River Plate has decided to undertake extensive remodeling, maintaining the essence and tradition of the historic grounds, while adapting the stadium to the needs and standards of modern football in the 21st century: it will expand its capacity to make it the largest in South America and improve comfort of the fans, services offered and access to the Stadium.
IDOM carried out a comprehensive study of alternatives, identifying the optimal option to ensure the feasibility of this important remodeling. After this stage, following the presentation of the project by the President of the club, Jorge Brito, and the unanimous approval by the Board of Directors and by the Assembly of Member Representatives, work has begun to commence execution of the works, following IDOM’s project developed in collaboration with the local firms BMA, AHF and Mackinlay Vignaroli.
The lowering of the pitch and the disappearance of the athletics track will make it possible to introduce new lower stands close to the field of play, allowing greater contact with the public. Another important work involves the construction of a single exit tunnel from the changing rooms, in the middle of the San Martín grandstand and with internal views from the paddock, in the style of the great European stadiums.
The project also contemplates increasing the number of luxury boxes in the middle grandstands, thus achieving a 360-degree connection that encompasses the existing boxes in the San Martín and Belgrano stands. The creation of these new boxes, the new hospitality sectors, the construction of three parking floors, the inclusion of a new restaurant for daily use with views of the playing field and the River neighborhood mean a new standard of quality and service in what that this type of space refers to throughout Latin America.
Finally, the placement of new seats in the Stadium will complete this important transformation of the historic Monumental Stadium, providing it with greater comfort and making it the largest and most modern in South America.