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Design & Development

Marbella FC’s new stadium build could begin after summer, says mayor

Featured image credit: Marbella City Council

Marbella City Council has progressed plans for Segunda División B side Marbella FC’s new stadium project. 

Last month, the Marbella FC Foundation presented a report to the City Council to request the start of the procedures for a new stadium for 75 years. Mayor Ángeles Muñoz said that Marbella’s current home Antonio Lorenzo Cuevas Municipal Stadium would be demolished, with construction beginning in parallel.  

Both mayor and club representative Esteban Granero hailed the news because it successfully guarantees the viability of the new stadium project

Initial plans for a potential new venue were revealed in July 2020. 

“It is a great project that will allow the city to have reference equipment according to its needs and that will become a reality thanks to the push, decision and seriousness of the club when it comes to meeting the requirements that were established,” said Muñoz.

“The Marbella FC Foundation assumes the management and cost of the project, even with the commitment to undertake the demolition of the Antonio Lorenzo Cuevas Municipal Stadium to make it a reference for the city not only in sports but also for international events.”

Granero added: “Once the Consistory detected serious infrastructure deficiencies in the facility, a contest of ideas was carried out to have a project model, whose cost and management was fully assumed by the entity and which will now be improved thanks to its commitment.” 

The current estimated cost of the build is expected to be between €115m (£99m/$125m) and €130m, while the capacity is set to expand from 8,000 to 10,000 spectators. 

New plans will include a 1,500-square-metre high-performance centre, a commercial area, a parking lot with 1,000 spaces and a sports residence consisting of 90 rooms. A proposed deadline for the project has been set at three years. 

Architect company Huete Arquitectos was behind the winning design, and has brought in consulting firm KPMG to aid the project.