Another interesting redevelopment in Mexico, this time in the hot Toluca. Hot not only for the action, but for match atmosphere at one of the most compact stadiums around.
The stadium with two World Cups and reputation for great atmosphere is about to be expanded by 8,000 seats to reach 30,000. But while that might sound unimpressive for some contemporary projects, in the case of Estadio Nemesio Díez adding any more seats is hard. Upper tiers will be added in the south and east – only two sides where expansion is still possible. Still, they will have to significantly overlap the existing ones and go up.
Toluca FC are also planning to improve their corporate facilities by adding VIP towers in the corners, almost copying those from Avellaneda in Argentina. Multi-storey car park will be built on a nearby plot and connected with the stadium by pedestrian bridges. With most regular fans in this inner-city stadium arriving on foot, parking spaces will be reserved mostly for the richer visitors.
The entire project is expected to cost 800 million pesos ($54m / €47.5m) and is expected to be delivered in under two years. If reached, this deadline will ensure reopening to celebrate the club’s centenary.