Estadio de Mendizorrotza
|Renovations||1997 (new stadium)|
|Address||Cervantes Ibilbidea, s/n, 01007 Vitoria-Gasteiz, Araba, Spain|
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).
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.