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FCC to build Valencia Football Club's new stadium

22/06/2007

FCC to build Valencia Football Club's new stadium

FCC Construction, in consortium with Valencia firm Bertolini, has been chosen to build the new stadium for Valencia Club de Fútbol.

Designed by Reid Fenwick, the 75,000-seat stadium will be located on Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas.

A unique feature of the new stadium is the curved façade-roof, which will simulate, in the form of tectonic blocks, the 16 districts of Valencia city, arranged around the former bed of the river Turia.

The project includes a three-storey underground car park with room for 3,500 cars, as well as the foundations, concrete structure and grandstands. All seats will be roofed and organised in three tiers to provide excellent views of the pitch.

The initial cost of the project is 82 million euro.

FCC has extensive experience building football stadiums. In 1983, it won the contest to build the new El Sardinero stadium in Santander. In 1996, the Spanish professional league commissioned it to remodel the Santiago Bernabéu and Vicente Calderón stadiums in Madrid and the Mestalla stadium in Valencia. That same year, it extended the facilities of Nou Camp in Barcelona. In 2002, it landed the contract for the Joan Camper sports complex in Barcelona; in 2003, the extension of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid; in 2004, the new Real Madrid training complex in Valdebebas; and in 2005, the new pitch for RCD Espanyol in Cornellá. Austrian subsidiary Alpine built the Allianz Arena in Munich, which hosted the recent World Cup.

The FCC Group has been operating in the Valencia region for over 50 years and has participated in all the major projects that have been executed in the region. It built the emblematic Science Museum and Aquarium, which received a major civil engineering award, as well as the extension of the Valencia Trade Fair, the new Courthouse complex and the Valencia Metro.