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Newell’s Old Boys to build a new stand at Estadio Marcelo Bielsa

Newell’s Old Boys have announced that construction work has started on their new stand at Estadio Marcelo Bielsa, taking the stadium’s capacity up to 49,000.

A second tier will be built in the north stand, similar to the opposite end of the ground, which has two tiers. The current capacity of the stadium is 42,000 with the additional stand providing an extra 7,000 seats.

Redevelopment plans at Estadio Marcelo Bielsa

There have been various other redevelopments to the ground since September 2022. This includes the fitting of new LED floodlights, as well as the instalment of VIP boxes and new lifts.

On the 119th anniversary of the club on 3 November 2022, the Argentine club announced plans to revamp the whole stadium with the aim of increasing the capacity to 65,000. The plans were drawn up by architect Mario Corea.

The redevelopment includes the installation of four tiers of hospitality boxes in the east stand, as well as a roof that covers all four stands. There will also be two big screens in the corners on the stadium's east side. Other upgrades include the building of a sports hall next to the north stand.

Overall cost and completion date

The new stand is hoped to be completed by the end of 2024, while it is unclear when the overall project will be finished, with some estimations that it could take three to five years.

The stadium upgrades will cost around $20 million overall, with the vision of increasing revenue streams through hospitality and providing extra seats for loyal fans of Newell’s Old Boys.


Will Murray

Freelance football journalist. Experience writing for When Saturday, Comes, Goalkeeper.com, Elite Scholars and Total Football Analysis. Recently finished an MA in Sport Journalism at the University of Brighton. Long-time season ticket holder at the two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest.

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