Paraguayan Primera División football team Club Nacional has commenced work on the redevelopment of its Estadio Arsenio Erico.
The focal point of the project will be the construction of a new south stand, with the north stand also being redeveloped.
The playing field will be expanded to dimensions of 105 metres long and 68 metres wide, while a new lighting system will be installed to ensure the stadium complies with international standards.
Asunción-based Nacional has played at the Estadio Arsenio Erico, named after a legendary Paraguayan striker who commenced his career at the club, since the facility opened in 1904. The stadium has a current seating capacity of around 4,400.
Yesterday’s (Tuesday’s) groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Paraguayan Football Association (APF) president Robert Harrison, who formerly held the same role at Nacional.
“Today, after 24 years, I can say that I am tremendously proud, just as the ‘nacionalófilos’ will be, to be able to have an attractive stadium, where international competitions can be played,” said Harrison.
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