Gran Canaria Stadium is located in the Sporting City,
with an extension of 300.000 square metres. Of which, the stadium occupies 60.000
square metres, offering a seating capacity of 32.000 spectators and Olympic category.
Gran Canaria Stadium has auxiliary and complementary sporting spaces that fulfil
very well the requirements of the IAAF or FIFA with reference to functionality,
security or multi-purpose. For example, the spectator areas designed for sporting
events where big crowds are concentrated, with maximum priority to security and
control, estimating a total evacuation time in 5 minutes.
Moreover, the media has a restricted area adjacent to the arriving area that it
will be fully equipped with the most modern voice and data technology for work
development (telecommunication room, photographic lab, interviewing room, press
and conference room, rest room, toilets, cloakrooms and refreshment room). Likewise,
the stadium will have rebroadcast cabins and qualified rooms for television studios,
as well as foreseen spaces for outside broadcast units and TV cameras location.
The pressroom has a capacity for 400 journalists and simultaneous translation devices.
With respect to the places assigned for the competition, next to the royal box and
along the athletics track there is another warming-up indoor track of four roads,
call camera and competition organization place. Attached to the arriving area there
is a covered space for athlete's reception, judges, technicians, journalists, etc.,
and a big area gym (1.000 square metres). The stadium will be provided with a Medical
Centre specialized in Sports Medicine adjacent to the drug test, physiotherapy and
Additionally, there will be restaurant services, refreshment room and it is foreseen
noble spaces in the royal box or "VIPs" areas, with 43 boxes of special comfort.
The services building accounts with rooms for technicians and judges, changing-rooms
with relaxation and massage rooms, muscle-building gym, two multi-purpose rooms and
athletes gym. Gran Canaria Stadium offers 5.000 outdoor parking places and 350 indoors u
nder the service building. The considerable dimension of the services roads allow for
emergency vehicles transit, with direct connexion to the network road, at three
minutes from the Gran Canaria General Hospital. It has been planned special paths
for pedestrians and bicycles that connect to the sports facilities with public
transport, parking, roads or residential areas. There will be minimum environmental
and visual impact because it is about a depressed stadium, bearing in mind the
interference prevention against the noise and light nuisance, as well as the
Therefore, it will result in one of the most modern sports facilities in Spain
and Europe suitable for big events of international dimensions