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 8th of 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.
Estadio Martínez Valero is located on the eastern edge of the small city of Elche (Elx), just over 3 kilometres from its historic centre.
One 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, one can 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, one can take bus H. Get off at stop Barxell. Buses run frequently.
If arriving by car from the A7 motorway (which runs north of the city), take exit 31 toward Elche/Elx/Universitat, and follow the CV-850 south for about 3 kilometres. At the roundabout take the first exit toward Elche, and at the next the third exit following the signs for the stadium. The stadium will soon be visible in front of you.
Address: Avda de Manuel Martínez Valero 3, 03208 Elche
Tickets for Elche games can be bought at the club store at the stadium. Tickets are also available at the ticket windows of the stadium from two hours before the start of the match. Elche never sells out in the Segunda División.
Ticket prices range from €20.00 for a seat at one of the curves to €40.00 for a seat at the main stand.
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