LaLiga club Cádiz CF has presented plans for Sportech City, a wide-ranging development that will include a year-round events centre and a 7,500-square-metre data centre.
Cádiz is working with professional services firm KPMG on the project, which is designed to ensure the club’s long-term future in the city of Cádiz. The plans were presented yesterday (Wednesday) at an event attended by LaLiga president Javier Tebas and Mayor of Cádiz Bruno García.
Enrique Porta, head of consumer and retail for KPMG in Spain, said the project will generate thousands of jobs for the local area and serve as a point of attraction for the sports technology sector.
The events centre would be capable of hosting events such as shows and conferences. Sportech City will also include a data centre, 35,300 square metres of space for technology, health and sport warehouses, a technological business incubator centre with 6,100 square metres of offices, and a user experience centre with 5,600 square metres of laboratories and prototype validation.
Cádiz has not confirmed financial details of the project, but the 2Playbook.com website reported that the investment will reach €371m ($391m). The report adds that Cádiz hopes to earn between €15m and €20m a year from the project once it opens.
Cádiz president Manuel Vizcaíno said: “By doing these things we can bring the best possible team to the next game, which is what we dedicate ourselves to. Our goal is to win as many games as possible, and all of this goes hand in hand with that.”
Vizcaíno added: “Cádiz CF will always play in Cádiz.”
The plans for Sportech City have been revealed after Vizcaíno last month expressed his desire to build a new stadium for Cádiz with a capacity of 30,000 to 35,000 fans. The club currently plays at the 25,000-capacity Nuevo Mirandilla, which opened in 1955.
Cádiz has played in LaLiga since the 2020-21 campaign and finished 14th last season. The club is currently 13th after nine games of the 2023-24 season.