Estadi Nacional (Andorra)

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Last Updated: September 9, 2015

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Inside Andorra's national stadium

Stadium Overview

Team: Andorra National Team

Address: Andorra la Vella

Capacity: 3,306

Opened: 2014

Estadi Nacional as the name implies is the new national stadium of Andorra, and it is primarily used to host rugby and football matches of the small European principality.

Stadium Guide

History

Estadi Nacional d’Andorra was constructed over a period of a year on the site of the former Camp d’Esports del M.I. Consell General sports ground.

Capable of seating 3,306 supporters, Estadi Nacional is one of the smallest national stadiums in the world which is used for football – although with a population of around 85,000 it is perhaps understandable.

The inaugural competitive fixture took place on 9th September 2014 when Andorra took on Wales in a Euro 2016 qualification match. The hosts were narrowly defeated 2-1 after Real Madrid star Gareth Bale scored a brace to cancel out Andorra’s 8th minute penalty.

Attended by a crowd of 3,150 the opening fixture thus far holds the attendance record although the match against Belgium on 10th October is expected to run very close.

The playing surface is comprised of 3G artificial grass which is approved by European Football’s governing Body, UEFA.

Seating Plan

The below seating plan is sourced from Groundhopping.Se:

Andorra National Stadium seating Plan

Stands

The above link to Groundhopping.SE has some superb pictures of each individual stand.

The Matchday Experience

Away Fans

Based on Wales’ match against Andorra back in 2014, the standard away allocation for international matches appears to be around 1,200 tickets. The travelling supporters therefore usually occupy the southern goal-end which runs for the width of the pitch.

Best Pubs

There are at least half a dozen or so places listed on Google so rest assured that you can enjoy the stunning location with a few beers in hand.

Club Shop

There doesn’t appear to be a permanent store at the ground, merchandise and programmes are usually sold from various stalls around the stadium on matchday.

Stadium Tours

You can forget a stadium tour at such a small stadium!

Ticket Information

Tickets should always be acquired through your country’s football federation, there are no on the day sales for international matches!

Matchday Travel

Andorra’s national stadium is located centrally within Andorra La Vella which means it is easily walk able from most places within 20 minutes or so.

Estadi Nacional Andorra main entrance

The unveiling ceremony of Andorra’s new national stadium. This is the main entrance to the ground.

Driving

The stadium’s adress for satnav is as follows:

  • Estadi Comunal d’Andorra la Vella, Avinguda de Salou, Andorra, AD500

Airports and Flying

The nearest International airport is in Barcelona and upon landing you can take advantage of the frequent coach services to Andorra which take around 3 hours and departs on average 5 times a day.

Andorra La Vella Valley

Although it’s the capital city, it doesn’t really have a developed public transport infrastructure due to the size of the country.

Hotels

There are numerous accommodation options within the compact urban area of Andorra La Vella including familiar names such as Holiday Inn, Novotel and Hotel Ibis. The locally runs ones are generally much more affordable however.

Remember that basing yourself out of Barcelona is also an option providing you have a rental car and are prepared to make the journey before and after the match!


By Football Tripper

Last Updated: September 9, 2015

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