Section 102: "Autograph Alley"

Chivas USA fans get to the game extra early to snag some signatures

Section 102 Fans

Photo Credit: 
Seth Rubinroit/Chivas USA

With an hour to go until game time, most Chivas USA fans are in ChivaTown or on their way to The Home Depot Center. Gus Garcia and his son, Gus Garcia Jr. however are already in their seats in the front row of section 102.  The Garcias always get to their seats early, anxiously waiting for the Goats to walk past them on the players’ way from the locker room to the field so that they can get autographs and talk to their favorite players.

 “We like seeing the players live and up close, walking back and forth from the locker room,” the elder Garcia said.

This season, the Garcias have amassed an impressive collection of autographs from Chivas USA players. They have autographs on a soccer ball, jerseys, and shirts.

Garcia Jr. likes meeting midfielder Paulo Nagamura because “he is the best.” The elder Garcia enjoys talking to midfielder Jesus Padilla because Padilla used to play for Chivas de Guadalajara.

The Garcias, who are from Paris, California, also like Section 102 because it is right next to the Union Ultras supporter group.

 “It keeps the game exciting watching the Ultras jumping up and down all the time,” the elder Garcia said.

To sit in Section 102 call 1-877-CHIVAS-1 and speak to a Chivas USA representative.