The old home of the traditional soccer club Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras – the Palestra Itália Stadium in São Paulo – was expanded to become one of the large multifunction arenas in Brazil.
The modern arena with the new name Allianz Parque will include shopping facilities, restaurants and a convention centre. The stadium is designed for 45,000 seats under roof as well as up to 12,000 seats in the open air.
Construction of the new Allianz Parque Stadium began in October 2010 and was finished in the first quarter of 2014 – on time for the centennial of the Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras soccer club.
As time schedules were tight, precast concrete beams that were secured with bar tendons were used during the construction of the new stadium. Protendidos DYWIDAG supplied approximately 650 m of Ø 36 mm bars and accessories to support the beams of the lower luxury boxes that will be fixed on the upper raker beams of the main concrete structure. Additionally, approximately 3,700 m of Ø 32 mm bars and accessories were supplied to create a tight connection between the precast beams.