Visit Mallorca Estadi (Son Moix)
|406 (VIP seats)|
|270 (Press seats)|
|City||Palma de Mallorca|
|Clubs||Real Club Deportivo de Mallorca|
|Other names||Son Moix (1999–2006, 2017–2020), Ono Estadi (2006–2010), Iberostar Estadi (2010–2017)|
|Record attendance||24 092 (Real Mallorca – Deportivo la Coruna, 31.03.2013)|
|Address||Cami del Rei, E-07011 Palma de Mallorca|
Visit Mallorca Estadi – stadium description
Why was a new stadium built in Palma de Mallorca?
After Palma de Mallorca was awarded the 1999 Summer Universiade, the municipality decided to build a new, multi-purpose venue to be the main arena of the competition. The new stadium was built about 3 km north-west of the city centre, within an existing sports complex which also includes pitches, tennis courts, cycling track and an indoor arena linked to a swimming pool. The opening ceremony of the Universiade, which took place on 3rd July 1999, was also the inauguration of the stadium.
Who became the host of the new stadium in Palma de Mallorca?
At the turn of the century, RCD Mallorca enjoyed its best ever season (including reaching the final of the Cup Winners' Cup in 1998/99). While still under construction, the club signed a lease for a new stadium and moved from the aging Estadio Lluís Sitjar in the summer of 1999.
The team's first home game in the new arena was on 21st August 1999, when they were beaten 1-2 by Real Madrid in a league encounter. The creation of a new, large stadium in the city was to the club's benefit, although the existence of an athletics track and the resulting distance between the stands and the pitch was seen as a drawback from the start.
What were the names of the RCD Mallorca stadium?
The arena was originally known as Estadi de Son Moix. From 2004 to 2010, due to a sponsorship deal, the venue was called ONO Estadi and from 2010 to 2017 Iberostar Estadi. It reached another deal in 2020, when it was renamed Visit Mallorca Estadi.
What does the Visit Mallorca Estadi look like?
The facility is equipped with an athletics track, which is surrounded by a ring of stands. Along the pitch the stands have a second storey and on the west side they are covered by a canopy. The auditorium consists mainly of red folding plastic seating, and the capacity of the venue is 23,142 spectators. The stadium also has business and press seats for journalists.
How Visit Mallorca Estadi compares to other LaLiga stadiums?
What temporary stands have been built in the Palma de Mallorca stadium?
During the 2012/13 season, additional temporary rows of stands were added to the west stand, bringing the spectators closer to the pitch. At the end of 2015, a temporary stand was opened behind the north goal, located along the end line of the pitch and interfering with the athletics track.
What are the plans for the future of the stadium in Palma de Mallorca?
There are plans for a complete redevelopment of the stadium, the main idea being to remove the running track and build a new lower tier of stands with the first rows just behind the goal lines of the pitch. The eastern stand would also be roofed. The works are planned for 2022–2024.
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Spain: Mallorca's stadium expansion starts… right now!
On May 5, a ceremony was held to symbolically launch the first phase of the modernisation of the venue located in Palma. The festivities were attended by local politicians, club representatives and the architect, author of the project. Work started in full swing on May 16, the day after RCD Mallorca's last game of this season.
Spain: € 20 million to redevelop Mallorca's stadium
The architectural studio, led by Izaskun Larzabal, will restyle Visit Mallorca Estadi on the most famous island of the Balearic archipelago. The works are expected to take 2 years and be completed in 2024.
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Mallorca: Real brings fans closer to the field
Yesterday the first temporary grandstand debuted at Iberostar Estadi and judging by comments fans are very pleased with it. This might prove the future for Real Mallorca’s stadium.
Majorca: Real fined for stadium overcrowding
Computer analysis proved that host team allowed too many people inside, selling out beyond capacity. For compromising viewer comfort and safety Real Mallorca was given a €60,000 fine.
Mallorca: The dream that won't come true
It was in 2010 that Real first announced plans to build a new stadium in its former spiritual home, south of the existing Son Moix. There were renderings, a financial plan, but it won't happen – the municipality refused this week.