the president of River Plate, Jorge Britopresented this Monday with his board of directors and the coach Marcelo Gallardoamong others, a construction project to remodel the “Monumental” stadium that includes taking it from 72.00 to 81,000 seats to turn it into the largest stadium in South America.
“We want to emphasize that this work has been done since River, putting a lot of financial and economic creativity. We have been working on the previous board of directors for many years and today is the time. We know that all riverplatenses are waiting for this work and we want to make it possible,” he said. Brito at a press conference.
In 2020, the Millionaire took advantage of the suspension of the tournaments due to the coronavirus pandemic to carry out important works in the stadium Antonio Vespucio Liberti, popularly known as ‘the Monumental‘, which included the expansion of capacity and the removal of the athletics track, where they now plan to build new seats.
These refurbishments would allow the stadium located in Buenos Aires reach 81,000 localities, almost a thousand more than the Monumental Stadium of Peruthe largest of South America.
“It is a very important day for everyone. We are here to continue the legacy of Antonio Vespucci Liberti and make his dream even bigger,” said the club’s president.
The project, which must be approved by the Assembly of Member Representatives, foresees two sources of income: pre-sale of the new locations and the inclusion of a brand or company in the name of the stadium.