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Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos

Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos is a multi-purpose stadium in Almería, Spain. It is the home ground of UD Almería, and holds 15,000 people.[1]

Mediterráneo
Panorámica del Estadio de los juegos mediterráneos.jpg
LocationAlmería, Spain
Coordinates36°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
OwnerAyuntamiento de Almería
OperatorAyuntamiento de Almería
Capacity15,000
Field size105 metres (115 yd) x 68 metres (74 yd)
Opened2004
Tenants
UD Almería (2004–present)
Spain national football team (selected matches)

HistoryEdit

Inaugurated 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 15,000.[1]

AccessEdit

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.[4]

Spain national team matchesEdit

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

GalleryEdit

PanoramaEdit

Panorama Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Estadio Juegos del Mediterráneo | Almería - Web Oficial". Estadio Juegos del Mediterráneo | Almería - Web Oficial (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-10-16.
  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. ^ "Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos". The Stadium Guide. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos". EU Football. Retrieved 9 August 2014.

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