- May 4, 2023
- Posted by: SportsV
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RCD Mallorca continue to make progress on the remodelling of their stadium. The club will continue to work on the north end of the Estadi Mallorca Son Moix to make changes that will boost the institution’s income and improve the experience for fans.
The work on the stadium began a few months ago and involves an almost complete overhaul of the facility and its philosophy.
The club explained:
We are really talking about a new stadium with spaces that didn’t exist until now, and which will give the facility a new lease of life.
Alfonso Díaz, the CEO of Business at RCD Mallorca, spoke to the club’s media about how this specific section of the venue will play an important role for both the club and the city:
I think the North End will be the heart of the whole project, both for football, which is obviously the main part of the project, and also for the city. We are opening the stadium to the city to provide services, to offer many leisure options.
In the same vein, the mayor of Palma, José Hila, highlighted the importance of opening the stadium up to the city:
These are very important works both for RCD Mallorca and for the city. For RCD Mallorca, because there has long been a demand from the fans to be moved closer to the action. It is also very important for the city: opening the stadium to it, eliminating all the barriers around it and with activities all day long. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.
At the north end of the Estadi Mallorca Son Moix, where the remodelling phase is scheduled to be completed by the start of next season, there will be capacity for 3,000 spectators and the first row will now be just 7.5 metres away from the pitch.
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Outside the stadium, there will be green areas, large open spaces and squares for citizens and families, as well as multi-sports areas, restaurants and various other services.
Díaz recently welcomed coaches Javier Aguirre, Toni Amor and Pol Lorente as well as club captains Abdón Prats and Antonio Raíllo for an update on the stadium redevelopment.
Regarding the latest advances, Díaz highlighted that the planned construction deadlines are being met and that, in addition to this, phase three of the West Stand has already begun:
The intention was to share with the coaching staff and the players, who, although they are already informed on a daily basis, we wanted them to step on and be on the pitch. To see where we are, to explain to them where we are going in this growth plan of looking forward and a firm commitment to continue growing.
At the end, I also conveyed to them that thanks to all of us who are part of the club we have managed to be where we are today. They have been a very important part with their effort, their work, their commitment and it has led us to think about reforming this stadium.
The idea is that both the North Stand and the West Stand will be finished and can be opened to the public for the first league match of next season. It is our objective and we are on schedule for the moment, and let’s see if we can achieve it.
It will be a great step forward. And the goal of the West Stand, just like we did with the East Stand, is to bring the fans closer to the field. To get back to being close to the action and close to the football. The players will also feel the fans very close. It will be a great step for the club and for what we will experience at the stadium.
Boost LaLiga and the importance of upgrading facilities
RCD Mallorca, as their CEO of Business explained, embraced the Boost LaLiga project “aware that improving the facilities of LaLiga clubs is a commitment to growing as a whole, based on the improvement of each member”. He added: “One of the main investments in infrastructure is the stadium, which must be one of the pillars to make this club grow both on a sporting and business level.”
In this way, RCD Mallorca are improving their infrastructure and opening up new business channels to improve their services, to offer a quality plan to the city of Palma and to provide greater comfort for all fans when they experience football. With all this, the Estadi Mallorca Son Moix is becoming a stadium that can be used 365 days per year.
Watch an interview (in Spanish) with Alfonso Díaz discussing the stadium redevelopment online at: https://youtu.be/v_HEeEieUlU
Main image (top): CEO of Business at RCD Mallorca, Alfonso Díaz, welcomed coaches Javier Aguirre, Toni Amor and Pol Lorente as well as club captains Abdón Prats and Antonio Raíllo to Estadi Mallorca Son Moix for an update on the stadium redevelopment
Source & imagery, courtesy: RCD Mallorca / LaLiga
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