Abanca Balaídos

Capacity31 100
Country Spain
ClubsCelta Vigo
CategoryDesign being implemented
Cost€ 29.7 mln ?
Construction02.2015 - ?
Design Capitel Consultores
Design time 2014
Contractor Copasa


Abanca Balaídos – design description

Complete redevelopment of Celta Vigo’s Home stadium is expected to result in a football-specific, modern stadium with uniform and attractive architecture.

One major difference will be seeing the stands move closer to the pitch, particularly the north one expected to start 5 meters closer. But that said, vast majority of existing concrete structure will be retained.

Architecturally the big change will come from completely new roof, first time ever entirely built with steel trusses. Spanning over 25 meters, it’s expected to provide much better protection to people inside the stadium. Also, using lighter steel structure will provide room for skyboxes beyond the main grandstand.

In terms of aesthetics, all of the new roof will reach equal height regardless of varying concrete stand levels. From the outside the stadium will be covered with aluminum sheets forming 3m-wide panels waved individually. This way a dynamic flow impression will emerge for passers-by, mimicking the nearby Atlantic.

The project will require nearly €30 million, a third of which will be covered by the city. Remainder is to be founded by provincial authorities, Vigo Free Trade Consortium and the club of Celta Vigo. Not all funds need to be secured at once as the project will be phased. First the north stand, then both end zones and last the largest south grandstand.



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