Yesterday the first temporary grandstand debuted at Iberostar Estadi and judging by comments fans are very pleased with it. This might prove the future for Real Mallorca’s stadium.
During yesterday’s game against Albacete there was something new at Iberostar Estadi. For the first time since the stadium opened in 1999 a grandstand was available to fans just beside the field. A tubular structure able to hold 1,512 people was set up behind the northern goal.
The temporary structure took several days to erect and was previously tested. It was the fans who asked for it as the curved ends provide very compromised sight lines and aren’t popular. Second stand of this kind may be built on the southern end, especially that comments after yesterday’s game suggest supporters were very pleased.
Plans of Real go much further, though. This summer the club revealed its proposal to rotate the field by 90 degrees. This would bring both ends very close to existing side stands, while allowing the temporary structures to be moved further, creating a football-only layout (rendering below).
However such a move would require permanent removal of the running track and could only be carried out with the city’s full approval. Publicly-owned stadium is yet to receive the green light for such an operation.