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Marbellous: Marbella FC unveil plans for futuristic stadium with pools and hotels

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Marbella, a city in southern Spain is mostly renowned for its beaches and other attractions. The popular tourist attraction also boasts a football club that is currently languishing in the football division’s third tier. 


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Marbella FC currently contest their home fixtures at Estadio de Marbella which has a seating capacity of 7,300. The football club hopes to make a mark in Spanish football and they plan to do so with a futuristic stadium.

The club unveiled the plans for the stellar stadium which would be laden with swimming pools, hotels, and also a shopping area. The representatives of the club touted the plan as an “urban jewel” that will “symbolize the city”.

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During the unveiling, the club stated that it aims to build the new stadium over the land which currently occupies the existing stadium.

Marbella FC hopes to climb through the ranks of Spanish football and reach La Liga and host their home matches in their brand new stadium. Check out the announcement video right below:

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The club released a statement on their website which read:

The new facility will have a capacity for 18,000 spectators, with 2,000 underground parking spaces, in addition to a commercial and hotel area. It will be built in the place where the Municipal Antonio Lorenzo Cuevas is currently located and will not have a running track.

Ribot recalled that, since they arrived at Marbella FC in November 2018, their “top priority” was for the city to have a new stadium, which is also an “icon of the city next to Puerto Banús” and a place to that “everyone looks with admiration”.

The mayoress of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, highlighted that it is “a city project” that she has described as “emblematic and serious” and whose path begins now to go “together”.

Marbella FC’s journey so far

The relatively young club, having only been founded in 1997 was formerly known as Unión Deportiva Marbella. The club qualified for the Copa Del Ray in 2003 but were eliminated in the preliminary round itself.

The club saw a takeover in 2007 but were relegated to the fourth tier in 2009. The club’s direction changed with a takeover by Alexander Grinberg in 2013 and ended its stint in the fourth season that year.

The club are currently second in the fourth group of the table with only a single loss in twenty-eight games so far.

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