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Monarcas Morelia rumored to be involved in possible move to Mazatlan

Mazatlan plans to have a new team next season, and Morelia seems to be the main candidate for the move according to press reports.

Morelia v Leon - Torneo Clausura 2020 Liga MX Photo by Angel Castillo/Jam Media/Getty Images

This weekend rumors were strong that Monarcas Morelia is going to move to Mazatlan, which raised numerous protests from press and fans. According to reports from TUDN, Morelia is the leading candidate to move to the city in Sinaloa, where a modern stadium has been built and business owners were trying to acquire a franchise for the city since its completion. This has led to criticism and even a protest in the city of Morelia from fans against the possible move, which is still in the midst of the COVID-19 emergency.

The rumors of the situation started when Governor of the state of Sinaloa Quirino Ordaz announced that there will be a new team in Mazatlan that would be playing in the new season. Most of the talk was that it was going to be Puebla, “unofficially” owned by TV Azteca, who has battled with the lack of attendance for some time. But this weekend the rumor changed to another TV Azteca owned team, Monarcas Morelia. Morelia has fared better in attendance, although there were rumors of problems from drug related crimes that has made the city supposedly have problems in attracting top foreign players. Yet the news about Morelia, a historic Liga MX team, moving to Mazatlan bought a lot of criticism from fans. This had led to a protest this Sunday in the city of Morelia and widespread criticsm from all sides to the decision. No word yet of what will happen but you should expect a lot of rumbles from both fans and press, to the decision, should it be announced.