Liga MX outfit set for new stadium

Mexican Liga MX football team Club León has presented details of a new 35,000-seat stadium as part of a mixed-use development planned by owners Grupo Pachuca.

The Nuevo Estadio León was unveiled yesterday (Monday), with Manhattan International Construction Company and architectural firm HKS winning a tender process to develop the project, which will comprise three phases.

Phase one will encompass development of the stadium, which will have an initial capacity of 35,000. León has called the Estadio León, which has a capacity of around 31,000, its home since the stadium opened in 1967.

Phase two will involve the development of a 300-room hotel attached to the stadium, along with retail stores and a public gym. The final phase will lead to the construction of a football university, as well as a specialised medical clinic.

Mexican media outlet Expansión said that the project is set to require MXN2.5bn (£100.2m/€112m/$131.8m) of private investment.

Work on the project is expected to commence in the summer of 2019 and the stadium is set to be completed in the second half of 2021 or the first half of the following year.

Image: HKS