River Plate continues working for the Monumental Stadium to become South America’s highest capacity stadium, capable of holding 81,000 spectators (57,722 seating and 23,278 standing). Thanks to this great initiative, a new tier will be added closer to the playing field and several improvements will be made to the lower grandstands to get a better view.
The Club has the first and only hybrid grass playing field with heating and aeration systems in the country. Thanks to this work, the Mâs Monumental Stadium will have new lower grandstands, 180 boxes, 926 hospitality seats, a 24/7 restaurant, 360° mobility in boxes, three new parking levels, and a new Instituto River, among other important innovations.
The first part of the work’s second stage, that involves more than 200 people working from Monday to Saturday, who have poured 4,000 cubic meters of concrete so far, has progressed as follows:
Centenario lower grandstand
-It’s the grandstand where the most progress has been made.
-90% of the concrete work is finished (tier stage).
-Creation of new access, Puerta Maraton, for vehicle entry (adjacent to the Belgrano grandstand).
-The construction fence was placed to start building the new boxes.
-Restrooms, grandstand bars, and medical posts have been demolished.
-30 boxes and a 24/7 restaurant (500-square-meter indoor area + 215-square-meter outdoor area) will be built, facing the River neighborhood and the playing field, with new circulation spaces and cladding.
-The foundations for the elevator tower have been completed.
San Martin lower grandstand
- One third of the concrete work is finished (tier stage).
-The single exit tunnel leading to the playing field is 70% finished (excavation and casting works). The support structure is being built.
-The seats will start to be put in place soon.
Sivori lower grandstand
-The foundations have been laid (they will support the whole structure).
-Concrete work is being carried out at the new gates.
Belgrano lower grandstand
Currently laying the concrete foundation.
A new color for a new era
The color choice is based on a brand strategy that aims at conveying a sense of modernity and spaciousness, achieving a neater visual style and design. The gray color, taken from concrete, honors the basic material that makes up the Mâs Monumental Stadium.
This color will also lead to considerable savings in the mid- to long-term as it lasts longer in open air stadiums that are directly affected by UV rays.
The Club's new branding includes different shades of gray as a complementary color to white, red, and black, which represent River Plate.
One gray shade has been taken as the basis for the full design of the Mâs Monumental Stadium, following the trend of the world’s most important stadiums, including the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, the SoFi Stadium, the Allegiant Stadium, the AT&T Stadium, and the Areia da Baixada Stadium.