Club: Cartagena FC | Opening: 1988 | Capacity: 15,105 seats
History and description
Estadio Cartagonova got built in 1988 to replace Cartagena’s old Estadio El Almarjal, which had been the home of the club from 1925.
The new stadium officially opened on 7 February 1988 with a match between Cartagena and Burgos (0-0). The stadium was designed by the same architect as Barcelona’s Mini Estadi, which resulted in a very similar look.
Estadio Cartagonova has hosted one international of the Spanish national team in 2000 when Spain defeated Poland 3-0.
How to get to Estadio Cartagonova
Estadio Cartagonova is located in central Cartagena just north-west of Cartagena’s historic centre. It’s a short 5-minute walk from the central Plaza de Espana to the stadium.
Cartagena’s railway station and bus terminal, located on the eastern edge of the centre, lie a bit further away, an approximate 30-minute walk. However, there are many buses that connect the station and bus terminal with the stadium, including bus 8 (from the RENFE train station to Alameda, the last stop on the line) and bus 9 (from the bus terminal to San Juan, get off at stop Alameda Esq. Reina Victoria).
Direct trains connect Cartagena with Madrid (5+ hours journey time), Valencia (4+ hours), Alicante (2+ hours), and Murcia (1 hour).
Address: Calle doctor Luis Calandre S/, Cartagena
Cartagena tickets can be bought at the club office in the week before the match, or on the day at the ticket windows of the stadium from 1.5 hours before the start of the match.
Expect to pay €15.00 for an upper-tier seat at the main stand, €12.00 for a lower-tier seat at the main stand, and €10.00 for all other stands.