Monterrey to Open New Stadium Against Benfica

The Estadio del Fútbol Monterrey, to be officially known as the Estadio BBVA Bancomer, is almost ready. The construction is nearing completion, despite a few delays caused by heavy rain, and the grass has started to be installed.

The Rayados will move into their new home for the Apertura 2015 season this summer, and the stadium’s inaugural game will be a friendly between Monterrey and Benfica of Portugal on August 2nd.

The date of their first league game has not yet been announced, with the schedule for the Apertura 2015 season not expected to be released until June. In the meantime, check out this photo gallery of the new stadium and the construction process.

Update: Monterrey will play their first league game in the Estadio BBVA Bancomer on August 11th against Pachuca.

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