Estadio Municipal de Balaidos, Vigo

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The Estadio Municipal de Balaídos is an all-seater stadium in Vigo, Spain. The stadium is the home ground of Celta de Vigo, and accommodates a total of 29,000 spectators.HistoryConstructionIn September 1924, a group of local businessmen took the first steps towards the construction of the stadium by buying the 75,000 m2 on which the stadium would be built. The first job they faced was diverting the Lagares river. Two years later, the businessmen founded the Stadium de Balaídos, S.A. company, which would carry out the actual construction work on the new stadium.InaugurationBalaídos was inaugurated on 30 December 1928. The stadium was blessed by the archpriest of Fragoso, Father Faustino Ande.The inaugural match was played between the hosts, Celta Vigo, and the Basque team Real Unión. The ceremonial kick-off was made by Carmen Gregorio-Espino, the daughter of former mayor Adolfo Gregorio Espino. Celta Vigo's Graciliano was the first player to score a goal in the new stadium, in a 7–0 win.RenovationsBalaídos underwent its second large-scale renovation in preparation for the 1982 FIFA World Cup; The Rio stand was completely re-built, the Gol end was added to the stadium, and the Tribuna and Marcador stands were renovated.In the 2002–03 season, Celta qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history. Their celebrations were cut short when the stadium failed the subsequent UEFA stadium inspection required to host their fixtures. It was briefly mooted that Celta might have to play their home fixtures at Porto's Estádio do Dragão. The necessary upgrades were paid for by the local authorities. Take a look at our Vigo trip itinerary maker website to schedule your visit to Estadio Municipal de Balaidos and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We enjoyed the Barca-Celta party, a good atmosphere, a good match and a good hobby, but not so the largest stadium of the city. Access and exit are precarious (for pedestrian and car) and do not cover the demand for the number of attendees. Too bad. Vigo deserves a better Stadium.
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  • BALAIDOS Stadium falls to pieces long ago. Now has been initiated outside reform, something like a "facelift", but ruins it houses basjo its steps, as basketball, squash, dressing rooms and other tracks are an autenticod esastre and an embarrassment to the city.
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  • My team Stadium, although slipping to gibs. He could not give him another valuation that was not that of 'excellent'. Hala Celtic!
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  • Forza Celta!
  • Moi bo
  • Ok
  • Great atmosphere, the city is loving football big time.
  • Needs some refurbishing but it's on its way
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