Estadio de Fútbol Monterrey
|Estadio de Fútbol Monterrey|
|Location||Metropolitan Area of Monterrey|
|Built||2011 - 2014 (scheduled)|
|Owner||FEMSA & State of Nuevo León|
|Construction cost||USD$200 million|
Formerly HOK Sport
|Main contractors||Constructora Maiz Mier http://www.maizmier.com/|
|Field dimensions||265 x 223|
|CF Monterrey (PDFMF) (2014–)|
The project was met with much controversy, stemming from the multiple accusations of the construction as an apparent impediment to the wildlife growth on a local scale. Regardless, the project was greenlit in August 2011, and is expected to begin construction proper in October of the same year, involving approximately 30 months total in development time.
|North side height||46m|
|South side height||32m|
The Monterrey Stadium will be the most recent generation venue responsibly planned and integrated into its surroundings by its architectural design, created by one of the firms that have developed more stadiums than any firm in the world: Populous (formerly HOK Sport Venue Event), and VFO Architects, one of the most experienced companies in sporting venues in Mexico.
Populous has led the design of hundreds of projects, among many others:
- Wembley Stadium
- Yankee Stadium
- Arsenal Stadium
- Benfica Stadium
- Bolton Stadium
- Hong Kong Olympic Stadium
The project is planned to have a capacity of few over 50,000 people, an authentic grass surface, Suites, a club-themed Restaurant, a club lounge, and high-end interior and exterior design. The inclination of the grandstand will be 34 degrees and at the minimum distance allowed by FIFA to provide unsurpassed closeness to the action.
More than a third of the total land area will be green areas. This proportion exceeds the current regulations. These green areas will be used to filter rainwater, which will contribute to the recharge of aquifers. Parking lots will be evenly distributed around the stadium, including wooded areas to achieve a future integration with the Ecological Park. These areas will be divided into zones, which are integrated into the landscape and topography. The northern boundary to the Rio La Silla is a wooded trail area that will connect the Stadium with the New Ecological Park. This ecological park and parking will be green areas, with a landscape design that blends with the surrounding environment, with only trees and plants of the region to facilitate preservation and adaptation to the environment. The areas are interconnected by circuits, which are also integrated with the environment. This will allow vehicular and pedestrian traffic to be controlled, which will facilitate to have different events at the same time in a secure manner, in addition to optimal visual and noise impact according to the seating capacity. The surface consists of grass supported and reinforced with a high strength plastic system called "Grasspave."
- Official website (Spanish) (English)
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