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Cementos Argos provides cement for football stadium

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World Cement,

With its grand opening in 2018, Audi Field is the new major league football stadium in Washington DC. Cementos Argos has helped to build the iconic stadium by providing more than 6000 t of its portland type I/II low alkali cement for the construction.

With more than 24 000 yd3 of concrete placed for the project, Cementos Argos supplied the cement to its customer’s two DC-based ready-mixed plants from its cement plant in Martinsburg, West Virginia. This cement plant has a clinker capacity of 1.6 million tpy and a grinding capacity of 2.2 million tpy.

Home to DC United, the football stadium was built to earn LEED Gold certification for environmentally friendly buildings and was strategically positioned to bring economic growth to the surrounding area. The company has stated that this is in line with its own sustainable values. The stadium also offers a bike valet, with 190 spaces for fans who choose a more environmentally friendly way to travel to the games.

This 437 938 ft2 stadium was designed with the fan experience in mind. Audi Field has a seating capacity of 20 000, along with 31 luxury suites and 550 field-level seats. These are all with a view of the stadium’s 115 yd x 75 yd playing field.

Costing approximately US$500 million to build, construction of the stadium took just over a year and four months to complete.

“We are so proud to be part of the execution of key projects, such as this new field and place for Washington families, that certainly reflect our company’s greatest purpose to help build, with our customers, dreams that boost development and transform lives,” said Juan Esteban Calle, President of Cementos Argos. “With an extraordinary service, we continue consolidating ourselves as the second concrete and fourth cement company in the US, and as an ally for iconic projects in the country.”

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