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Estadio Municipal de Butarque

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Butarque
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Full nameEstadio Municipal de Butarque
LocationLeganés, Community of Madrid, Spain
OwnerAyuntamiento de Leganés
OperatorAyuntamiento de Leganés
Capacity12,454 [1]
Field size105 m × 70 m (344 ft × 230 ft)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1997–1998
Opened1998
Construction cost700m pesetas
Tenants
CD Leganés

The Estadio Municipal de Butarque is a multi-use stadium located in Leganés, Spain. It is currently used for football matches and is the home stadium of CD Leganés.

History and characteristics

The stadium shares its name (Butarque) with that of the main water stream passing through Leganés (Arroyo Butarque [es]), with that of the patron saint of the municipality, and with that of a public park in the stadium's surroundings.[2] The stadium was built between 1997 and 1998 with the aim to replace the old field in the city, the Estadio Luis Rodríguez de Miguel. Butarque was inaugurated on 14 February 1998, with a game between Leganés and Xerez.

With an original capacity of 8,138, Butarque was expanded to 10,954 seats divided into four sectors after Leganés’ promotion to La Liga in 2016.[3]

On 29 April 2016, the mayor of Leganés suggested an expansion of Butarque to 12,000 seats and also access improvements to the stadium.[4]

The stadium has a capacity of 12,454 spectators following the latest expansion. [5]

Butarque, apart from football matches, has hosted musical concerts and festivals like Festimad.

References

  1. ^ "Instalaciones" (in Spanish). CD Leganés. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  2. ^ "El nuevo estadio del Lega se llamará Butarque" [The New Stadium of Lega will be called Butarque] (in Spanish). El País. 12 December 1996. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  3. ^ Club Deportivo Leganés, ed. (14 September 2016). "Instalaciones" (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  4. ^ "El Nuevo Butarque tendrá 12.000 asientos" [The New Butarque will have 12,000 seats] (in Spanish). Somos Lega. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  5. ^ "El CD Leganés pulveriza un año más su récord de abonados y lo eleva a 10.300" (in Spanish). Al cabo de la calle. Retrieved 11 September 2018.

Coordinates: 40°20′25″N 3°45′39″W / 40.3404°N 3.7607°W / 40.3404; -3.7607

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