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A NEW ERA IN A NEW HOME (2015-Current)

As of 2015, Rayados have a new home, the majestic Estadio BBVA, a world-class facility and the first stadium built specifically for soccer in Monterrey. 

The modern soccer stadium with capacity for 53,500 fans is an icon and a legacy for Nuevo Leon, and was designed with elements that support sustainability, integrating harmoniously with the natural surroundings of the area.

The structure of the building is framed to the south by the Cerro de la Silla, a symbol of Monterrey, to which it also pays homage. 

More than 2,000 native trees were planted around the stadium, treated wastewater was used and energy-saving lighting was installed.

Its design, sustainability, comfort, services, technology and architectural beauty made it possible for the Rayados stadium to be approved by FIFA as one of the venues for the World Cup to be held in 2026.

The inauguration of the Estadio BBVA took place on Sunday, August 2, 2015, on a historic night that included a great pre-show and that closed with the international match between Rayados and Benfica, from Portugal. The youth player Cesar Montes scored the first goal and Monterrey won 3-0 in one.

In the Clausura 2016, with Antonio Mohamed in the technical direction and with stars such as Rogelio Funes Mori, Dorlan Pabon, Edwin Cardona and Carlos Sánchez, Rayados had a spectacular tournament that made them finish as overall leaders.

In the Playoffs, Monterrey advanced to the grand final after beating Tigres and América, but failed to beat Pachuca in the Final.



In the Apertura 2017, and even with Mohamed as coach, the Rayados finished once again as general leaders, but were again runners-up. Colombian Avilés Hurtado became the fifth leading scorer in the Club's history. 

On December 21, 2017, Rayados won their second Cup title by beating Pachuca 1-0 in the final played at BBVA with a goal from Avilés Hurtado himself.

As of the 2018-2019 soccer year, the Uruguayan Diego Alonso took over the technical direction and the Club won a new international title. 

The Rayados were back in the contention for the CONCACAF Champions League and faced Tigres in the Final.

For the first time, the two regional teams competed for the hegemony of the confederation. Rayados won 1-0 in the first leg at the Estadio Universitario with a goal by Nicolás Sánchez.

The second leg was played at the BBVA Stadium on May 1, 2019. Nicolás Sánchez scored a penalty kick to put Rayados up 1-0 (2-0 aggregate). 

The match ended in a 1-1 draw (2-1 aggregate), with the Rayados defeating the city's rival in the most important international Final in the history of soccer in Monterrey. With this, the Club returned to the Club World Cup.



In the final stretch of the Apertura 2019, Antonio Mohamed returned to the Rayados bench and rescued the team from the mid-table to take them to eighth place and into Playoffs.

In the Quarterfinals, Rayados defeated general leader, Santos Laguna. In the Semifinals, they defeated Necaxa.

The Final had to wait a few weeks because Rayados traveled to Qatar to participate in the Club World Cup, where they defeated Al-Sadd 3-2 in the Quarterfinals.

In the Semifinal, Monterrey faced the best team in the world at the time, the historic Liverpool. Although the odds favored the English team, Rayados gave a great demonstration of good soccer.

Rogelio Funes Mori scored his 100th goal as a Rayado in that match to tie the score 1-1.

The rest of the game was back and forth and one-sided, but in the last few minutes Liverpool scored 2-1 to take the win.

Monterrey earned the respect of the world’s sports press with that performance, which it later reaffirmed by winning third place in the competition for the second time in its history.



The team returned to Mexico to play in the Liga MX Final against América. The first leg was played at BBVA on December 26, 2019. 

After going 1-0 down, Rayados came back with scores from Stefan Medina and Rogelio Funes Mori, who scored a spectacular bicycle kick in stoppage time.

The second leg was played at Estadio Azteca on December 29, 2019. Rayados went to halftime down 2-0 (3-2 down on aggregate).

The team reacted and in the second half Rogelio Funes Mori scored the goal that tied the game 3-3 on aggregate. 

After the two extra time periods of 15 minutes were played, the score did not move and the title was defined by penalty kicks. 

Rayados players Vincent Janssen, Rogelio Funes Mori, Nicolás Sánchez and Leonel Vangioni scored from the penalty spot. Rayados goalkeeper Marcelo Barovero also played a key role by saving a penalty kick.

With a 4-2 penalty shootout victory at the Estadio Azteca, the Rayados won their fifth league title.



In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the doors of stadiums around the world to close, including Monterrey.

Months later, as soon as possible, Rayados and Tijuana played in the 2019-2020 Copa MX Final, although there were no fans in the stands due to the health protocol.

In the first leg, Monterrey defeated Tijuana Xolos 1-0, thanks to Nicolás Sánchez’s solitary goal. 

On November 4, 2020, the second leg game was played at the Estadio BBVA. With a goal from Dutchman Vincent Janssen, Rayados tied 1-1, thus winning 2-1 on aggregate to win his third Cup title.

On October 28, 2021, under the technical direction of Javier “Vasco” Aguirre, Rayados won their fifth CONCACAF Champions League title, after defeating America 1-0 with a goal by Rogelio Funes Mori in the Final.

By that time, the pandemic situation allowed a 75% capacity, so that the Estadio BBVA was able to welcome 40,000 fans again to celebrate with the team.



The CONCACAF championship gave Rayados two tickets to the Club World Cup: one for the United Arab Emirates 2022 and another for the Club World Cup to be played in 2025 with a new format. 

After the 2022 Club World Cup, Víctor Manuel Vucetich, the most winning technical director in the Club's history, returned to the helm of Rayados.





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