Populous reveal designs for 65,000 seater stadium in Mexico

4 February 2022
  • Populous
  • Populous
  • Populous

Nuevo Leon


New venue planned for top-flight football team

Tenderstream member Populous has announce its involvement in the project to create a new 65,000-seat stadium for Liga MX football club Tigres UANL in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Liga MX is the top professional football division of the Mexican football league system, where Tigres UANL have maintained a place for 60 years. Plans for the stadium, which is due to be delivered in 2025, were unveiled at a press conference, with the Governor of Nuevo León, Samuel García, in attendance alongside representatives of the club, Populous, UANL, Sinergia Deportiva and Juego de Pelota.

Populous’ multi-use design features separate changing rooms for Tigres’ men’s and women’s teams and a retractable pitch that will allow a range of events to be hosted, from soccer and athletics to concerts and American football. The scheme also incorporates retail, hospitality, hotel rooms, offices, and classrooms for the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) to facilitate year-round usage and create a socially responsible and financially sustainable venue. The new stadium will be located on a site close to Tigres’ current home, Estadio Universitario, meaning the club will have no need to relocate during construction. 

Christopher Lee, managing director – EMEA, Populous, said: “We are proud to be part of this exciting project to create a new home for Tigres UANL that will allow them to continue to flourish at the very highest level. Our design builds on the club’s rich history at Estadio Universitario to deliver a stadium that will come to hold a special place in the hearts of the fans and indeed the wider community.”

Lucy Nordberg
Tenderstream Head of Research

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