Since 1924, the third year of Alaves’ existence, the club has played at Mendizorrotza Stadium. As such, Mendizorrotza is the third oldest stadium in Spanish professional football, with only Valencia’s Mestalla and Sporting Gijon’s Molinon older.
Its current capacity is just below 20,000 and it has been so since the most recent and major renovations in 1999, when corner stands were added to leave no gaps in the seating. Although there is only one tier, Mendizorrotza can pack in quite a crowd and on a matchday the noise is deafening. Of course, given its location in the north of Spain, all seats are covered as downpours are far from uncommon.