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#TDS22 Guest Q&A: River Plate’s Rodrigo Alvarez

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Ahead of TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit 2022, we caught up with Rodrigo Alvarez, project manager at River Plate, to discuss the Argentine Primera División club’s redevelopment of El Monumental…

River Plate presented its project for the renovation of the stadium back in February, as the club looks to transform the venue into the largest football facility in South America.

In April, the club signed a seven-year stadium naming-rights deal with South American retail company Grupo De Narváez, an agreement that is designed to help fund the redevelopment of El Monumental…

TheStadiumBusiness: What’s exciting you in the field of stadium design at present?

Rodrigo Alvarez: “I think one of the most interesting points in stadium design is the mix and flexibility of uses, making the building totally adaptable and open to configuration changes.”

TSB: What’s in the pipeline for River Plate over the next six to 12 months?

RA: “In the next six to 12 months we plan to finish phase one (three new grandstands, 30 new boxes and 250 parking spaces) and start with phase two (one new grandstand, 60 boxes and 500 parking spaces). All works will be carried out without suspending football matches.”

TSB: What are you most looking forward to about the Summit?

RA: “Getting to know other projects, news and points of view about the design, construction and management of stadiums.”

Explore the future of stadium design with Rodrigo Alvarez and 400+ stadium industry leaders – exclusively at #TDS22.

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