Nou Mestalla

Nou Mestalla

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Nou Mestalla () is a partly built 75,000-seat football stadium in Valencia, Spain, intended as a replacement for Valencia CF's current stadium, Estadio Mestalla. The basic concrete structure of the stadium was built between August 2007 and February 2009, but work was then halted for financial reasons, and it is not known when it will restart. If and when it does restart, 14 months' work will be needed to complete the stadium.

The stadium architects are Reid Fenwick Asociados and ArupSport, and the cost is estimated between 250 and 300 million euros. The design features a futuristic exterior, clad in aluminium and an interior of wood. It is being built on the site of a former factory in the neighbourhood of Benicalap.

History

The plans of the new stadium were unveiled in 2006 and on 10 November 2006, former president Juan Soler and the club unveiled details about the stadium and presented a short film about the stadium at the Museu Príncipe Felipe in Valencia. The work on Nou Mestalla began in August 2007. It was due to be completed in the early summer 2009 in time for the 2009–10 season, but due to financial problems this date has been postponed.

Accident

On 26 May 2008, four construction workers lost their lives following the collapse of some scaffolding on the Nou Mestalla site. At midday on 28 May, trades union UGT and CC.OO. called a five-minute silence for the tragedy, which was observed throughout the Valencian Community in all sectors of...
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