is a football stadium
. The stadium is the home ground of Valencia Club de Fútbol
. With a capacity of 55,000 seats, it ranks as the fifth-largest stadium in Spain
. It is also renowned for its steep terracing and being one of the most intimidating atmospheres in all of Europe in which to play.
In the near future, the team is expected to move into the Nou Mestalla
, a state-of-the-art stadium with a seating capacity
of 75,000, located in Valencia, but due to the Valencia CF's financial crisis, it's unknown when the stadium will be completed.
On 20 May 1923, the Estadio Mestalla was inaugurated with a friendly match that brought Valencia CF and Levante UD
face to face. It was the beginning of a new era that meant farewell to the old place, Algirós, which will always remain in the memories of the Valencians
as first home of the club. A long history has taken place on the Mestalla field since its very beginning, when the Valencia team was not yet in the Primera División
. Back then, this stadium could hold 17,000 spectators, and in that time the club started to show its potential in regional championships, which led the managers of that time to carry out the first alterations of the Mestalla in 1927. The stadium's total capacity increased to 25,000 before it became severely damaged during the Civil War.
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