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Old 08-03-2015, 07:45 PM
 
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Last night CF Monterrey inaugurated their new stadium in a friendly vs. Benfica. The stadium is fantastic. Here's an article with pictures of the stadium from the Kansas City Business Journal. The KC based firm, Populous, was the architect.

Populous designs first-of-its-kind stadium in Mexico - Kansas City Business Journal

The stadium during construction:




-Cheers.
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Old 08-06-2015, 08:38 AM
 
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That seems to be the new look of stadiums today, kind of like a worm curling up. Stadiums used to be more boxy, but this one looks good.
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Old 08-06-2015, 05:32 PM
 
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That seems to be the new look of stadiums today, kind of like a worm curling up. Stadiums used to be more boxy, but this one looks good.

It seems that the look many club owners are looking for is a futuristic rounded look and cladded with metal like the one in the article. I like the boxy look like the older parks in the BPL. They seem very intimate and the spectators are close to the pitch.
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Old 08-06-2015, 07:38 PM
 
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Pretty nice stadium, finally Latin America(notably Brazil, Argentina and Mexico) is building good modern stadiums. I hope our teams can get back to playing at the same level against Europeans soon .

Anyway, no stadium in the world is more intimidating than La Bombonera:

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Old 08-06-2015, 11:19 PM
 
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Pretty nice stadium, finally Latin America(notably Brazil, Argentina and Mexico) is building good modern stadiums. I hope our teams can get back to playing at the same level against Europeans soon .

Anyway, no stadium in the world is more intimidating than La Bombonera:
Those umbrella's intimidate the hell out of me
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Old 08-06-2015, 11:20 PM
 
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It seems that the look many club owners are looking for is a futuristic rounded look and cladded with metal like the one in the article. I like the boxy look like the older parks in the BPL. They seem very intimate and the spectators are close to the pitch.
I always thought the square stadiums which were right on the pitch were the best. Most of the modern stadiums look cool from the outside but aren't that great overall imho
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Old 08-07-2015, 08:38 AM
 
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I always thought the square stadiums which were right on the pitch were the best. Most of the modern stadiums look cool from the outside but aren't that great overall imho
I agree and that's why I showed La Bombonera hehe

With these modern security and confort rules for creating stadiums, if they wanted to build La Bombonera today I doubt the authorities would allow it, because of this:

They didn't have a big area to build the stadium but they still wanted a big one. The solution was "squeezing" the floors with almost no inclination which made it steep - It's so steep that they had to put these handrails so people won't fall into the lower floors/pitch(look at this picture):



It's looks scary to the crowd but even more scary to the players, it seems like 40 thousand people are falling into the pitch.

The crowd is so close to the pitch that when Boca Juniors is taking a corner kick, people take selfies with the players. When the away team is going to take it, the football player gets cursed or sometimes even spat on the face.

Also, there's the fireworks/paper show before the match and the supporters climbing the fence and making smoke during the whole match.

Sadly sometimes Boca Juniors' supporters go to far, like during the last Round of 16 in Copa Libertadores. They threw pepper gas in River Plate's locker room, burning a few players. Obviously Boca Juniors got kicked out of the competition and they got the worst punishment they could: River Plate(their eternal rival, probably the biggest rivalry in the world) ended up being champion this week.

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