Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mediterráneo
Panorámica del Estadio de los juegos mediterráneos.jpg
Location Almería, Spain
Coordinates 36°50′24″N 2°26′07″W / 36.84000°N 2.43528°W / 36.84000; -2.43528Coordinates: 36°50′24″N 2°26′07″W / 36.84000°N 2.43528°W / 36.84000; -2.43528
Owner Ayuntamiento de Almería
Operator Ayuntamiento de Almería
Capacity 21,350
Field size 105 metres (115 yd) x 68 metres (74 yd)
Opened 2004
Tenants
UD Almería (2004–present)

Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos is a multi-purpose stadium in Almería, Spain. It is the home ground of UD Almería, and holds 21,350 people.[1]

History[edit]

Inaugured on 31 July 2004 and originally built for the 2005 Mediterranean Games, the stadium cost around 21 million, which was paid by the Ayuntamiento de Almería.[2] It subsequently became UD Almería's home stadium, replacing Estadio Municipal Juan Rojas, with the latter being used by the reserve team.[3]

The stadium was expanded from 15,000 to 22,000 after Almería's promotion to La Liga. Since 2012, the club uses extra seats behind the goals for avoiding the use of the part of the stadium which is the furthest of the pitch. With this configuration, the capacity is reduced to 15,200.[4]

Access[edit]

Located two kilometers near the main railway station of the city and a little further of the centre, the stadium can be accessed through the station or through the bus Line 7, in spite of car access.[5]

Spain national team matches[edit]

On 9 February 2005, it hosted Spain's 5–0 win over San Marino in qualification for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UD Almeria: Venue". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "X Aniversario del Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos" [10th anniversary of Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos] (in Spanish). Vavel. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos" (in Spanish). Ideal. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Así de ‘cerrado’ queda ya por el norte el terreno de juego del Mediterráneo" [Just like 'closed' appears in the north of Mediterráneo's pitch] (in Spanish). Almería 360. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos". The Stadium Guide. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos". EU Football. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 

External links[edit]