SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Football Club has signed former Mexico landscape architect Jose Manuel Lopez Perez as its new landscape designer.
Perez, who will work in conjunction with the club’s general manager, Dan Levy, said in a statement Friday the partnership will help create a cohesive and unified landscape for the new stadium.
“I am thrilled to join the San Antonio Soccer Club and help bring an authentic and colorful Mexico landscape to the San Francisco 49ers home field,” Perez said.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to help build a vibrant and beautiful home for the 49ers fan base and the city of San Antonio.”
Perez spent the past five years as the general manager and president of the San Diego-based architect firm Mondo, which he has been a consultant for for the past two seasons.
San Diego has made headlines recently for its plans to renovate Qualcomm Stadium and the surrounding area, and the team’s move to Los Angeles.
Perez has also worked as a landscape architect for the Miami Marlins and San Francisco Giants, according to the architects site.
The San Diego Chargers are also building a new stadium in Carson, California.
Perez’s work is based on an existing design by Mexican architect Santiago Calatrava.
He has also designed some of the stadiums in Mexico.
He also designed the new Qualcomm Stadium.
Perez will join Levy on the 49er staff in 2018.
The team has not announced a replacement for the former Mexican landscape architect.
The 49ers announced on Friday that the team has hired former United States Assistant Soccer Coach and former USA Football Development Academy head coach John Krasinski to serve as a technical advisor to the team.