Mestalla, camp del València
|Other names||Estadio Luís Casanova (1969-1994)|
|Inauguration||20.05.1923 (Valencia - Levante, 1-0)|
|Renovations||1927, 1940, 1959, 1972, 1973, 2013-2014|
|Design||Francisco Almenar Quinzá|
|Address||Avenida Suecia, s/n 46010 - Valencia|
Description: Estadio Mestalla
When it was built in 1923, this was Valencia’s second home ground. Back then the club was only of regional importance, but soon gained more power and already in 1927 the 17,000-capacity venue grew to 25,000. Unfortunately development seized a decade later due to Spanish Civil War that left the ground dilapidated after having been used as concentration facility and warehouse.
Mestalla became operational again in 1940 and seen Valencia’s first trophy, Copa del Rey, just a year later. Then came championships and expansion to over 45,000. Sadly, again stopped by destruction, this time after 1957 flooding. When reopening in 1959, the stadium had also new floodlights installed. In 1970’s terraces were slowly starting to make way to seated sections and the stadium was growing. As the plot was a modest one, it went upwards, ending up with some of the world’s steepest stands, partial reason of its fame.
In 1980 European Supercup game was held here, two years later World Cup games. And then in 1992 football part of the Barcelona Olympics. Apart from that several domestic cup finals, numerous top profile European games by Valencia and Spain as well.
In 2013-2014 the stadium went through a major image change. All seats were replaced and the entire structure painted in orange-black-white club colours.
Valencia: New Mestalla won’t be ready for centenary
In 2019 Valencia CF will celebrate 100 years in operation. It will also be 10 years since the construction site of Nou Mestalla would be abandoned…
Belgium: Entire city of Ghent against… Spanish police
It began with one simple game that should have no history of disorder. But it has and the disorder was caused entirely by police in Valencia. Quite predictable with Spanish police’s reputation for football violence.
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.
Spain: Valencia makes third attempt at new stadium
After two schemes leaving them without the desired new stadium, a third project is to be worked on. Valencia owner Peter Lim draws an inspiring, but controversial vision.
Valencia: The future Mestalla still uncertain
New owner took over at Valencia, but at the same time withdrew some of his previous declarations about the new stadium. Delivery of Europe’s largest deadlocked stadium is again in doubt.
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?
Valencia: Have you seen the new, orange Mestalla?
Finally we can show you how much the stadium of Valencia CF changed since the replacement of old seats began in August. Now it's much more in tune with the club's image and surely more dramatic. Is it better too?
Valencia: New plan to deliver Nou Mestalla, smaller and cheaper
It will soon be 5 years since work was halted in Valencia and the concrete skeleton cannot wait much longer. So Valencia CF and stadium architects Fenwick introduced an 'economic' version of the stadium, reducing required budget by 40%.
Spain: Mestalla not for people with vertigo
One of the most famous stadiums in Spain has been subject to unusual health warning. Swansea City inform their supporters about health risks associated with the away section at Mestalla.