Facility Notes: Spanish, British Construction Firms Consider Joint Tottenham Offer
Spanish construction company FCC and U.K.-based McLaren Construction are "considering a joint offer to build EPL Tottenham's new stadium," which is valued at €475M ($643M). The objective of the project "is to increase stadium capacity, which is currently 36,243." The new stadium "is scheduled to be built where the current stadium, White Hart Lane, is located." Tottenham is planning for the new stadium to hold 56,000, "55% more than the current stadium's capacity" (EFE, 9/25). ... F1 team Scuderia Ferrari "wants to reopen its own wind tunnel in Maranello, Italy in October and at the same time end its work in Cologne-Marsdorf, Germany." During the previous two years, Ferrari "has used the facility of former F1 team Toyota because its own wind tunnel provided wrong data" (SID, 9/25). ... Mexican entertainment company OCESA is "only waiting for the signature to have its place in the 2014 F1 schedule assured and will therefore begin remodeling the Hermanos Rodriguez racetrack." The project "for the planned modifications by German engineer Hermann Tilke has been presented to motorsports governing body FIA and was well received." Tilke's proposed design would include "a 90 degree curve which will aim to reduce car speeds after coming down the rear straightaway" (LA AFICION, 9/25). ... Madrid Mayor Ana Botella has confirmed that La Liga side Atlético Madrid will move from Vicente Calderón stadium in three years. At that time, reconstruction of La Peineta stadium, "which previously held 20,000 and is expanding to hold 70,000, will be complete," allowing Atlético to play at La Peineta beginning in the '16 season (EP, 9/25).