Estadi Ciutat de València
|Category||Design being implemented|
|Cost||€ 30 mln|
Description: Estadi Ciutat de València
This concept is good news to supporters in love with old, traditional stadia. Estadi Ciutat de Valencia will retain its seating bowl created in 1969 despite major reconstruction ahead. Instead of altering the auditorium, Levante opted to build upon it in order to meet growing standards of the Spanish league and expectations of fans.
The project, planned to be carried out in phases, will begin with installation of a brand new roof. Entirely independent from the existing concrete structure, the roof will see installation begin already during the 2018/19 season, in April of 2019.
Supported by external pillars, the canopy is a classic tensile cable structure with two rings, ensuring low weight and efficiency. Along with it two giant screens (23.5 x 5m) and new floodlighting. Timing is picked so that the big lift takes place before end of summer break in 2019.
Before the end of 2019/20, the stadium will see second phase begin, starting with expansion of available floor space. Largely focused around the main west stand, the espansion is also planned around the public concourse, ensuring a better matchday experience for all visitors. Obviously, the biggest increase is expected within club offices and hospitality areas, including fresh skyboxes.
Lastly, the stadium will see an openwork facade wrapping around it, providing a modern form of mosaic with vivid nighttime illumination. Interestingly, the south stand is expected to have a giant screen incorporated into its facade, opening people in the park to messaging by the club and sponsors.
Valencia: Levante to play at home in just a month
The photo might not inspire much hope but it's already a few weeks old and progress has been substantial. Levante's goal is to play at home on October 25, against Celta. The roof will not be 100% ready by then, though.
Valencia: Levante to have new roof by October
They didn't manage to start the project last year but now progress is seen nearly every day. The coronavirus turmoil has created an opening which Levante UD are using to deliver phase 1 of stadium reconstruction.