In mid-June, during the presentation of the new Getafe CF players' uniforms, club president Ángel Torres presented the concept for the expansion of Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. The project was prepared by the renowned IDOM studio and involves increasing the capacity of the stands and fully roofing the arena.
Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, home to LaLiga club Getafe CF, was inaugurated in 1998. It underwent a modest expansion in 2005, when the missing second tier was added to the stand behind the north goal and a new, larger roof was installed over the main stand. The stadium's capacity is now 16,500 spectators.
After the end of the season, Getafe announced that they would renovate Coliseum Alfonso Perez, as well as their training pitch. President Angel Torres told the press that his club would attempt to obtain planning permission for the stadium and training pitch in September. If granted, work could begin in March or April 2024. The training pitch is to be completely renovated and a a new smaller 2,000-seat stadium would be built on its site.
The first step in the expansion of the stadium was the extension of its lease agreement. An agreement with the city was reached in October 2022, with a contract for a period of 40 years, with an option to extend for a further 10 years. The concept for the modernisation of the main venue, with the working name Coliseum Getafe, was prepared by the renowned IDOM studio. The club is not planning to move for the duration of the works, the redevelopment itself is to take place in stages. The first to be rebuilt is the north stand. Modernisation of the entire facility is expected to take 27 months.
The redevelopment is to include the removal of the moat surrounding the pitch. Major changes will take place in the upper stands. The top tier will receive built-up corners and form a uniform ring around the entire facility. The stands will be of equal height, except for the main stand, which will be slightly higher than the others and will receive an additional narrow tier between the two tiers of the auditorium.
A major improvement will be the roofing of all seats in the stadium. Two new screens will be suspended above the stands behind the goals. The stadium will also receive a uniform façade covered with a translucent mesh. The facility will receive a more coherent, modern and enclosed form thanks to the reconstruction. The capacity of the facility will increase by 3,000 spectators after the modernisation. The club also intends to secure a title sponsor for the arena, which should, however, retain the term 'Coliseum' in its name.
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