Estadio de Los Cármenes
Club: Granada CF | Opening: 1995 | Capacity: 22,500 seats
History and description
Estadio de Los Cármenes opened on the 16th of May 1995 with a match between Real Madrid and Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The stadium replaced Granada’s old stadium with the same name, but which had stood at a different site.
Home side Granada played its first match at the ground on the 22nd of August of 1995, a friendly against Real Betis (4-1).
When Granada promoted to the Primera División in 2011, additional stands were erected in the corners, which raised capacity from an initial 16,200 to its current amount.
Estadio de Los Cármenes is located in the south of the city of Granada, about 3 kilometres from the historic city centre and the Alhambra, and about 4.5 kilometres from Granada’s main railway station.
From the A44 motorway (which runs west of the city and connects with the A92 further north), take exit 132 toward Granada Sur and follow for Ronda Sur (A395). Leave the A395 after about 1.5 kilometres at exit 2 (the stadium will be visible on the left). Take the roundabout at the bottom of the ramp three-quarters round and the next (smaller) one again three-quarters round. The stadium will lie on the right side of the road.
If arriving by public transport, one can reach the stadium with bus 4. Either catch the bus at Avenida de la Constitución (close to the railway station), or at the Calle Reyes Católicos in the historic centre. Take the bus in the direction of Torre de la Pólvora and get off at stop Pintor Maldonado right in front of the stadium.
Bus 10 connects the stadium with the western and northern parts of the city.
Address: C/ Pintor Manuel Maldonado s/n, 18007 Granada
Tickets for Granada games can be bought online, or at the ticket windows of Estadio de Los Cármenes from a few days before the match.
If tickets remain available, these can also be bought on the gate on the day of the match, but Granada is one of the few Spanish clubs that sells out regularly.
Ticket prices depend on the opponent. Tickets for a typical match range in price from €35.00 for a seat at one of the ends to €65.00 for a seat at the main stand, but expect to pay more for the matches versus Barcelona and Madrid and less for the very low-profile matches.
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