Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero

Capacity36 017
Country Spain
CityElche
ClubsElche CF
Other names Nuevo Estadio del Elche C.F. (1976-1988)
Inauguration 08.09.1976 (Elche - Meksyk, 3-3)
Renovations 2013
Design Juan Boix Matarredona
Address Avenida Manuel MartĂ­nez Valero 3, 03208

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Description: Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero

Raised in 1976 it instantly became the largest stadium in the province of Alicante. Only 6 years after opening it played host to the biggest football tournament - World Cup. Three group games of the 1982 event were played here with Belgium, Hungary and Salvador playing one another. It also had its share of fame nationwide. Spain played 5 international games here, 3 of which were official qualifying matches. In 2003 the ground hosted the famous Copa del Rey final.

The venue built along Juan Boix Matarredona's concept has 2-tiered stands in a football-specific mode, of which the lower tier accommodates 20,653 people, leaving 15,364 seats for the upper part. Steep stands make a lot better impression than the exterior which seems rather dull and neglected. Still underneath the 18-meter high construction there are pubs, restaurants and discos located, not mentioning the basic facilities like club offices and a souvenir shop.

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