Club: Elche CF | Opening: 1976 | Capacity: 36,017 seats
History and description
Estadio Martínez Valero was built to provide Elche with a larger and more comfortable home in the place of their old Campo de Altabix.
The stadium, then still simply called Nuevo Estadio, officially opened on the 8 September 1976 with a friendly between Elche and the Mexican national team (3-3).
Estadio Martínez Valero was selected as one of the playing venues of the 1982 World Cup. It hosted three first round group matches.
In 2003, the stadium hosted the final of the Copa del Rey. It has furthermore been host to various matches of the Spanish national team.
How to get to Estadio Martinez Valero
Estadio Martinez Valero is located on the eastern edge of the small city of Elche (Elx) at just over 3 kilometres from its historic centre.
You can get to Elche with the Cercania trains (line C1) that run between Alicante and Murcia, regular trains that run from Valencia or Alicante, or intercity bus services. Both the railway and bus station are located just north-east of the centre.
From the rail and bus station, take bus K to get to the stadium. Get off at stop Barxell and walk a few minutes to the stadium.
From the historic centre, e.g. Plaça de Baix, take bus H. Get off at stop Barxell. Buses run frequently.
Address: Avda de Manuel Martínez Valero 3, 03208 Elche
Tickets for Elche games can be bought online, or at the club store at Estadio Martinez Valero. Tickets are also available at the ticket windows of the stadium from two hours before the start of the match.
Ticket prices range from €10.00 for an uncovered seat at the end to €35.00 for a covered seat at the main stand.
Photos of Estadio Martinez Valero
Photo credits: Victormartinezm