Opened in 2015, Monterrey’s BBVA Bancomer Stadium has already earned the nickname ‘El Gigante de Acero’ (The Steel Giant) among fans and it’s not hard to see why.
The 52,000-seater arena squats on a green plateau outside the city of Guadelupe and features a gleaming undulating design, but that’s nothing compared to the spectacular view from the upper tiers…
— Zack Goldman (@ThatDamnYank) August 23, 2017
The stadium design is apparently inspired by the Cera de la Silla mountains that lay beyond it and it’s easy to see why.
It’d an honest-to-god crime to have vistas like that and not make a feature of them.
Has top-tier football ever been played in a more dramatic natural setting? Perhaps only SC Braga have a legitimate shout.