Cádiz CF president Manuel Vizcaíno has spelled out ambitions for a new stadium owned by the Spanish LaLiga football club.

Vizcaíno, speaking at an event organised by local newspaper La Voz de Cádiz and national newspaper ABC, discussed growth plans for Cádiz, which is currently playing its second consecutive season in LaLiga.

He said: “We have to be the locomotive of any project that supports the province and that is why growth passes, among other things, through a new stadium.”

Vizcaíno added: “Cádiz has to be a world events centre and things have to be held in our stadium, not just football.”

LaLiga’s member clubs last month approved a project that will see private equity firm CVC Capital Partners invest in a new holding company with a focus on commercial ventures, with proceeds designed to allow teams to invest in infrastructure work.

LaLiga Impulso was first unveiled on August 4 and will see LaLiga, the governing body of the top two divisions of Spanish club football, give up 10% of its business to CVC.

Estadio Ramón de Carranza, the home of Cádiz CF, was renamed Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla in June following a near year long process to remove the name of a figure connected to the Spanish Civil War.

The stadium, owned by the Ayuntamiento de Cádiz, had been known as Estadio Ramón de Carranza since it opened in 1955 but a process was launched last year to rename the venue in-line with Spain’s Law of Historical Memory and the Law of Democratic Memory of Andalusia.

The laws were drawn up principally to recognise victims on both sides of the Spanish Civil War, as well as granting rights to the victims and the descendants of victims of the Civil War and the subsequent dictatorship of General Francisco Franco.

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