|Coliseum Alfonso Pérez (1998–2023)
|Pts 801 Million
|Avenida Teresa de Calcuta s/n, 28903 Getafe
Coliseum – stadium description
When was Getafe CF's new stadium built?
At the end of 1996, Getafe CF's former home, Campo Municipal de Las Margaritas, was demolished to make way for a housing development. The team had to move temporarily to Estadio Juan de la Cierva, but the city was already in the process of constructing a new stadium for the club at a cost of 801 million pesetas.
When was the Getafe CF's new stadium opened?
The first match at the new venue took place on 30th August 1998, with the hosts suffering a 0:1 defeat to Talavera CF in the first leg of the 1998/99 Segunda División B season. The official opening of the stadium, however, took place on 2nd September 1998, with a friendly against Atlético Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Feyenoord Rotterdam. The first full capacity crowd was then gathered in the auditorium.
What is the name of Getafe CF's stadium?
The facility was named after Getafe's most famous footballer, Alfonso Pérez, although he never represented a club from his city in his professional career. The name was chosen by a popular vote of supporters, but there was later talk that Alfonso Pérez, who did not identify with Getafe CF or visit a facility named after him, should not be the stadium's patron.
Eventually, in October 2023, the decision was taken to strip the venue of Alfonso Pérez's name after his statements about women's football were deemed inappropriate, and the Coliseum itself remained in the stadium's name.
What happened at the Getafe CF stadium?
The stadium has witnessed some of Getafe CF's greatest successes, including its historic promotion to the Primera División in 2004 and its debut in the European cups in 2007. It has also occasionally hosted national team matches and on May 20, 2010 hosted the UEFA Women's Champions League final (Turbine Potsdam – Olympique Lyon 0:0, 7:6 pen.).
What does Getafe CF's stadium look like?
Situated in Getafe, a southern suburb of Madrid next to the M-45 motorway, the stadium has a football-specific stand layout, with a lower ring surrounding the pitch on all sides. The arena originally had upper stands on the west, north and east sides and could hold 14,500 spectators.
In 2005, shortly after Getafe CF's historic promotion to the top division, a second storey was added, also behind the south goal, increasing the capacity of the arena to 16,500 spectators, and the old roof on the west grandstand was replaced with a new one that now covers the entire upper tier. Four floodlight masts are located in the corners of the stadium and a digital scoreboard is situated behind the north stand.
How Coliseum compares to other LaLiga stadiums?
Spain: Getafe have shown renderings of their new stadium
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.
Spain: Famous club will remove patron from stadium name?!
Getafe CF president Ángel Torres Sánchez has recently signed a new agreement with the city regarding the rental of their current venue. It appears that as part of the long-term deal, there will most likely be a change in its name.
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