- Address: Paseo de Cervantes, Vitoria-Gasteiz
- Country: Spain
- Capacity: 19,000
- Opened: 27 April 1924
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Deportivo Alavés (football)
Extra stadium info – Mendizorrotza
The stadium, which was renovated several times, is among the main Basque sports venues. Deportivo Alavés use the venue for home games. The football club was founded in 1921. They were promoted to the Spanish top-flight football league several times. Deportivo Alavés are nicknamed Babazorros. They were promoted to the highest level of Spanish football in 1930. In 1931, Deportivo Alavés finished eighth place in their first-ever Spanish top-flight league season. They won five of the 18 league matches during that football season. Four of the 18 games ended in a draw.
The 2001 UEFA Cup final
In 2001, Deportivo Alavés reached the UEFA Cup final. They drew an average home attendance of 13,000 during that football league season. Deportivo Alavés lost the UEFA Cup final against Liverpool Football Club from the United Kingdom. The game took place in the German city of Dortmund in front of 48,000 spectators. The match ended in a 5-4 victory for Liverpool FC after extra time. Markus Babbel, Steven George Gerrard, Iván Daniel Alonso Vallejo, Gary McAllister, Javier Moreno Valera, Robert Bernard Fowler and Johan Jordi Cruijff scored in the final before Delfí Geli i Roura scored an own goal. The own goal was the golden goal.
Deportivo Alavés in 2017
In 2017, Deportivo Alavés reached the final of the Spanish cup tournament for the first time in their history. The match took place in Madrid in front of a crowd of 45,000. FC Barcelona won the game 3-1. Lionel Andrés Messi, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior and Francisco Alcácer García scored for FC Barcelona. Theo Bernard François Hernández scored the only goal for Deportivo Alavés in that game. A few weeks after his goal, he signed with the world famous Spanish football giants Real Madrid.