Opened in August of 2015, Estadio BBVA Bancomer became a world class stadium that Rayados fans and the people of Monterrey are proud to call their own. The venue has revolutionized the stadium experience in Latin America. Estadio BBVA Bancomer in Monterrey, Mexico is a majestic welcome that draws more than 50,000 passionate fans into a world-class stadium that represents Monterrey’s heritage and future, while challenging the expectations of what the Latin American soccer stadium experience can be. The stadium’s design incorporates the most significant premium experience in any soccer stadium across the globe, with neighborhood seating spaces designed to accommodate the more hospitality-driven fan.
Jury Notes: Concrete muscle encapsulated by an undulating geometry of the stadium’s skin complement a rugged topography. The building feels like a well-tuned exotic sports car. The thoughtful siting of this complex building type makes for wonderful public space, and clear entrance while allowing services to recede. The jurors loved the powerful “James Turrell-like” moment inside the bowl with framed vista to the landscape.