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Coliseum prepares to turn 25 years old

The stadium celebrates a quarter of a century with a renovation project underway

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Getafe will experience its nineteenth season in La Liga in 2024. A campaign in which the Coliseum will once again play a key role in achieving objectives. The stadium will turn 25 years old when the championship kicks off on Wednesday, August 30. A quarter of a century in which our stadium has experienced memorable nights. There is a reform plan already underway to adapt to the needs of the fans.

The inauguration took place in 1998 when the Club was in Segunda B. A few months later the first success was celebrated with the promotion to Segunda in a match against Real Murcia. In 2004 the First Division finally arrived at Coliseum with the visit of Real Mallorca on matchday 2. Since then the Coliseum has been a regular fixture in the category over the years.

However, the most memorable matchs for the fans have been in the play-offs. The European debut came in 2007, with a 1-0 victory over Twente. Then came the rounds against AEK Athens, Benfica and Bayern Munich. The most recent, against Ajax Amsterdam in 2020. Before that, another of the legendary nights at the stadium in the final of the playoff against Tenerife in 2017, which allowed the return to the La Liga.

The stadium has hosted a UEFA Women's Champions League Final in 2010. Internationally, it has hosted two matches of the Spanish National Team and a Colombia-Cameroon friendly. In the 2006/07 season, a Betis-Sevilla Copa del Rey match was completed, which was suspended and finished behind closed doors. Getafe B has also played Segunda B and Tercera matches at home. In total, more than 500 matches have been played at the Coliseum in these 25 years.