Estadio Jorge Luis Hirschi
|Cost||ARS 192 mln|
|Construction||2002 - 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
This stadium concept for Estudiantes La Plata, initially nicknamed Tierra de Campeones, envisages both remaining at the spiritual home and retaining the name of Estadio Jorge Luis Hirschi. The place, occupied by Estudiantes since 1907, offers limited space for construction, thus the unusual stadium layout, but is also one of the prime spots throughout La Plata.
With extremely compromised west size, all infrastructure for players and media will be located on the east side. The west will only see a large pavilion for corporate clients with 120 private boxes and semi-open business sections spreading through 5 floors. A total of 146 boxes are envisaged for the entire stadium, offering 2,807 business seats.
Behind the goals two vast terraces are planned. The larger one will be built behind the north end, accommodating over 9,000 most vocal fans. South end, with fewer rows, will offer just over 6,000 capacity. Both will also house significant infrastructure for sportsmen, though not necessarily football players. A large gymnasium is planned in the north, while swimming pools will be located under the south end.
Designed by former club president Enrique Lombardi, the stadium has been reinvented several times, especially with numerous delays and interruptions forcing its construction to last 15 years at the very least. Current plan foresees opening in 2017 with no roof, but partial or even complete cover could be added on a later date.
Interestingly, the stadium is expected to offer large surfaces of office space, totaling 15,000 m2. Much of it would be used by Estudiantes, but commercial lease is also planned.
Argentina: When will Estudiantes complete their dream?
Although the stadium is already fully operational and can be a source of pride, it’s not complete. The vision included a canopy and two corner towers. Are these still planned?
Argentina: ¡Bienvenido a casa, Pincharratas!
Pardon our Spanish, we just thought it's worth it. After all, third reconstruction began 17 years ago and for the past 14 years (or, as they count it: 5,186 days) Estudiantes were forced to live a nomadic life. Their exodus is over now!
Argentina: Estudiantes celebrate green status
Just ahead of sentimental reopening, the new stadium of Estudiantes de La Plata received two major certificates confirming the effort to deliver a sustainable, eco-friendly stadium.
Argentina: Verón announces opening for Estudiantes
Legendary Argentinian international has the honour of inviting the “Pincharatas” community for official reopening of their home stadium. After 14-year exodus Estudiantes will return to Estadio Jorge Luis Hirschi on November 9.
La Plata: Estudiantes push forward, sign crucial contracts
Within one week Estudiantes de La Plata signed deals for all of its stadium lighting, all seats, roof over the west stand and accessibility improvements. Every day closer to returning home!
La Plata: Estudiantes waiting for the playing field
January and February are both busy in La Plata, along avenues 1 and 57. Almost all masonry is delivered, waterproofing ongoing and in less than two weeks the green grass will arrive.
Argentina: Works progress in La Plata along with aim at environmental certification
As the year comes to a close, works are entering final stages at Estadio Jorge Luis Hirschi in La Plata. The stadium is also announced to meet criteria of EDGE certification for environmental-friendliness.
Argentina: Estudiantes secure funds to resume stadium work
Not enough to deliver 100% of the planned building, but enough to restart construction. Estudiantes de La Plata secured a loan worth $5 million and are looking to close the deal for remaining $3.5 million.
Argentina: Deadlock at Estudiantes reconstruction
Only minor works will be carried out at the new stadium of Estudiantes de la Plata as the club terminates contract with construction company. No funding is secured to continue with works.