Estadi Cornellà-El Prat

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Cornellà-El Prat
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Full name Power8 Stadium
Location Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
Coordinates 41°20′52.3″N 2°4′32.4″E / 41.347861°N 2.075667°E / 41.347861; 2.075667Coordinates: 41°20′52.3″N 2°4′32.4″E / 41.347861°N 2.075667°E / 41.347861; 2.075667
Owner Espanyol
Operator Espanyol
Executive suites 44
Capacity 40,500
Record attendance 40,240 (Espanyol-Real Madrid, 13 February 2011)
Field size 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Surface Grass
Construction
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
Structural engineer Indus
Services engineer PGI Group
General contractor FCC Construcción i Copisa
Tenants
Espanyol

Estadi Cornellà-El Prat (Catalan pronunciation: [əsˈtaði kurnəˈʎa əɫ ˈpɾat]; Spanish: Estadio Cornellà-El Prat [esˈtaðjo korneˈʎa el ˈpɾat]), also known as Power8 Stadium for sponsorship reasons, is an all-seater football stadium on the outskirts of Cornellà de Llobregat and El Prat de Llobregat, near Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). It took three years to build and cost approximately 60 million. Completed in the summer of 2009, it 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. It is the new home of RCD Espanyol and replaced their previous stadium, the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys. It is the eighth stadium in the club's history.

History[edit]

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?][1] have proposed that the stadium should be renamed in his honour. However, the club has not taken a definite stance on the subject.[2]

Espanyol defeated Liverpool 3–0 in the stadium's inaugural match on 2 August 2009.[3]

On July 2014, the stadium was renamed as Power8 Stadium for sponsorship reasons.[4]

Other uses[edit]

On July 3, 2010, the stadium received a live concert of American hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas, during The E.N.D World Tour, in front of 30,000 fans.

League attendances[edit]

This is a list of league games attendances of Espanyol at Cornellà-El Prat.[5]

Season Total High Low Average
2009–10 La Liga 529,341 39,260 22,275 27,860
2010–11 La Liga 497,691 40,240 20,134 26,193
2011–12 La Liga 448,863 35,122 16,627 23,624
2012–13 La Liga 397,596 30,023 15,280 20,926
2013–14 La Liga 373,223 32,131 12,650 19,643

References[edit]

  1. ^ ENCUESTA: ¿Debería llamarse 'Dani Jarque' el nuevo estadio del Espanyol? elEconomista.es, 9 August 2009
  2. ^ "Pedro Tomás: "Permitidme que no me pronuncie porque no sería oportuno decir nada"". Marca.com. 10 August 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Liverpool Crushed As Espanyol Celebrates New Stadium In Style". Goal.com. 2 August 2009. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "El estadio del Espanyol pasa a llamarse 'Power8 Stadium' hasta 2021". RTVE.es (in Spanish). 13 June 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Espectadors a Cornellà-El Prat". OscarJulia.com (in Catalan). 27 May 2013. 

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