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Old September 15th, 2015, 11:52 PM   #1
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The Gibraltar Football Association is to look into the possibility of a new stadium at Lathbury Barracks after the Government has agreed to make the site available as an alternative to Europa Point. This follows confirmation from UEFA that it would not contribute financially to an upgrade of Victoria Stadium but it would fund the construction of a new stadium elsewhere. UEFA has also conceded that the stadium in Gibraltar may host fewer than 8,000 spectators.

The GFA says that over the past year it has listened to the genuine objections to a stadium at Europa Point. It states construction of a stadium at Lathbury will be subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment and approval from the Development & Planning Commission. UEFA has insisted on a Category Four stadium in order for Gibraltar to be able to host the national team’s games but will fund the proposed new stadium which aims to accommodate between 4,000 and 6,000 spectators.

The Football Association says it is willing to engage with shareholders in the Lathbury site, including environmental groups, and says it will work with local architects to make this a truly Gibraltarian project of which the whole community can be proud. It says that together with the government and the rugby and cricket associations, it will also look into the possibility of sensitively developing the Europa Point area for the use of these sports, while maintaining its open space. As far as football is concerned, it wants smaller pitches for training and for the development of the game.

The GFA’s General Secretary, Dennis Beiso says it’s been a long year of negotiations but that the Association is absolutely delighted with the result achieved. He adds the GFA’s successes had always been ones celebrated by the community as a whole and that it was with deep sadness that it saw how the proposed construction of the stadium at Europa Point caused division and opposition. Mr Beiso thanked the Chief Minister for his unflinching support for the sport and for having considered making the Lathbury site available. He added it was a site with tremendous potential, which the community as a whole could be proud of, and one that the GFA would make available to other sports, schools and cultural activities. The Association, he added, was now keen to move forward to bring international football to its home in Gibraltar.
http://www.gbc.gi/news/new-gfa-stadi...pa-point-30416

Recently Estadio Algarve in Portugal has hosted Gibraltar national team games:



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Old September 16th, 2015, 03:45 AM   #2
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With a nice new stadium, they can really work on building those rivalry games with Andorra, Malta and Monaco.
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Old September 16th, 2015, 12:31 PM   #3
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Monaco dont have a national team.
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Old November 27th, 2015, 05:39 PM   #4
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Election decides on stadium plans

The Social Democratic Party of Gibraltar (GSD) recently announced ambitious plans for reconstruction of the Victoria Stadium, which will be implemented in the event of an election victory. The current ruling Socialist Party (GSLP) plan with a new building at another location.

According to information from the Spanish Olive Press the GSLP planning a new national stadium at the site Lathbury Barracks. If the Socialists should be chosen a second time, these plans are followed.
http://www.stadionwelt.de/sw_stadien...=268&bild_nr=1
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Old November 27th, 2015, 06:38 PM   #5
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is there enough space and viability to develop the current site?
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Old April 19th, 2017, 09:16 PM   #6
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GFA to purchase Victoria Stadium

The Gibraltar Football Association (“GFA”) is delighted to announce that agreement has now been reached with the Gibraltar Government and UEFA on a major project that will see both the construction of a UEFA Category 4 National Football Stadium in Gibraltar and also other sporting facilities that will solve all football (and other sports) infrastructure problems for generations to come. This, at no cost to the Gibraltar taxpayer.

The new National Stadium will therefore be constructed at the current Victoria Stadium site, which will be purchased by the GFA using UEFA and FIFA funding specifically reserved for infrastructure projects. The new stadium will therefore be a UEFA Category 4 stadium, possibly with an exemption on capacity - which is envisaged to be set at around 8000.
http://www.gibraltarfa.com/news/18-0...ctoria-stadium
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Old April 20th, 2017, 07:18 PM   #7
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Hopefully they can do some sort of combo deal with a sports hall under one of the stadium stands.
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Old June 21st, 2018, 05:53 PM   #8
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The GFA has today submitted to the Development and Planning Commission, for the purposes of public consultation, a project to construct a new National Stadium for Gibraltar of the current Victoria Stadium.

Working with ANS and Dutch consultancy firm The Stadium Consultancy, along with close co-operation with the Centre for Access to Football in Europe” a new 8,000 seater stadium with stands on all four sides has been tabled.

