On 15th October, RCD Mallorca officially inaugurated
the new roof that will protect the East Stand of the Visit Mallorca Estadi.
The structure made up of 14 metal trusses and white
PVC textile membranes will cover nearly 6,000 spectators from the inclement
weather with one of the lightest materials on the market.
For the occasion, RCD Mallorca took advantage of the
visit of Sevilla FC for the 9th round of La Liga to bring together
distinguished personalities and celebrate the progress made in the remodeling
of its home stadium. The club's directors, former players, the architect
Izaskun Larzábal and representatives of the participating companies joined the
mayor of Palma de Mallorca, José Hila, to enjoy the new roof and receive the
commemorative scarf for the East Stand.
This limited edition scarf was also given as a gift to
the subscribing members of the East Stand and features an embroidery of the
front view of the construction site with the finished roof, among other unique
Aritz Aduriz, the Basque footballer who played for
Mallorca between 2008 and 2010, said on his visit to the stadium that he was
"very excited to come and see the progress of the work. Obviously, it is a
lengthy process until everything is finished, but the first impact of seeing
the stands so close is going to be an incredible qualitative leap, both for the
club, the team, and the fans. It's going to be spectacular."
From his experience as a footballer, he believes that
it is a good idea to remove the athletics track to bring the fans closer to the
pitch: "The adrenaline that you can generate in the match is infinitely
superior, and that gives much more to the home team than to the away team. This will help Mallorca a lot".
The remodeling of the Visit Mallorca Estadi continues
and efforts will now focus on the North End. RCD Mallorca's home ground still
has two years to go before the renovation process is fully completed, but with
the first phases over, fans are beginning to feel an improved experience inside