The mayor of Bogotá, Claudia Lopezand the director of the District Institute of Recreation and Sports (IDRD), Blanca Duranmade the presentation to the media of the project that aims to remodel the stadium Nemesio Camacho El Campin.
The new construction will have large pedestrian paths, a headquarters for the Bogotá Philharmonic, a sports building indoor and a new capacity of up to 45,000 chairs for the matches colombian soccer.
The new project Sports and Cultural El Campín will be built using a public-private partnershipin which the city will give up public space and private businesses will have the mission of modernizing the polygon 174,000 meters squares during the next four years. The private parties will have 100% of the operation and profit of the area for 29.5 years, once the work is completed.
The company in charge of carrying out the work will be known in December 2023after the times stipulated by law to receive construction offers.
“It is a great gem for Bogotais guaranteed and financed and we only need to know who is going to execute it so that the boys, girls and young people know that this stadium that began in 1938 with its first standsit will be completely new,” said Claudia López.
The most important point of the project will be the stadium Nemesio Camacho El Campinwhose stands will be completely demolished to make way for a new stage, which will go from having 39,724 spectators to 45,000 chairs distributed as follows: 11,708 in the north, 9,237 in the south, 14,451 in the east and 9,604 in the west. The investment allocated for this sports venue is 600,000 million pesos.
Claudia Lopez stood out in dialogue with Infobae that this new scenario will meet all the necessary standards so that Bogotá can be considered as the headquarters of a FIFA World Cup in the future:
“With this public-private alliance, Bogotá and Colombia are ready to host a Soccer World Cup, without any inconvenience at the level of all the technical, sporting and institutional requirements that are required. “We are also going to have two additional structures to dedicate to sports.”
Another novelty of the new stadium will be the two levels of boxes with which the stadium will be surrounded. scenery. It will also have a sliding roof that will allow the events that take place not to be interrupted by rain. Finally, the parking area will become undergroundas well as the bus arrival area for athletes or the equipment of artists who perform their concerts there.
The calendar projected by the current district administration indicates that until December 2023 The public call will be open for companies to apply as construction companies. If no offers are received within this time, the partner originatormade up of four companies between National and internationalwill be the one who is awarded the project.
Then, during 2024, the project will enter into pre-construction phasein which the winning company will have to carry out all the procedures established by the law of Public Private Partnerships in the country. Once this is completed, the constructionwhich is projected until the end of the 2027.
The tribunes They will be partially intervened so as not to affect the development of the championship. It will start with Orientalthen the adjustments will come western and the last two will be South and North, in that order. Finally, we will move on to the grass, the only time in which the stadium will no longer be leased and it will take between three and eight months its execution.
“We are committed to positioning Bogota as an elite city in terms of recreation, sports and culturefor the benefit of the citizenship. The current administration has worked hard to ensure that the capital has world-class venues, equipped with the best infrastructure and technology,” Blanca Durán told Infobae.
The investment of 2.5 billion pesos contemplates the construction of other buildings, including the auditorium for the Bogotá Philharmonic, which historically had held its rehearsals in the León de Greiff auditorium at the National University. According to the mayor, this work will be the last to be carried out and its delivery would be in 2028:
“Bogotá has that jewel of Bogotá that is the Philharmonic Orchestra. It is not only the senior orchestra, but also the youth and women’s orchestra. Until now, they had not had their own headquarters (…) we were indebted to give them a headquarters worthy of what they deserve.”
The project includes a building with commercial premises, an event pavilion, unloading areas, a coworking area, a 100-room hotel, an eSports center, a gastronomic area, terraces and public bathrooms, in order to generate a greater influx of public in he project polygon. It will also have commercial areas, movie theaters, restaurants and venues children’s and family entertainment.
“No more remodeling! Let’s go for #UnNuevoCampín for 45,000 spectators, new auditorium for our @filarmonibogota to 2,500 spectators and 174,000m2 of cultural and sports spacesGreen, commercial and gastronomic in the heart of Bogotá!
With the ‘El Campin’ Sports and Cultural Complex APP, Bogotá provides 174,000m2 of public land, the private sector contributes $2.4 billion pesos of investment to build in 3.5 years the new stadium, philharmonic headquarters and complex that will be the greatest icon sports and cultural of Bogotá and Colombia!
A thousand thanks to the businessmen for believe and invest in Bogotá now our great team from @CulturaenBta, @IDRD, especially Blanca Duran @blancaduranh for having carried out this wonderful project for our city!”