Rayo Vallecano lease expires on stadium

Rayo Vallecano currently do not have a stadium to play in next season because their lease on Campo de Futbol del Vallecas has expired, according to Marca.

The club had been tenants at the ground – located in their Madrid barrio of the same name – and had been renting from the Comunidad de Madrid, but the deal expires on 30 June.

The report adds that “although in the coming days negotiations will resume in search of a solution,” as things stand – Rayo do not have a stadium to play in.

The club were relegated from the top-flight last season and will start their La Liga 123 campaign in August, when it is hoped the club will have resolved the issue.

The Federation of Peñas del Rayo Vallecano have called for a protest against the board of directors on Wednesday, July 3 to protest against the situation.

Campo de Futbol de Vallecas, previously temporarily called Estadio Teresa Rivero, has a capacity of 14,708 seats and was opened in 1976.

In 2011 the stadium was the last in Spain to remove perimeter fences separating the pitch from the stands.