The Mestalla Stadium is a football stadium situated in the Spanish city of Valencia. The stadium which has a capacity of 55,000 was opened in 1923 and has been the home of Valencia Club de Futbol ever since. The Estadio Mestalla was built in 1923 and was designed by architect Francisco Almenar Quinza, it opened with a capacity of 17,000 which was increased shortly after to 23,000. The stadium became a concentration camp during the Civil War and was heavily damaged years later during the flood of October 1957. The damage caused by the floods was soon fixed and the stadium was restored to an all-seater stadium. The stadium is now considered old and worn despite the efforts of the football club to keep it updated, the club is expected to leave the towering steep sided grand stadium behind in the near future.
The stadium is accessible by the city's transport system. By Metro, take line 5 or 7 to Aragón station or line 3 or 9 to Facultats station, both stations are a short walk from the stadium. Buses also provide access to the stadium, lines 10, 12, 29, 30, 31, 79, 81 and 90 all travel to the Mestalla.
Opening Times and Admission
The most obvious way to visit the stadium and get access to the inside is by attending a Valencia CF football match, Valencia play at home at least 19 times in a season from August to May; prices vary but you should be able to see a game for between 30-80 euros depending on the area of the ground you want to sit in. If you haven’t got the time for a game, then you can tour the stadium. Tours cost 11 euros for adults and run from 10am-2.30pm and 3.30pm-6.30pm, the tours are provided in English, Italian or Spanish. The tour provides an all-access experience around the stadium and gives a deep understanding of the club and the clubs history within the city.