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Osasuna stadium fitted with rail seating

Spanish LaLiga football club Osasuna has commenced installation of a safe standing space at its Estadio El Sadar home ground.

Osasuna made the announcement yesterday (Monday) on its Twitter account. The standing space will be located in the south end of Estadio El Sadar and will comprise around 1,300 rail seats.

According to Osasuna, the rail seats, which have been designed by fans, will be unique among LaLiga clubs. The rail seats have been fitted by local firm OFS Architects.

Estadio El Sadar has previously featured standing spaces but it was forced to become an all-seater venue in line with UEFA regulations.

In February 2019, Osasuna detailed plans to upgrade Estadio El Sadar after fans voted in favour of a complete renovation project for the venue. The changes have been made this year to coincide with the club’s centenary celebrations.

Osasuna will play its first home match of the new LaLiga season against Levante on Sunday and the rail seats will be one of a number of new features at Estadio El Sadar, with its capacity increasing from to more than 23,000 and a new pitch having been fitted.

The match will be played without fans in line with continued COVID-19 restrictions in Spain.

Image: Osasuna