What would be the best venue for the final of Copa del Rey?

¿Cuál sería la mejor sede de la final de Copa del Rey?

Last update 29 March, 2024 por Alberto Llopis

Mestalla will vibrate with a cup final of the King. For the tenth time in its history the Valencian Coliseum will serve as the venue for one of the best games that can be seen in the season. Creado en 1923 and pending the construction of the new Mestalla, the truth is that their relevance away from going to decline, is increasing.

So much so that throughout the history of the Cup, Mestalla has hosted nine finals of Copa, It is the fourth stage more times hosted the finals after the Santiago Bernabeu, Vicente Calderon and Lluis Companys. The fact that the city is at a distance from Barcelona equidistant (354 kms) and Madrid (355) makes it generally preferred by clubs from the capital and Barcelona. Además, its capacity to 54.000 helps people finalist hobbies can generally move a good mass of fans.

Sin embargo, several dilemmas arise with the Cup final and its stage. It should be given before starting the tournament? Does the need to decide the finalists or the RFEF? It's more, It should be a fixed headquarters and in other countries? Well then, such questions can generate different views.

Inglaterra, Francia, Italy and Germany have in Wembley, the Stade de France, Rome's Olympic and Olympic Berlin their places preset to contest the great celebration of the national football. Stadiums also tend to be the largest in the country. Everything is clear before starting the competition and of course, among other things, the date.

In Spain, the same does not happen. In the years 50-60, Madrid was usually headquarters, but not so long that routine disappeared in recent years where the alternation is constant. Not that it's bad it much, because it allows many cities hosting the final and be entitled to many economic gains, While fans generates insecurity and equipment.

Usually in addition to loop the loop headquarters often decide the final the finalists seeking the scenario that best suits them with the approval of the Federation. En definitiva, more improvisation in Spain than in the rest of Europe, but also more democracy. Neither better nor worse, but different.

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982
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