Victoria Stadium (Gibraltar)

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Victoria Stadium
Vic-Stad
Victoria Stadium (Gibraltar).jpg
Aerial view of Victoria Stadium.
Full name Victoria Stadium (Gibraltar)
Location Gibraltar
Coordinates 36°8′57.68″N 5°21′1.23″W / 36.1493556°N 5.3503417°W / 36.1493556; -5.3503417Coordinates: 36°8′57.68″N 5°21′1.23″W / 36.1493556°N 5.3503417°W / 36.1493556; -5.3503417
Owner Government of Gibraltar
Operator Gibraltar Sports and Leisure Authority (GSLA)
Capacity 5,000
Surface Artificial turf
Tenants
Gibraltar national football team (friendlies only)
College Europa
College Europa Ladies
Phoenix
Glacis United
Glacis United Ladies
Lincoln
Lions
Lynx
Manchester 62
Manchester 62 Ladies
Saint Joseph's
Boca Juniors
FC Britannia XI
Cannons FC
Chelsea FC
FC Hound Dogs
FC Magpies
Leo Parilla FC
Lions Pilots
Pegasus FC
Sporting FC
Europa Point FC

Victoria Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Gibraltar. It is currently used mostly for football matches and holds about 5,000 people. It is located close to the Gibraltar Airport just off Winston Churchill Avenue. It was named after the wife of Gibraltarian philanthropist John Mackintosh.

The ground has also hosted cricket matches since 1993. The ground hosted its first cricket match when Marylebone Cricket Club visited Gibraltar in 1993 between Gibraltar and the MCC.

View of the Victoria Stadium's West stand

Following the Gibraltar Football Association's admittance as a full member of UEFA in May 2013, it is expected that the proposed Europa Point Stadium will replace the Victoria Stadium as Gibraltar's national stadium.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doyle, Paul (23 May 2013). "Gibraltar set to be new kids on the Rock as Uefa votes on its future". London: Guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 

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