|€ 23.5 mln
Estadio Ipurúa – design description
The concept of Ipurua’s complete redevelopment was drawn back when SD Eibar was playing in Segunda División and despite promotion to the Primera one key feature hasn’t changed: capacity. The stadium site offers insufficient space to meet the capacity minimum of 15,000, so SD Eibar based acceptance their 9,410 estimate on the goodwill of league authorities.
Reaching even that number was challenging in existing circumstances as the stadium has extremely difficult location. Top rows of north and east sections have been planned to literally hang above pedestrians walking under the stadium. Even the field cannot meet international standards of 105x68m (103x65 instead).
The project dubbed Ipurua Tallarra was divided into five phases delivered in public-private partnership. First came the new north side with 1,230 seats, delivered in 2015 at the expense of €2.23m. Street level offers additional floor space, used for educational purposes.
Second phase was scheduled for 2016 and includes erection of a brand new east stand, able to hold 1,100 people. Beneath it a museum and restaurant (both beneath field level) are expected. Final part of the stadium expansion is the west end with 813 covered seats and 1,000 square meters of floor space for further educational facilities.
Fourth phase includes a multi-level parking site for 280 cars built west of the stadium, partly on the site of current training field. This football field would be rebuilt in phase five, followed by almost 3,000 square meters of leisure spaces for local residents. Overall the project will see the creation of 9,000 m2 of floor space and benefit the local community massively, aside of improving club facilities.