Rayo Vallecano home ‘99.9%’ likely for Alaves game

Rayo Vallecano’s stadium in Vallecas is ‘99.9%’ likely to host the weekend league game with Alaves following construction work, say Onda Cero.

It was announced in late August that Rayo’s third matchday clash at home to Athletic Club Bilbao was postponed due to safety fears amid ongoing rebuilding work, with a reopening date set back to mid-October.

La Liga had held a meeting with the community of Madrid before coming to the decision, despite the ground already hosting the visit of Sevilla in the first round of matches.

The clashes against Alaves and Espanyol had been set to be postponed or have their venues reversed, but Onda Cero now say a ramp up in the work means they will be given the green light.

The match against Alaves is scheduled to be the early kick-off on Saturday but a decision on the match will not be confirmed until Friday.

The Campo de Futbol de Vallecas is owned by the community of Madrid while construction company Fonsan had recently been granted an extension of their work.

There have been numerous photos circulated by fans of the unfit state of the stadium, including lose wiring, debris and unsafe passages.