Spain: Cadiz with an expanded stadium soon?
source: StadiumDB.com; author: Robert Saganowski
Cadiz's president has stated that the club playing in La Liga, which Cadiz CF has been for several years, needs a new stadium. He further explained that talks with the City Council have already started. However, there are rumours stating that the current facility is set to be upgraded.
From 1933, Cádiz CF's new home was Campo de Deportes Mirandilla. It was a modest stadium, standing in the shadow of a much more imposing bullring. Over time it became too small for the club, and in 1947 an explosion in the nearby harbour caused damage to the structure. Efforts were therefore made to build a new venue and 8 years later, in 1955 Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla was inaugurated.
The first major modernisation of the arena took place in 1984. Work began in May and was completed after four months, resulting in both the roofing of the main stand and the construction of a completely new stand behind the north goal.
The next redevelopment of the facility went down between 2003 and 2012. The work was carried out in stages. Between 2003 and 2005, completely new two-storey stands were built on the east and south sides. In the years 2006–2008 the north stand was modified, giving it the same shape as the recently built new south stand.
The final stage, carried out between 2011 and 2012, was the comprehensive reconstruction of the main west stand. After completion of the upgrade, the capacity of the stadium was set at 25,033 spectators.
© Fabián Bravo Guerrero (Kato)
Following the club's promotion to La Liga in the 2019/20 season, the facility has become inadequate. A comprehensive reform is currently being studied to allow the stadium to reach 28,000 seats, with a focus on non-match use of the pitch.
We want the current stadium to be viable for 300 days a year, hence a formula is being sought to increase this capacity to between 26,000 and 28,000 spectators - were the words of the representatives of the Board of Directors.
However, there are two sides to the story. Some people want to see the local stadium extended, while others... want a completely new arena to be built. If there is new information on this topic, and others related to sport in general, it is worth checking it out on the sports news blog.
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Unlike the Board of Directors who recently opened a study to increase the number of spectators in the current stadium, the club president is in favour of building a new facility. Manuel Vizcaíno has warned that
Cádiz CF needs a new stadium, leaving a message of calm to those most sensitive to the issue. –
With me at the club, Cádiz CF, will not play matches outside Cadiz at home. I don't know what will be next – added the chief.