Estadi Ciutat de València
|296 (VIP seats)|
|Last renovation year||2021|
|Other names||Estadio Antonio Román (1969-1972), Nou Estadi (1972-1999)|
|Inauguration||09/09/1969 ((Levante UD - Valencia CF))|
|Renovations||1997, 2016, 2021|
|Address||Paseo de la Alameda 34, 46023 València|
Description: Estadi Ciutat de València
Built in 1969, the ground didn’t change much over the years. Enclosed from all sides by single-tiered stands is covered only around the main grandstand side. Until 1997 this was also the only part of the venue to have individual seats. But as requirements changed, new seats arrived and settled capacity just above 25,000.
Between 2007 and 2010, a shopping centre was built along the eastern stand, and in the summer of 2016 the club carried out a complete replacement of the seats throughout the stadium, while painting some of the structure in club colours. Between 2020 and 2021, a new roof was made, which covered all the stands. Along with the canopy, two video screens were installed.
Though it’s not even the best stadium in Valencia, it hosted a couple of international games of the Spanish national team, all friendlies.
Valencia: First phase of Levante stadium revamp about to finish
On November 8th, Levante UD finally came back to the Estadi Ciutat de Valencia. The return was the culmination of the 9-month first phase of the stadium redevelopment. In order for the facility to take full shape and colour, the second phase of modernization has yet to be carried out, which is likely to start next year.
Valencia: Levante to play at home in just a month
The photo might not inspire much hope but it's already a few weeks old and progress has been substantial. Levante's goal is to play at home on October 25, against Celta. The roof will not be 100% ready by then, though.
Spain: Alternative stadiums of all La Liga teams
In case their region is forced to lock down again, each Primera División club was forced to select a second stadium to continue playing, outside their locality. Here are the choices, confirmed yesterday.
Valencia: Levante to have new roof by October
They didn't manage to start the project last year but now progress is seen nearly every day. The coronavirus turmoil has created an opening which Levante UD are using to deliver phase 1 of stadium reconstruction.
New design: Old combines with new for Levante
One more Spanish club fulfills the requirement of stadium improvement to meet La Liga standards. For Levante it's a mix of the 1969 stadium with 21st century features.
Euro Qualifiers: England, Poland and Germany on top
Perhaps surprisingly, the three most-supported national teams during Euro 2016 qualifiers were England, Poland and Germany. In that order! Italy and Spain left well behind, while Austria strived.
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 2. The Clubs)
Borussia, Barca and Man United – lovely dominant trio. But it wasn’t them who gained most fans last season. Check all 217 clubs that draw an average crowd of 10,000+!
10+ Ranking 2015: Attendances in Europe (Part 1. The Leagues)
Numbers don’t lie: French Ligue 1 outgrew Italian Serie A as Europe’s fourth largest league. Premier League seems unlikely to catch up to Bundesliga, while Turkey, Ukraine and Scotland are down.