Eibar completes stadium redevelopment

Spanish LaLiga football club SD Eibar has completed wide-ranging redevelopment work at its Ipurua stadium.

Eibar has invested €20m (£18.3m/$23.3m) into the project, which started in 2014 and has involved the demolition and rebuilding of three of the stadium’s four stands. A new West Stand at the Ipurua went into operation last season and the overall project has now been completed.

The work has also resulted in new parking lots, a press room, mixed zone, first-team gym and changing rooms. Eibar chief executive Jon Ander Ulazia said the work provides the club with “first division facilities”.

Ulazia added: “Having services that have nothing to envy from any Primera División ground is tremendously important for the club because we can say that, although at the resource level we are a humble club, little by little, with our own resources and by working together, we have managed to make a suitable stadium for the league.

“We have had a very clear policy that the resources generated were to create a structure. The structure is now here and it will culminate with the club’s most ambitious project, which is a sports city. Eibar is laying the foundations to be in the elite for a long time.”

The Ipurua has a capacity of around 8,000, making it the second-smallest stadium in LaLiga after Huesca’s El Alcoraz, which seats 7,600 fans.

The 2020-21 LaLiga campaign marks Eibar’s seventh consecutive season in the top flight of Spanish football.

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