The new drainage system of the Monumental
The River leadership made an important decision. Taking advantage of the fact that due to the pandemic there will be a long time without an audience in the stands in Argentine soccer, they chose to perform a state-of-the-art work and modernize the playing field of the Antonio Vespucio Liberti.
With machines working 24 hours a day and after carrying out several excavations, in which historical discoveries such as the horseshoes of the racecourse from the beginning of the 20th century or a closed section of the referee’s tunnel that had been in disuse since 1977, the The club has now made progress in the drainage system that the Monumental will have, something key to not suffer again on days of storms.
After conducting the pertinent studies on the composition of the stadium’s floor, it was concluded that the fiber cement pipes should be replaced by PVC pipes that are not covered like the previous ones. A phase of laying of pipes in rain drainage gutters, to later place a geotextile blanket and a waterproof layer. It will also have a layer of sand and an organic compound, in which the seeds will later be placed.
A phase of laying pipes in rain drainage gutters was carried out, to then place a geotextile blanket and a waterproof layer
The sowing process, for its part, is scheduled for early 2021. The combined grass loaves will be placed, in which the natural grass will be reinforced with artificial fibers (only 5 percent will be artificial). As he could know ., With the installation of this drainage of the groundwater table, if the layers rise too high, the pipes receive the water and send it to wells for subsequent extraction.
It is worth remembering that the natural grass system reinforced with fiber injection technology will allow the court to have more hours of use than a traditional one. In addition, the aeration technology will aid root development and lead to the growth of healthier and stronger grass that will have lower maintenance costs. “This allows the seeds to be ‘tricked’ so that they do not have to be reseeded during winter or summer and everything is kept in optimal condition”, the club was entrusted to this site during the start of the works.
There will be a heating system, which will ensure that warmer air is sent to the roots in cold weather, and cold air in hot weather. In this way, You will always perceive a temperate climate, which will mean that the sowing should not be changed according to the time of year.
With the installation of this drainage of the water table, if the layers rise too high, the pipes receive the water and send it to some wells for subsequent extraction.
Within these reforms, which were inspired by avant-garde stadiums such as those of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Luzhniki (it hosted seven games during the 2018 World Cup in Russia), it stands out that the playing field was lowered 1.9 meters and that the hybrid system will seek to avoid the problems that were generated due to poor water absorption on stormy days.
As regards the visual, the main variant is that the classic athletic track that surrounded the playing field was completely eliminated. This measure – added to the creation of a single European-style tunnel – opens up the possibility of progress in the future in the creation of new stands, which will increase the capacity of spectators.
In the last few weeks too different devices were installed to have high quality WIFI 6. Through an agreement with a company linked to technology that knew how to sponsor the Millionaire’s shirt, the reforms began. The devices are distributed in the different columns of each tray of the Monumental, as well as in the area of the confectionery and the parking lot.
“Today WIFI is a basic need of the people, and consequently of the spectator inside a soccer field. Today the boys, and the not so young, see the goals and the changes in the rival team through the Internet, for example. We used to do it through an AM radio. That has now changed and has become a necessity, which fortunately, through an agreement with the main Chinese brand, which was previously a sponsor of River, we hope to satisfy, ”Vice President Jorge Brito commented to this medium.
In the last hours the fences were removed and the forward that was inside the Centenario Alta tribune was removed. In this way, this sector of the Antonio Vespucio Liberti will have similar characteristics to those of the Sívori high tribune, the other head of the stadium. Thanks to these tweaks, supporters who come to this location will have a better experience, with clearer visibility of the playing field and without interruptions.
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