|Category||Design being implemented|
|Cost||R$ 560 mln|
|Construction||20/04/2020 - 2022|
Description: Arena MRV
Brand new private stadium of Atlético Mineiro would be built in western Belo Horizonte, in the Califórnia district. The club acquired a lucrative plot of land from MRV Engenharia, lying beside a major avenue and near the ring-road connection. It’s not an ideal piece of land due to high slope, but possibly the best available.
Inspired by club colours (alvinegro, white-black stripes), the new arena comes as the first stadium ever designed by Bernardo Farkasvölgyi, local architect who privately is an ardent supporter of Galo. Before designing, he visited numerous stadiums in Brazil and Europe. His praise of Allianz Arena seems quite visible in this design, though it’s still an original building.
The outer skin will be divided into two kinds of vertical segments: lighter (membrane) and darker. They will vary in translucency, thus ensuring that regardless of the lighting and weather someone is inside or out, there is always an impression of “alvinegro” mix. The building’s peak will reach 11 floors.
Inside there should be room for 46,000 people (initial plans suggested 50,000+). Due to differing height, fans will be entering from different levels. In the west, where a large public plaza is planned, access will be possible from field level. Meanwhile in the east fans will approach the stadium at the height of the middle tier.
The structure and adjoined building will offer Brazil’s largest on-site parking (4,600 cars), club museum and megastore.
Brazil: Construction against the odds in Belo Horizonte
Though Brazil is facing a myriad of issues connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlético Mineiro decided not to wait any longer. Work has begun on the new stadium despite massive cost increase.
Belo Horizonte: Unanimous council approval for Atletico's stadium
All 38 members at the plenary voted in favour of the bill that gives green light to Atletico Mineiro's new stadium. The vote was welcomed by numerous supporters in the gallery.
Brazil: Atlético Mineiro getting closer to a new stadium
The mayor of Belo Horizonte submitted a bill to the city council to approve the project of MRV Arena. It is one of the final steps required to get the permission to build the stadium.
Brazil: The most efficient stadium nationwide?
The cheapest in terms of price-per-seat, optimised to generate maximum revenue, Arena MRV in Belo Horizonte might be a game-changer for Atletico Mineiro, who have just finished 110 years!
Belo Horizonte: Atletico Mineiro boost Arena MRV capacity
Additional 5,000 seats will be created at the new Atletico Mineiro stadium once it opens its doors... not exactly clear when. The club hopes to have it ready in 2020 but not all obstacles have been overcome so far.
Belo Horizonte: New Galo stadium will create a white elephant
While the green light for Atletico Mineiro to build their private stadium is great news for Atletico fans, it's a potential horror for Estadio Raimundo Sampaio where they play at present.
Belo Horizonte: “Galo” moving towards their new stadium
With the stadium's final version finally on display, Atletico Mineiro are closer to their long-standing dream of moving to a private home. Groundbreaking is expected in 2018.
Belo Horizonte: Galo downsizing their stadium plan by 40%
Lower capacity, without planned convention center and with smaller underground parking. The new stadium of Atletico Mineiro will be much cheaper than planned.
New design: Galo’s black and white dream
Over the years Atlético Mineiro have been playing in two stadiums. Now they’re settled on building a third one to call their own (and not share revenue with public authorities).