Visit Mallorca Stadium

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Visit Mallorca Stadium
Visit Mallorca Estadi
Son Moix - 001.jpg
Full nameVisit Mallorca Stadium
Former namesEstadi de Son Moix
(1999–2006, 2017–2020)
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)

Visit Mallorca Stadium 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.

The 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 Son Moix Stadium (Catalan: Estadi de Son Moix, Spanish: Estadio de Son Moix), the Iberostar Stadium (Catalan: Iberostar Estadi) and the Ono Estadi,[1] the stadium was built for the 1999 Summer Universiade.[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 design with two of the stands having two tiers. The stadium was designed to allow for further development of both ends, eventually creating a fully two-tiered stadium with a capacity of over 40,000. These plans now look unlikely as further detailed below. A small temporary stand is sometimes erected on the athletics track; this can be removed for athletics events.

International games[edit]

The Spanish national football team has played three international matches at the stadium, the most recent of which was on October 11, 2013 against Belarus in a 2014 World Cup qualifying match. Spain won this fixture 2-1.[4]

Future[edit]

Any future development plans now seem to be on hold on hold, with RCD Mallorca preferring to explore the construction of a new stadium. This is in part to the club and their landlords being in disagreement over improvements to the existing stadium.[5].

Panoramic of the Visit Mallorca 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.
  5. ^ "Mallorca Owners looking for new Ground". majorcadailybulletin.com. Retrieved 2020-06-14.

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