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Arena V.F.G.
Arena V.F.G.
LocationGuadalajara, Mexico
OwnerVicente Fernández[citation needed]
Capacity15,000
SurfaceConcrete
Construction
Broke groundDecember 23, 2008
Opened2009
Construction cost$80 million

Arena V.F.G. is an indoor arena located in Guadalajara, Mexico. The arena can accommodate between 3,500 and 15,000 people.[1] It is mainly used for sporting events and concerts.

Name

The arena is named after Mexican singer Vicente Fernández, using the initials V.F.G. to represent the singer's full name Vicente Fernández Gómez. The arena was used to tribute and say the last good bye to the singer on December 12 and 13, 2021 after his death.

Sporting Events

The arena was the site for a fight between Mexican Saul "El Canelo" Alvarez and Luciano Leonel Cuello of Argentina.[2] The fight was the Main Event of a broadcast by Televisa. The Mexican fighter Alvarez beat Cuello by TKO in the sixth round. Vicente Fernández himself offered to give Alvarez a horse, when Vicente sat down for the post fight interview with Saul and Oscar De La Hoya.[3]

Concerts

Artists, including Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Muse, Laura Pausini, Robbie Williams, KISS, Oasis, Paramore, Depeche Mode, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, t.A.T.u., Gwen Stefani, Hilary Duff, High School Musical, Jordan Pruitt, Sarah Brightman, Aerosmith, Heaven & Hell, Down, Twenty One Pilots, Morrissey, Gloria Gaynor, Guns N' Roses, Judas Priest, Keane, Korn, Iron Maiden, Rammstein, Celine Dion, Megadeth and Billie Eilish[4] have previously performed or are scheduled to perform at the arena.

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Vicente Fernández

Vicente Fernández

Vicente Fernández Gómez was a Mexican singer, songwriter, actor, and film producer. Nicknamed "Chente", "El Charro de Huentitán", "El Ídolo de México", and "El Rey de la Música Ranchera", Fernández started his career as a busker, and went on to become a cultural icon, having recorded more than 100 albums and contributing to more than 30 films. His repertoire consisted of rancheras and other Mexican classics.

Argentina

Argentina

Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country in the southern half of South America. Argentina covers an area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), making it the second-largest country in South America after Brazil, the fourth-largest country in the Americas, and the eighth-largest country in the world. It shares the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, and is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. Argentina is a federal state subdivided into twenty-three provinces, and one autonomous city, which is the federal capital and largest city of the nation, Buenos Aires. The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system. Argentina claims sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, and a part of Antarctica.

Televisa

Televisa

Grupo Televisa is a Mexican multimedia mass media company. A major Latin American mass media corporation, it often presents itself as the largest producer of Spanish-language content.

Oscar De La Hoya

Oscar De La Hoya

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Phil Collins

Phil Collins

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Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel

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Muse (band)

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Laura Pausini

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Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams

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Kiss (band)

Kiss (band)

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Oasis (band)

Oasis (band)

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Source: "Arena VFG", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arena_VFG.

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References
  1. ^ ".:: Arena VFG ::". Archived from the original on 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2010-12-26.
  2. ^ "Photos: Saul Alvarez Mobbed at Fight Week Event".
  3. ^ Blears, James (2010-07-10). "Vicious Beating of Luciano Cuello". Boxing Scene. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  4. ^ "Céline Dion de pisa y corre - Excélsior". Archived from the original on 2008-12-15. Retrieved 2008-12-12.
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Coordinates: 20°28′2″N 103°15′48″W / 20.46722°N 103.26333°W / 20.46722; -103.26333


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