Europa Point Stadium

Key facts

Club: Gibraltar National Team | Capacity: 8,066 seats | Scheduled Opening: 2016 | Status: In planning

Description

Europa Point Stadium is the planned new national stadium of the country of Gibraltar. The desire to build a new national stadium came forth out of Gibraltar becoming a member of UEFA in 2013, but not having the appropriate facilities to host Euro qualifying matches on their home territory.

The project was initiated by the Gibraltar Football Association, who will own the stadium and have obtained the necessary funding for the project that is projected to cost up to £40 million. Once planning permission has been granted, it will take a minimum of 18 months to construct the stadium.

Europa Point Stadium will have a limited capacity of just over 8,000 seats with further VIP facilities and skyboxes. The stadium will form part of a larger complex featuring bars and restaurants, retail shops, a museum, and viewing points towards Africa.

The stadium has been designed by architect Mark Fenwick, who has previously been responsible for the design of Espanyol’s Estadi Cornella-El Prat and Valencia’s Nou Mestalla

Europa Point Stadium will get built at the southern tip of the rock of Gibraltar called Europa Point, at a site that is presently occupied by a cricket ground.

Until Europa Point Stadium is finished, Gibraltar will play its national team matches at Estádio Algarve in Portugal.