Estadio Nueva Balastera

Capacity8 100
Country Spain
CityPalencia
ClubsPalencia CF
Inauguration 10.10.2006
Cost 18 mln €
Design Francisco Mangado
Contractor Hormigones Sierra, Inmobiliaria RĂ­o Vena, Promociones Pal

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Description: Estadio Nueva Balastera

Inaugurated in October 2006 by the mayor of Palencia, this modern stadium cost €18m to erect, all paid by the municipality. Designed by Patxi Mangado’s office it has a very simple cubic shape with floodlight masts being the most impressive and distinctive feature, both by day and – especially – by night.

Capacity of just over 8,000 people is similar to that in old Estadio Balastera, but this time all viewers are seated and covered from elements.

Day-to-day use is provided by two clubs – football side Palencia CF and rugby team Palencia RC. In 2012 the rugby Copa del Rey was held at this stadium.

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