Spanish La Liga football club Villarreal have confirmed plans to remodel their Estadio de la Cerámica.

Villarreal said that the stadium works will begin this summer, concluding at the end of the coming December.

The work will include additional roofing to make sure all seats are covered from rain, while making the stadium a complete bowl.

The new roof will be able to host all infrastructure for television broadcasts and will improve the experience of the fans, with two new 21x7m scoreboards (300m2 of screens), a spectacular sound system, new LED lighting and the installation of a Sky-Cam.

Work on the Estadio de la Cerámica will cover the following improvements:

  • The construction of a new stand in the corner, between Preferencia and Fondo Sur, completely enclosing the stadium.
  • A roof covering all of the seats in the stadium.
  • The creation of new interior function spaces: a function room in the Fondo Sur with views over the pitch and the square outside, the remodelling of the Entrelíneas Restaurant and a new Villarreal CF museum.
  • A commitment to renewable energies, with the installation of photovoltaic panels on the roof for the stadium to be self-sufficient in power.
  • Changing every seat at the Estadio de la Cerámica.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of December 2022, leaving a 25,000 seat stadium.

Until the works are completed, the Yellows will play around an hour up the road at Levante’s Cuitat de Valencia.

The club will also ask La Liga to place more home games in the second half of next season’s schedule, and they will be helped by the fact La Liga will take a break in late November to allow for the World Cup, resuming after Christmas.

President Fernando Roig said of the upcoming works: 

Villarreal is always growing. We started in the 97/98 season. During all these reforms, we have never stopped playing games in our stadium, but now, the scope of the work does not allow it, that’s why we are taking advantage of this year’s World Cup.

In 2005, we remodeled before playing the Champions League, in 2009, the visiting grandstand and in 2017, the Ceramic Stadium.

The works are set to cost 35 million euros, with Villarreal using part of their CVC loan to pay for the improvements.

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