Estadio BBVA Bancomer

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Estadio BBVA Bancomer
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Location Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico
Coordinates 25°40′9″N 100°14′40″W / 25.66917°N 100.24444°W / 25.66917; -100.24444Coordinates: 25°40′9″N 100°14′40″W / 25.66917°N 100.24444°W / 25.66917; -100.24444
Owner FEMSA
Operator FEMSA
Capacity 53,500[1]
Field size 265x223
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 2011–2015
Opened August 2, 2015[3]
Construction cost US$200 million[2]
Architect Populous / VFO
Main contractors Constructora Maiz Mier http://www.maizmier.com/
Tenants
Monterrey (2015–present)
Website
Spanish website
English website

The Estadio BBVA Bancomer, nicknamed "El Gigante de Acero" (Spanish for "The Iron Giant"), is a stadium developed by FEMSA and C.F. Monterrey in Guadalupe, Greater Monterrey. The stadium replaced the Estadio Tecnológico as the home of Monterrey, ending 63 years of residency at that stadium. It was inaugurated on 2 August 2015 with the eighth edition of the Eusébio Cup, where Monterrey defeated Benfica 3–0.[4][5]

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.[6]

Design[edit]

Dimensiones MTS.
Length 277m
Wide 232m
North side height 46m
South side height 32m
Circumference 800m

The Monterrey Stadium is 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 Stadium currently has a capacity of 52,237 people, the fourth largest in Mexico. It has an authentic grass surface, suites, a club-themed Restaurant, a club lounge, and high-end interior and exterior design.[7] The inclination of the grandstand is 34 degrees and with the minimum distance allowed by FIFA to provide unsurpassed closeness to the action[citation needed].

Permeable area[edit]

More than a third of the total land area will be green areas[verification needed]. 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[verification needed]. These areas will be divided into zones, which are integrated into the landscape and topography[verification needed]. The northern boundary to the Rio La Silla is a wooded trail area that will connect the Stadium with the New Ecological Park[verification needed]. 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 surface consists of grass supported and reinforced with a high strength plastic system called "Grasspave."[citation needed].

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