|120 (VIP seats)|
|160 (Press seats)|
|Clubs||Celta de Vigo|
|Inauguration||30/12/1928 (Celta de Vigo - Unión de Irún, 7-1)|
|Renovations||1967, 1982, 2004|
|Record attendance||45,000 (Celta de Vigo - Getafe, 1982)|
|Address||Avenida de Balaídos, s/n - 36210 Vigo|
Description: Abanca Balaídos
The stadium in south-western Vigo was opened in 1928, watched by some 22,000 people.
Despite several revamps, it retained the athletic layout, but has stands of varying age and size – largest one along the southern side of the field and smallest behind western goal.
In 1982 the ground played host to three World Cup games. All of the games featured Italy, later crowned world champions (one with 3rd placed Poland).
Spain: Bitter row around Balaídos goes on
This summer further construction works are expected in Vigo. But even before tender has been launched, Celta Vigo called the new east stand a “bungled job” of “nefarious aesthetics”. It's like a telenovela by now...
Spain: Check that (lack of) leg room in Vigo
Each row has depth 20-30 centimeters below international standards and yet the municipal authorities decided to install large folding seats. The outcome should have been predicted: dramatically little leg room.
Spain: First naming rights deal for Balaídos
Reconstruction of the stadium is already bringing additional revenue to Celta Vigo. The Galician club announced its first naming rights contract.
Spain: Second grandstand in Vigo to come in a month
By late February Celta Vigo will have two renovated stands as works at the main grandstand are nearing the finish line. However, further work is already expected to see delays and not begin until 2019.
Spain: Tension in Vigo ahead of crucial reconstruction phases
As we await the last two stands to be demolished and rebuilt, Celta Vigo and the city of Vigo are butting heads regarding disproportion in spending.
Spain: By Christmas the new main stand in Vigo will be ready
Preparatory work is already beginning in Vigo, where reconstruction of the largest stand at Estadio Balaidos is about to go forward. By Christmas we should see the final outcome.
Spain: Depor and Celta stadiums hit by strong winds
Deportivo La Coruna and Celta Vigo had their home games postponed after high winds damaged roofs of their stadiums. In A Coruna serious repairs are coming up.
New construction: Celta Vigo catching first “waves”
While the waved roof over revamped north stand won’t be complete until December, it’s already impressive. From now on we’ll be showing you the progress in Vigo.
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.
New design: Does this look like waving algae?
It might not be the most convincing identity of all we’ve seen, but a promising visual effect comes along with very reasonable framework for Celta Vigo’s home redevelopment.
10+ Ranking: Here are the best European clubs by attendance
There are 229 clubs in Europe enjoying on average 10,000 spectators and more. We list all of them to show the Continent’s most magnetic teams. Some fanbases really deserve praise for their participation, right Rangers/Portsmouth?
Spain: Celta supporters priced out?
Though the season hasn't started in Spain so far, criticism already came as Celta revealed their pricing for tomorrow's friendly against Southampton. Should the club carry on with such policy, many fans may be left without chances to afford tickets – Marca alarms.
Attendances: Most interesting numbers of 10+ Ranking 2013 (part 1)
Some of you already know them from our facebook account, others may have their very first look at some of Europe's most impressive attendances in football. Part 1 presents clubs that gained/lost most fans last season, as well as clubs that reign their countries in terms of home crowds.