Estadi de Son Moix

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Son Moix Stadium
Son Moix - 001.jpg
Full nameSon Moix Stadium
Former namesSon Moix (1999–2006, 2017–present)
Ono Estadi (2006–2010)
Iberostar Estadi (2010–2017)
LocationPalma de Mallorca, Spain
Coordinates39°35′24″N 2°37′48″E / 39.59000°N 2.63000°E / 39.59000; 2.63000Coordinates: 39°35′24″N 2°37′48″E / 39.59000°N 2.63000°E / 39.59000; 2.63000
OwnerAjuntament de Palma
OperatorRCD Mallorca
Capacity23,142
Field size105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
SurfaceGrass
OpenedJune 1999
Tenants
RCD Mallorca (1999–present)
Spain national football team (selected matches)

Son Moix Stadium (Catalan: Estadi de Son Moix, Spanish: Estadio de Son Moix) is a football stadium located in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, and serves as the home ground of RCD Mallorca. It is largest stadium in the Balearic Islands and the 26th-largest in Spain.

Son Moix Stadium is located in the Can Valero industrial zone in north-west Palma, 3 km from the city center and 13 km from the airport. It can be seen from the Vía de Cintura, Palma's urban motorway. Previously known as the Iberostar Stadium (Catalan: Iberostar Estadi) and the Ono Estadi,[1] Son Moix Stadium was built for the 1999 Summer Universiade in Palma.[2] In 1999, RCD Mallorca obtained an agreement with the city council to use it for the next 50 years, replacing their previous stadium, Estadio Lluís Sitjar.

The stadium can hold 23,142 spectators making it the biggest stadium in the Balearic Islands.[3] It has a bowl shape with two stands with two tiers, and was designed to allow the development of both ends of the stadium to create a fully two-tiered stadium with a capacity of to over 40,000; this expansion has not been pursued due to financial problems at the club. A small temporary stand is sometimes erected on the athletics track; this can be removed for athletics events.

International games[edit]

Spain national football team played three international matches at this stadium. The most recent was played on October 11, 2013 against Belarus, in the qualification of the 2014 World Cup, with Spain winning 2-1.[4]

Future[edit]

The expansion of the stadium now looks highly unlikely due to the club proposing to build a new 40,000 all-seater stadium for the club and its spectators. The project by Estudio Lamela includes altogether:

  • A new 40,000-seat stadium
  • The construction of three skyscrapers of 34, 22, and 16 floors high, the highest of them reaching 160 meters. The towers would have a total area of 200,000 m2
  • A convention center
  • Shopping mall and a large parking lot.

However, this operation is still a long way to go, because currently this is only a proposal by the club and no plans have been put through. Furthermore, it is not even known where the stadium could be located due to the island's size and accessibility, as well as the place of the current stadium (municipal property); the entity proposes other four possible locations. However, the institutions prefer that a new stadium build on the site of the current edifice, if they approve the commencement of the project.

Panoramic of the Son Moix Stadium

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iberostar Estadi, Palma de Mallorca | 306022 | EMPORIS". www.emporis.com. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  2. ^ "Iberostar Estadio - Mallorca - The Stadium Guide". Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  3. ^ Depor, Redacción (2019-10-19). "Real Madrid no pudo contra Mallorca: perdió 1-0 por LaLiga Santander". Depor (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-01-25.
  4. ^ CANENCIA, ÓSCAR LÓPEZ (2013-10-11). "España 2-1 Bielorrusia: España deja reservado el billete para el Mundial". RTVE.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2020-02-10.

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Preceded by
Stadio Angelo Massimino
 Italy
Universiade
1999
Succeeded by
Workers Stadium
 China