregate score of 5-4.

And in perhaps the best final of this derby, during the dying minutes of the 2013 closure final, the goalkeeper Moises Muñoz scored to force the extra time & then in penalty kicks America won it´s 10th league title.

While it is called the Young Derby, the truth is Cruz Azul vs America, has become one of the biggest rivalries in the country. Last years have been exciting. “Los cementeros” won´t let America forget the 5-2 on 2019. & “Las Aguilas” will never let Cruz Azul forget the final on 2013.

America stands for glory, recognition & winning mentality.

Cruz Azul represents hard work, perseverance & loyalty.

Now you have the opportunity to take part of the #184 edition in October 2021. Cruz Azul (the actual League Champion) will face America as local in historic Estadio Azteca on a match which none of the teams can lose & on a great season for both, making this year particularly special just 2 weeks before Playoffs.

The next fixture for the Mexico City Derby will be played on Sunday 31 October book now to secure your place

HIGHLIGHTS

  • See a soccer match in Mexico City live on great sideline seats.
  • Experience a traditional pre-match experience in Mexico City.
  • Enjoy the Mexican vibe in the stadiums with locals.
  • Personalized attention at all times.
  • Learn about the Mexican football culture.
  • Guaranteed access, tacos & drinks.
  • Safe round transportation.

Activity Time

1:00 PM

Included/Excluded

  • 1 match ticket or access pass on great sideline seats 1st level.
  • Drinking water or beers (Tailgate pre-match) .
  • 1 order of 4 Mexican tacos.
  • Round transportation.
  • Jerseys, scarves & ponchos to borrow.
  • Beer & Drinks inside the stadium.
  • Souvenirs.

Activity's Location

Created with Sketch. Mexico City

FAQs

Will the stadiums be open in 2021/22? At what capacity?

Homefans believe that stadiums will be open to fans, however we cannot at this stage confirm what the capacity will be.  However our flexible booking policies mean that if the stadium will only accept 50% fans and you decide you only want to travel with 100% attendance you can swap to another venue or another date.

Will I need to prove I am vaccinated? Or show a negative test?

This will vary destination to destination and based on your nationality and age. Therefore Homefans are not able to advise on this.  Please check the foreign ministry of your destination and home country and the stadium requirements.  Again, if you find the requirements too much you can defer to later in the season/year when they relax further.

COVID-19 hasn’t gone away- should I still book?

We believe so, we all need something to look forward to.  But we understand that people may be apprehensive which is why we have created a flexible cancellation policy which means in the event that the event does not happen the amount paid simply becomes Homefans credit. 

You can transfer this to a later date (with no time limit), transfer to another tour, or even give it to a friend. This flexibility also applies if you decide to cancel for any reason (as long as you give us 45 days notice)

Where in the stadium will we be sitting?

If we know where you will be sitting we always mention this is in the inclusions section.

Unfortunately we are not always able to tell you that at the time of booking, however our destination managers work tirelessly to make sure you get the best seats. We always aim for the long side of the home supporters section.

How many people will be on the tour?

The maximum number of people the host will allow is stated above. However this number may not always be met and it may even be possible that your party is on the tour on your own. Higher numbers make for a more sociable experience, lower numbers make for more personalised attention from your host. Look at it as a win/win!

Can children / young adults join the tour?

If we can accept children there will be an option in the booking flow. However for many trips our local hosts take the decision, based on the content of the tour, to open this up to adults only. If you are looking to travel with under 18’s, please feel free to contact us and we can discuss your options.

Is the match date confirmed?

Weekend matches can move from Saturday to Sunday and vice-versa.  We provide the current scheduled date but we would advise you only to book the matchday experience if you are available in the destination for the whole weekend.

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Allen Mendez

04/11/2021

This was the real deal authentic Mexican derby soccer experience!

Man! Where do I begin?! This experience was something I will never forget! Manuel was an amazing host! Honestly the best guide I’ve had in Mexico City! He took very good care of us and was super attentive to all our needs from the very beginning! There was an electrical feeling in the air knowing this was going to be a match between to fierce historic soccer clubs “el Classico joven” . Everyone in the group was so thrilled to be part of this event. From getting tacos to tailgating, everything was perfect and it was an authentic Mexico City soccer math atmosphere! Be sure to be in the mood to fiesta because a Mexican soccer math is a fiesta in itself! Can’t wait to come back with Manuel! Recommend 100%
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