Mace secures contract win with Peruvian football club Alianza Lima
A new era has begun at Alianza Lima, Peru's most important football club, with the announcement that international construction and consultancy firm Mace will deliver a new Infrastructure Improvement Master Plan, which will have a major impact on the growth of the institution.
The agreement includes the development of stadium lighting at the Alejandro Villanueva Stadium, the remodelling of the stadium site and masterplans which will be the basis for future construction of the long-awaited High Performance Centre.
The works are expected to put Alianza Lima at the forefront of Peruvian football, allowing the club to become a leading player at international level in the coming years.
Throughout the project, the football club will have the support of Mace which specialises in the management and consultancy of large-scale projects worldwide - such as the London 2012 Olympic Games, Dubai Expo 2020 and the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games, as well as major projects such as Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Stadium, Derby Arena and the London Stadium.
The agreement was signed by the General Manager of Alianza Lima, Fernando Salazar, and the Regional Manager for Latin America of Mace, Oliver Conde. Also present at the signing was Diego Gonzales Posada, President of the Fondo Blanquiazul, and Juan Pablo Vásquez, Associate Director of Mace Group.
The General Manager of Alianza Lima, Fernando Salazar, said the first phase of the project will be the new lighting system at the Estadio Alejandro Villanueva, which will allow Alianza Lima to play at night in the best conditions. "We are going to have first class lighting, not only for local and international matches, as required by CONMEBOL and FIFA, but also to use our stadium for shows and other events," he said.
Diego Gonzales Posada, President of the Fondo Blanquiazul, welcomed the importance of an agreement which will allow the club to settle a pending debt in terms of infrastructure, consolidate its leadership in the local environment and begin to grow in a sustained manner at international level. "We are very excited. It has always been our aspiration to provide the club with a proper infrastructure. Now we are not only going to have a first-class lighting system, but we are also going to refurbish and expand the Alejandro Villanueva Stadium, as well as build the High Performance Centre where our first team and youth divisions will train. All of this will make us much stronger and help us grow both locally and internationally,” he said.
Alianza Lima's Infrastructure Improvement Master Plan will have three phases: Lighting System Project, Alejandro Villanueva Stadium Master Plan and the High Performance Centre Master Plan.
Oliver Conde, Mace’s Regional Manager for Latin America and Country Manager for Peru, said: “We are delighted to be appointed by Alianza Lima and support the delivery of the vital works at Alejandro Villanueva Stadium and the High Performance Centre which will be so important for the future of the Club. We know Alianza Lima’s importance to millions of Peruvians and the positive role it plays in the local community and are incredibly excited to help the club grow and contribute towards its legacy. Peru is an important region for growth for Mace and this is an exciting new step in our journey.”
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