Estadi Cornellà-El Prat
|Full name||Estadi Cornellà-El Prat|
|Location||Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain|
|Broke ground||9 May 2003|
|Built||9 May 2005|
|Opened||2 August 2009|
|Construction cost||€ 60 million|
|Architect||Mark Fenwick, Javier Iribarren (Reid Fenwick Asociados) and Esteban Gasulla (Gasulla Arquitectura y Gestió)|
|Project manager||Jacques Coltard|
|Services engineer||PGI Group|
|General contractor||FCC Construcción i Copisa|
|Record attendance||40,240 (Espanyol-Real Madrid, 13 February 2011)|
|Field dimensions||105 × 68 m (344 × 223 ft)|
Estadi Cornellà-El Prat (Catalan pronunciation: [əsˈtaði kurnəˈʎa əɫ ˈpɾat]; Spanish: Estadio Cornellà-El Prat [esˈtaðjo korneˈʎa el ˈpɾat]) is an all-seater football stadium on the outskirts of Cornellà and El Prat de Llobregat, near Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). It took three years to build and cost approximately 60 million euros. Completed in the summer of 2009, it is the new home of RCD Espanyol and was awarded as Venue of the Year getting the Stadium Business Awards on 18 June 2010 in Dublin. The stadium has a capacity of 40,500 and replaced their previous stadium, the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys. It is the eighth stadium in the club's history.
The stadium is known as the Estadi Cornellà-El Prat because it is located on the borders of the municipalities Cornellà and El Prat. The club hopes to find a buyer for the naming rights for the stadium. After the death of club captain Daniel Jarque, many[who?] have proposed that the stadium should be renamed in his honour. However, the club has not taken a definite stance on the subject.
- ENCUESTA: ¿Debería llamarse 'Dani Jarque' el nuevo estadio del Espanyol? elEconomista.es, 9 August 2009
- "Pedro Tomás: "Permitidme que no me pronuncie porque no sería oportuno decir nada"". Marca.com. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2009.
- "Liverpool Crushed As Espanyol Celebrates New Stadium In Style". Goal.com. 2 August 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
- Projecte definitiu estadi de Cornellà - Official video about the new stadium YouTube
- RCD Espanyol Official website
- Estadios de Espana (English)