The “volcano” will be renewed. The home of the Tigres de Nuevo León will enter the competition of the most modern stadiums in the world and will become the largest sports venue in the entity.
New stadium for tigers
Its dimensions will exceed those of BBVA Monterrey, home of the Rayados, a team that, despite being competitive in the sport, will share something: the design bureau. Populous is one of the world’s leading mathematical architecture firms. He designed the stadiums where the World Cup, Olympics and Super Bowls were held. Samuel Garcia, Governor of Nuevo Leon, announced that the renovation would be a 100% private investment and would cost $320 million. The building will accommodate 65,000 spectators and will contain a hotel, conference center, multidisciplinary halls and restaurants. For sports clubs, there will be separate changing rooms for men’s and women’s teams. Inside there will also be a center for technological innovation, the “new Silicon Valley,” as the official put it. In addition, LEED certification will be sought, so one of its main focuses will be the use of sustainable methods in its construction and operation, such as retractable lawn. The company specializes in sports construction and entertainment events, which is why its former name was HOK Sport Venue Event. Founded by George Hellmuth, George Kasabum and Jio Obata in 1983. Since then they have worked on 2,500 projects. In Mexico, they designed, in addition to the BBVA stadium, Akron in Guadalajara. His other notable works include Macron in the UK, Arena das Dunas in Brazil and Yankee Stadium in the US.
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