Tigres will not build a new stadium, according to news reports today.
Several plans have been discussed in recent months, with two locations – above the Santa Catarina river and on disused railway tracks behind the existing ground – receiving considerable media attention.
However, UANL rector Rogelio Garza confirmed on Wednesday morning that the board had reached the decision to remodel El Volcan instead.
“In February we’ll have the first meeting. The first stage is the remodeling, and we’re working on the project,” said Garza. “The theme of the new stadium is a bit latent, but we will soon make a formal announcement.”
“We’re talking about 15,000 – 20,000 more seats,” he added.
It’s understood the new design will be based on the Bernabeu and San Siro, with a tower in each corner supporting a new tier of seating and corporate boxes.