Wikipedia - Liga de Expansión MX

The Liga de Expansión MX, also known as Liga de Desarrollo (Liga BBVA Expansión MX for sponsorship reasons), is a Mexican football league founded in 2020 as part of the Mexican Football Federation's "Stabilization Project", which has the primary objective of rescuing the financially troubled teams from the Ascenso MX and prevent the disappearance of a second-tier league in Mexico, for which there will be no promotion and relegation for six years. The project also attempts for Liga MX and former Ascenso MX teams to consolidate stable projects with strong administration, finances, and infrastructure.


On 20 February 2020, the presidents of the Liga MX clubs, the Ascenso MX clubs and Mexican Football Federation executives had a meeting, in which different topics were discussed with the intent of strengthening the two main leagues in the country.

On 26 June 2020, the league was officially presented, with the participation of 16 teams: Alebrijes de Oaxaca, Atlante, Atlético Morelia, Cancún, Celaya, Cimarrones de Sonora, Correcaminos UAT, Dorados de Sinaloa, Leones Negros UdeG, Mineros de Zacatecas, Tampico Madero, and Venados F.C. as Ascenso MX teams. Pumas Tabasco and Tapatío entered to the league as Liga MX affiliates. Finally, on 17 July 2020, Tepatitlán and Tlaxcala were invited as Liga Premier expansion teams.

On 22 May 2023, the Liga MX owners assembly approved a reform for the league that will be carried out in 2024. As a consequence of this reform, all the member teams of Liga MX must have a team in the Liga de Expansión MX, which will be made up of Under-23 footballers, who will compete together with the teams that were already part of the category, the new league will replace to Liga MX U–20 and will be called Expansión Sub–23.

The Mexico Liga de Expansion is a highly anticipated soccer tournament held annually in Mexico. It serves as a platform for up-and-coming teams and players to showcase their skills and compete at a professional level.

The tournament features a diverse range of teams from various regions of Mexico, each representing their respective cities or states. These teams are often affiliated with well-established clubs in the country's top-tier league, Liga MX, providing a pathway for young talents to progress and potentially earn a spot in the higher division.

The Mexico Liga de Expansion offers an exciting and competitive atmosphere, with matches played in state-of-the-art stadiums across the country. The tournament follows a format that includes both regular season matches and playoffs, ensuring intense competition and thrilling moments for fans.

The tournament not only serves as a platform for teams to compete for the championship title but also as an opportunity for players to catch the attention of scouts and potentially secure contracts with professional clubs. Many successful players have emerged from the Mexico Liga de Expansion and gone on to have successful careers in both domestic and international soccer.

The Mexico Liga de Expansion is known for its passionate fan base, with supporters filling the stadiums and creating an electric atmosphere during matches. The tournament provides an opportunity for fans to connect with their local teams and show their unwavering support.

Overall, the Mexico Liga de Expansion is a prestigious soccer tournament that showcases the talent and potential of Mexico's up-and-coming teams and players. It offers an exciting and competitive platform for both fans and participants, contributing to the growth and development of soccer in Mexico.