Estadio Jorge Luis Hirschi
|Target capacity||24 927|
|Capacity before works||23 000|
|Category||Construction in progress|
|Construction||2002 - 2017|
|Cost||ARS 192 million (2015 - 2017)|
|Design||Arq. Enrique Lombardi y Asoc|
|Contractor||Marín Construcciones S.A – Saddemi S.A UTE|
|Address||e/ y 57 1900, Av. 1 55, B1906DLA La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
Description: Estadio Jorge Luis Hirschi
Construction of a brand New stadium for Estudiantes was launched back in 2002, when the old one was still in use. Works were possible due to the new north end being built behind the stadium, with intention to later move the field closer to it.
Joy of Estudiantes supporters didn’t last long, though, because after just months under construction, the project was halted. And similar stops along the way were far too common for an investment of this kind, prompted especially by the special status of Paseo del Bosque, where both old and new stadiums were located. Fears of environmental impact and building too much within the protected park blocked the stadium for years.
As a result Estudiantes only played their last game at the old stadium in 2005 and even afterwards it wasn’t until 2007 that works could resume. This is when the old ground disappeared entirely and works on the north stand were launched again. Second came the large east stand and both were structurally complete by 2011. In 2012 erection of tall pavilion along the west side of the field began, followed by the new south stand in 2013. The field was moved north in that year.
Eventually the stadium will also have two towers in north/south-eastern corners. It’s also hoped that a partial or even complete roof over the auditorium will be built, but not after the new stadium opens in 2017.