Project Description

The Hernán Ramírez Villegas Stadium is the main sporting venue in the City of Pereira. It has hosted several Latin American tournaments including the 2001 Copa America and the South American Under-20’s Football Championship.

This stadium underwent extensive refurbishment and upgrading for the 2011 FIFA Under-20’s Football World Cup Finals, after which it has become one of the most modern and attractive stadiums in Colombia. It is now practically a new stadium compared with the previous one.

Project Requirements

The remodelling of the Hernán Ramírez Villegas Stadium included the construction of a second floor in the eastern stand, new changing rooms, press facilities and presidential suite, a new lighting system, the installation of new seating, a new athletics track, a new pitch and new roofs, which were added to all of the stands.

Sika Solutions

The steel structure for the new roofs was one of the most important elements in the upgrading of the Hernán Ramírez Villegas Stadium. Sika Series 11 Alkaline Primer and Sika Epoxy Primer 50 NT were used as anti- corrosive primers to protect this metal structure and Sika Series 31 Alkaline Enamel was used to provide a durable light-fast white finish. A lightweight tubular steel space frame was installed over the structure and the built-up roof was waterproofed with Sika Sarnafil S327-12L (Blue RAL 5021) and Sikaplan® 12G PVC sheet membranes covering a total area of 21,000 m2.

SikaTop®-121 repair mortar and Sikalisto® Piso waterproof levelling mortars were used to repair and level the concrete terrace surfaces and SikaBoom® expanding polyurethane foam was used to fill and seal joints between the infill brickwork and reinforced concrete structure.

Sika Products

In addition the following Sika products were used in the project

  • Sarnafil S327-12L
  • Sikaplan® 12G Membrane
  • SikaTop®-121 Mortar
  • Sikalisto® Piso Mortar
  • Sika Series11 Alkaline Primer
  • Sika Series31 Alkaline Enamel

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Project Participants

Owner: Municipality of Pereira
Building Consortium: B y V Estructuras Metálicas
Engineers: Oscar Bulla, Angel Oswaldo Zapata and Juan Carlos de los Ríos
Consultants and Designers: Unión Temporal Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas 2011
Architect: Juan Carlos Rodríguez I.
Structural Steelwork Engineer: Fernando Escalante
Specialist Contractor (installation of Sikaplan and Sarnafil membranes): Construcciones y aplicaciones
Técnicas Ltda.
Contécnica Ltda. - Engineer:
Francisco Javier Villada
Year: 2010/11