Estadio de Mendizorrotza

Capacity19 840
Country Spain
CityVitoria-Gasteiz
ClubsDeportivo Alavés
Nicknames Mendi
Inauguration 27.04.1924
Renovations 1997 (nowy stadion)
Address Cervantes Ibilbidea, s/n, 01007 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Araba, Spain

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Estadio de Mendizorrotza – stadium description

Deportivo Alavés originally played their matches on the Camino de Lasarte. On 27th April 1924 the current stadium was opened, although at the time it was actually just a modest pitch with a small roofed main stand. It was built in the suburbs near the now defunct cycling track and its official opening was marked by a cycling race, an athletics competition and a football match. Over the following years the stadium was extended and modernised several times.

It took its current look, with single-tier, fully-covered stands surrounding the pitch on all sides, in the late 1990s, just before the club's greatest successes (6th place in the league in 1999/00 and reaching the UEFA Cup final the following year). Mendizorrotza (or Mendizorroza) is currently the third oldest stadium in Spain, considering only the facilities of professional teams (after El Molinón and Mestalla).

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