Estadio de la Cerámica
|Cost||€ 35 million ($ 37 million)|
Estadio de la Cerámica – construction description
What is the scale of Villarreal CF's stadium redevelopment?
As part of the redevelopment, Villarreal's venue will receive a new roof that will fully cover all the stands. Photovoltaic panels will be installed on the canopy. A new, last missing corner stand will be built in the south-west quarter.
In the stands, all the seats will be replaced and in some sections, the spacing will be increased for better viewer comfort. The capacity of the arena will be maintained at 22,000 spectators.
The facility will receive new floodlights, embedded in the canopy, as well as two new LED screens above the stands behind the goals. New utility spaces will be created underneath the stands and, externally, the entire stadium will get a yellow ceramic facade (it already partly has one since 2017).
The area of the new roof will be 12,900 sq m and the ceramic façade will be 8,700 sq m. The redevelopment project was prepared by IDOM. The modernisation will give the venue a more coherent, unified form, although each of the stands will still retain its original shape, which differs from the others.
How will the redevelopment of Estadio de la Cerámica proceed?
Work on the extension of Estadio de la Cerámica began on May 16, 2022, the day after Villarreal CF played their last home league game of the 2021/22 season. Prior to the work, several buildings adjacent to the stadium were purchased. The main contractor for the works is local company Alviben.
Construction is expected to be completed at the end of December 2022, just in time for 2023, when both the club and the stadium will celebrate their centenary. The facility is expected to be ready for the 15th round of LaLiga matches, scheduled for 29-31 December.
The redevelopment is expected to cost the club €35 million, with funding from a business partnership between LaLiga and CVC Capital Partners helping to finance it. For the duration of the works, Villarreal CF will temporarily relocate to Valencia, where they will play their matches at Levante UD club's stadium, Estadi Ciutat de València, hoping to play as many away matches as possible during this period.
Spain: Villareal are back at Estadio de la Cerámica!
The Yellow Submarine's managers have succeeded in achieving their goal of bringing the team back to their home venue before the end of 2022. The first match in the renovated arena was played on New Year's Eve, with the home team's rival being Valencia. However, the modernisation work on the arena was not completely finished.