Mace awarded contract to expand infrastructure of Peruvian football club
Mace will provide infrastructure improvements to one of Peru’s most popular soccer teams, Alianza Lima.
The British contractor, who worked on the £800million Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, has signed the deal to remodel the Alejandro Villanueva Stadium site.
The contract will also see Mace develop master plans which will serve as the basis for the future construction of the club’s planned high performance centre.
Mace, who specializes in managing and advising large-scale projects around the world, previously provided services for the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games, the first time the games were held in Peru.
Mace Regional Manager for Latin America, Oliver Conde, said: “We are delighted to be appointed by Alianza Lima and to support the delivery of the vital works at the Alejandro Villanueva Stadium and High Performance Center that will be so important. for the future of the club.
“We know the importance of Alianza Lima to millions of Peruvians and the positive role it plays in the local community and we are extremely excited to help the club grow and contribute to its legacy. Peru is an important region for Mace’s growth and this is another exciting step in our journey”.
The first phase of the project will be the installation of a new lighting system in the current stadium of Alianza Lima, which will allow the club to play at night in better conditions.
Alianza Lima Managing Director Fernando Salazar said: “We are going to have first-class lighting, not only for local and international matches, as required by CONMEBOL and FIFA, but also to use our stadium for shows and other events.
Fondo Blanquiazul president Diego Gonzales Posada hailed the importance of a deal.
He said: “We are very excited. Our aspiration has always been to provide the club with the proper infrastructure.
“Now we will not only have a first-class lighting system, but we will also renovate and expand the Alejandro Villanueva stadium, as well as build the high performance center where our first team and youth divisions will be located. will result.
“All of this will make us much stronger and help us grow both locally and internationally.”
The capacity of Estadio Alejandro Villanueva is currently 34,000.
Mace’s work on the construction side of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium rebuild has increased capacity from 36,000 to nearly 63,000.
While working on Spurs’ new stadium, which replaced White Hart Lane, Mace came under some scrutiny due to failing to meet his schedule obligations.
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