Estadio BBVA Bancomer

Monterrey, Mexico

  • Services

    Architecture, Brand Activation, Landscape Design

  • Typologies

    Stadiums

  • Building Activities

    Soccer

  • Location

    North America

  • Completion

    2015

CHALLENGE. Estadio BBVA Bancomer sits at the heart of the restored Parque la Pastora, Monterrey’s latest recreational and leisure destination. This venue challenges the expectations of a modern world-class soccer stadium.

INNOVATION. Inspired by the region’s history of brewing and steel manufacturing, the stadium’s self-supported tri-podal structure is sculptural in the Monterrey skyline. Airflow comes in via ‘gills’ in the facade, ventilating the stadium and keeping spectators and players cool and comfortable. The cantilevered roof, which is a vast structure of 55 meters, also guarantees the utmost comfort and shade within the stadium. Its dramatic asymmetric sweeping form pays homage to the famous Cerro de la Silla Mountain, which frames the roof of the stadium.

 

  • The stadium’s metallic cladding references the industrial heritage of Monterrey.

Estadio BBVA Bancomer is home to more premium seating than any other soccer stadium in Latin America, with neighborhood seating spaces designed to accommodate the hospitality-driven fan. More than 4,500 club seats and 324 suites create a well-rounded, more exclusive experience and balance a seating bowl that allows for camaraderie and intimate views, bringing fans closer to the action than any stadium in the country.

IMPACT. The result is a brilliant stadium for C.F. Monterrey Rayados and its fans and the most atmospheric in Latin America, with a seating bowl designed to provide a more intense atmosphere than any other on the continent. To achieve this, spectators sit as close to the pitch as possible, with excellent views of the game, while still enjoying an unparalleled level of fan comfort.

Monterrey is a new model for Mexican facilities.

Don Muret / SportsBusiness Journal
Facts and Figures
Capacity
51,000
Club seats
4,500
suites
324
Budget
$200 million
Awards
2017
Architectural Merit Award; AIA Central States
2016
Premium Seat Award; Stadium Business Awards
2016
X-Large Architecture Award; AIA Kansas City
2011
Design Excellence Award; AIA Kansas City
Project Team

Christopher Lee

Kelly Kerns

Tom Usher

Kobi Bradley

Brian Smith

John Shreve

Partho Dutta

Adam Stover