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RCD Mallorca gets green light for stadium work

Spanish LaLiga football club RCD Mallorca has been given the go-ahead to revamp the Visit Mallorca Estadi, with work scheduled to begin next month.

The club presented its plans to upgrade the stadium in January. The venue opened in 1999 and RCD Mallorca feels the stadium must evolve and adapt to “changing times”.

The initial phase of the project will cost €5.4m (£4.5m/$5.9m) and will centre on a new structure in the lower part of the south stand at the Visit Mallorca Estadi. The wider project is expected to cost around €20m and the renovation will be funded by the LaLiga Impulso investment partnership.

The new area of the stand will bring fans just 8.5 metres from the pitch and eliminate the athletics track. The capacity of the stadium will be around 23,000 once the work is complete.

RCD Mallorca has appointed architect Izaskun Larzabal, who oversaw a renovation of Real Sociedad’s stadium, to carry out the project. The club hopes to begin work on the redevelopment following its final home match of the season on the weekend of May 14-15.

The entire project is slated to be finished by 2024, with the second phase to focus on a remodelling of the stadium’s north stand. This work is set to be carried out during the 2022-23 season.

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.

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.

Image: RCD Mallorca