VALENCIA STADIUM INFO

Estadio Mestalla
Address
Avenida de Suecia S/N, Valencia
Capacity
55,000
Pitch dimensions
105m x 68m
Location
Valencia

Estadio Mestalla has had a tumultuous history. Housing 17,000 fans when opened in 1923, during the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s it was used as a concentration camp, and not much remained after the conflict. Rebuilt after the end of hostilities, the capacity was raised to 45,000, but part of the ground collapsed when the River Turia flooded in 1957. It was again rebuilt in 1962.

In 1969 it was renamed after former President Luis Casanova but reverted to Mestalla at the abashed Casanova's request in 1994.

Work on Nou Mestalla began in August 2007. It was due to be completed in the early summer 2009 in time for the 2009–10 season, but due to financial problems this date was never met.

On 13 November 2013, Valencia announced an updated redesign by Fenwick Iribarren Architects. The new design reduced the capacity to 61,500. It also reduced the underground car park and downsized the original design's full roof and elaborate façade. There were also redesigns of the interior decoration. No date was given for when construction would restart.

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