It is a Football Stadium Inside a Volcano

Yeah. That’s what’s up. It’s built on top of the mountain. Or at least it’s made to seem as though it must be. Plush-ed out and ready to house the sacred game for whatever team doth so deserve such a heavenly house. Guadalajara – 2009.

To be build in Guadalajara – who will get the honor? Club Deportivo Guadalajara, Los Zorros, or La Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara (UAG). Chivas, Atlas, or Tecos?!

Limited info given by the designer Jean-Marie Massaud:

Volcano Stadium
Chivas – Omnilife
Guadalajara, Mexique 2009

Stade de football

Inauguration prevue en 2009

Surface: 110,000 m2
Capacite: 42,250 places

340 suites (3500 places)
Chivas club (500 places)
2 magasins
50 buvettes
1 restaurant
1 coiffeur
1 musee
1 espace de jeux (pour 450 enfants)
1 parc de skateboard
1 parking (750 voitures)

100 M us $

Architecture technique: HOK+SVE
Structure: Luis Bozzo Estructuras SL

Do you think you could build such a thing for a measly 100M USD? What’s the backup plan for if the volcano explodes? Probably better that it’s build first, land second. And YEAH, a Skateboard park. You read right. It’s got soccer, food, and a skateboard park. I’ll just set up a tent here, and… I am home!


VOLCANO UPDATE: Yes, volcanos do still erupt. Newest eruption in Tokyo

Designer: Jean-Marie Massaud