Cádiz CF president Manuel Vizcaíno has expressed his desire to build a new stadium for the LaLiga club with a capacity of 30,000 to 35,000 fans.
Cádiz currently plays at the 25,000-capacity Nuevo Mirandilla, which opened in 1955. Vizcaíno believes the stadium has become too small to satisfy the demand for tickets.
In an interview with local newspaper Diario de Cádiz, Vizcaíno said that any new stadium would have to be a “transformable building” that could host events throughout the year.
The president said that there is a desire from all relevant parties to build a new stadium in the Andalusian city, but talks appear to be at an early stage. Vizcaíno said that if approval was granted today, the stadium could be open by 2026.
“There is goodwill on all sides,” he said. “There is room in Cádiz, in the city. We are not asking for the stadium to be built or paid for, what we want is a place so that we can invest and provide the city with infrastructure so that Cádiz does not live only on cruise ships.”
He added: “We want to compare ourselves with Sevilla and Betis, the administrations are devoted to them. However, it seems that Cádiz has no right to look up and we have to stay as we are. We have a great opportunity to invest and grow, we just want you to let us do it.”
Vizcaíno said the Nuevo Mirandilla could be handed over to the city for other uses. In response to the president’s comments, Cádiz Mayor Bruno García said that the current stadium meets the needs of the team but has invited the club to put forward a proposal.
Cádiz has played in LaLiga since the 2020-21 campaign and finished 14th last season. The club is currently ninth after six games of the 2023-24 season.