Estadio BBVA Bancomer (Estadio de Futbol de Monterrey)
|Construction||10.2011 - 2015|
|Cost||$ 200 million|
|Design||Populous, VFO Arquitectos|
|Contractor||Constructora Maiz Mier|
Estadio BBVA Bancomer – construction description
Despite being designed back in 2008 by Mexican-American HOK Sport team (later divided into Populous and VFO Arquitectos), the project only received its green light in August 2011, which allowed for preparatory works to be done in October of that year.
The stadium will have a dynamic shape, sloping lower towards the south. Architects said it would make a batter relation to the nearby mountains, which – by the way – fans will be able to view thanks to the declinatory shape. Not only that, the pitch will also receive more sunlight with that move.
Despite being surrounded by parking spaces, the stadium should give an impression of green space with plants supposed to cover a third of the entire plot. Trees between parking sections, grass in the bays, water collecting system and efficient energy use should make this venue exemplary not only for many other Mexican stadia, but also those in other countries.
New stadium: Game changer from Monterrey
Who said covering a stadium with aluminum sheets makes it look bad? It made this one look stunning and Estadio BBVA Bancomer will boost the image of entire Mexican football.
Mexico: Monterrey stadium over 80% ready
This may be too little compared to initial construction schedule, but current work pace is very good. Mexico’s most modern stadium is scheduled to open in early 2015.