Estadio BBVA Bancomer
|Location||Metropolitan Area of Monterrey|
|Field size||265 x 223|
|Built||2011 - 2015 (scheduled)|
|Opened||August 1, 2015 (scheduled)|
|Construction cost||USD$500 million|
|Project manager||Samuel Castillo|
|Main contractors||Constructora Maiz Mier http://www.maizmier.com/|
|C. F. Monterrey (Liga MX) (2015–)|
The Estadio BBVA Bancomer is a stadium currently under development for FEMSA and C. F. Monterrey in Guadalupe, Greater Monterrey. The stadium will replace the leased Estadio Tecnológico as the home of the Rayados, ending 63 years of residency on the campus of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education.
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, and VFO Architects, one of the most experienced companies in sporting venues in Mexico.
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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