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RCD Mallorca outlines stadium redevelopment plan

Spanish LaLiga football club RCD Mallorca has presented plans to revamp its Visit Mallorca Estadi home ground.

The stadium, which was previously known as San Moix, is owned by the Palma City Council. The redevelopment project is in line with RCD Mallorca’s sustainability plans and aims to provide an open space for the city of Palma de Mallorca and its residents.

The club feels the stadium, which opened in 1999, must evolve and adapt to “changing times”. The revamped stadium will have two new open spaces for locals, along with a new fan service office and official club store.

A separate inner square will be added to the south side of the stadium for family and cultural events. The space will provide views of the Sierra de la Tramuntana mountain range.

RCD Mallorca will place a focus on sustainability, with photovoltaic panels to be fitted and existing lighting systems to be replaced with LED technology. Water consumption and plastic usage will also be reduced.

The revamped stadium will see fans be seated just 8.5 metres from the pitch by eliminating the athletics track. Currently, the distance between the stands and the pitch is 25 metres or 42.4 metres, depending on where fans are seated.

All seats at the stadium will be renovated, with a new seating ring to be connected to the grandstand. Improved spaces will also be added for disabled fans.

Once the project has been presented to the council, the club hopes to start partial remodelling works before the end of the 2021-22 LaLiga season. RCD Mallorca will use funds from the LaLiga Impulso investment partnership to fund the project, which will reportedly cost around €20m (£16.7m/$22.6m).

It is hoped that work on the project will be completed by mid-2024.

Image: RCD Mallorca