Thick aluminum mesh will decorate Estadio Ramón Sanchez Pizjuán by the end of 2016, ending the second phase of stadium renovations.
Officially on Friday and in full swing now, installation of the outer skin of Estadio Ramón Sanchez Pizjuán has begun. Because Sevilla FC’s stadium will be used to hold games during renovation works, the upgrades are phased. First comes the north stand. By the end of 2016 all of the stadium should look like this:
The “cascade” visual effect will be created thanks to the use of very thick aluminum mesh to cover the stadium. Its perforations ensure ventilation and light access inside the stadium, but at the same time provide an almost opaque outer appearance.
Before installation could begin, the monolithic concrete structure was painted black, which is also the colour of steel frames used to hold the new “skin”.
These external works mark the second phase of “Bombonera de Nervion” redevelopment. Last year Sevilla ran the first part, changing all seats inside the stadium and installing new electronics.