Estadio de la Ceramica
|Address||Carrer Blasco Ibáñez, 2, 12540 Vila-real, Castelló|
El Madrigal is a stadium located in Villarreal, Spain. It was open in 1923. Currently, it is the permanent home of Villarreal CF. The total capacity of the stadium is 23,000. There have been several renovations made since the opening of the stadium. Today, it is all-seater. On average, the ground is visited by around 14,500 people. The total capacity of El Madrigal is 24,890 seats, which allows the stadium to be visited by around half the total population of the city.
The first match played at the ground was between Cervantes and Castellón. The first renovation took place in 1952–1953, which aimed at increasing the size of the pitch up to 105 x 65 meters.
A small covered stand was constructed in the 1960s, and the southern stand was completed in 1971–1972. It was demolished in 1988 to allow constructing a new stand that was open in 1989 for the match between Villarreal CF and Atlético Madrid. In ten years, the south stand was demolished again in order to build the one with a roof, which was finished in 1999–2000.
The changing rooms of the stadium were moved several times, and currently, they are located under the main stand. In 2017, the stadium was renamed Estadio de la Cerámica.