The GFA hopes the new project will enjoy the support of the community at large and is confident that it will deliver, by 2021, a national stadium of which every Gibraltarian can be proud.
http://chronicle.gi/2018/06/gfa-subm...-consultation/
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Old June 21st, 2018, 06:13 PM   #9
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That looks incredible! Is there any plan for some other grounds with a little capacity (like 1000)?
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Old June 21st, 2018, 10:33 PM   #10
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That looks incredible! Is there any plan for some other grounds with a little capacity (like 1000)?
Not unless Gibraltar goes on a rampage, and conquers a country with some unused land.
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Not unless Gibraltar goes on a rampage, and conquers a country with some unused land.
For Spain you need an army; for Morocco a navy. So see what kinds of budget increases are proposed.
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That looks incredible! Is there any plan for some other grounds with a little capacity (like 1000)?
Not been to Gibraltar have ya
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Old June 30th, 2018, 12:48 PM   #13
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It would probably be easier to move the Spanish border and build a stadium the other side of the runway than find a stadium sized development site in Gibraltar.
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It would probably be easier to move the Spanish border and build a stadium the other side of the runway than find a stadium sized development site in Gibraltar.
Yeah, just move the border, why has noone thought of that??
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After having made light of this idea, it turns out that there is a plot of land in Gibraltar that could accommodate a second ground. This is a cricket ground, almost at the southern tip of the territory. There would be a ton of issues to work out, and the question of need would come up, but it would be hypothetically possible. Personally I don't see Gibraltar starting it's own league, and needing a second ground. But who knows?

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Old June 30th, 2018, 08:25 PM   #16
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There was a plan to build the new national stadium on that site:



http://www.fenwickiribarren.com/en/p...gibraltar.html

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In April 2017, the GFA announced that it had agreed to purchase the Victoria Stadium from the government for redevelopment, essentially ending plans to build on the Europa Point site. However, the Gibraltar government announced that it would build a new sporting complex on the sites of Europa Point and Lathbury Barracks using funds from the sale of Victoria Stadium.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europa_Point_Stadium
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Old June 30th, 2018, 08:42 PM   #17
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Europa Point Sports Complex





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Plans for the Europa Point Sports Club the new home of Gibraltar’s Rugby Football Union, cricket, squash, darts and other sports and including the performing arts has been filed with the Town Planner.

The facility will have a playing field which will provide for international standard rugby and cricket pitch and nets, and three futsal pitches.

It will also be used for football and will include a second smaller rugby pitch.

Spectator capacity will be able to be adjusted and will be determined by what is required at the time. There will be 800 permanent spectator seats to the west, with the option and the adaptability to place a further 800 temporary seats for matches to the East.

Inside the facility there will be “six squash courts with spectator seats, a large multipurpose sports hall (same size as the Tercentenary Hall) with spectator seats.

A small sports hall for cricket nets or general training, a darts club with 10 oches and a completion stage.

A gymnasium, two general purposechanging rooms and four team changing rooms that can be used for both inside and outside sports,” the design statement states.

A bar, café and members’ rooms for the resident clubs, will also be created.

To accommodate visiting teams dormitories will also be provided.

In addition, there will be lecture and seminar rooms included for use by the sporting Associations and the University of Gibraltar.
http://chronicle.gi/2017/08/govt-fil...rforming-arts/


Lathbury Barracks Sports Complex

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Construction of Lathbury Football, Athletics, Pool & Stadium Facility

This new 800 (approx) seater stadium facility will be owned by the Gibraltar Government.

It will have a running track and general purpose sports field and will be made available to football and other sports in Gibraltar.

The running track will have eight, 400 metre lanes and will therefore be larger than the current track at the Victoria Stadium.

A new, open air pool will be provided. It will be a 52 metre, eight lane pool with seating around for 400 spectators. The Gibraltar Amateur Swimming Association is assisting the Government to ensure that this new pool facility complies with its requirements.

A full size football ground which can double up as training pitches, especially for children, will be provided. This will be available to the GFA, to all the GFA league clubs as well as to Rugby.

This facility will include a communications centre, a boardroom and press area, lecture rooms, an infirmary, coaching and anti-doping rooms.

In addition, a gym and indoor warm up area will be provided.
http://chronicle.gi/2017/07/govts-pr...bury-barracks/

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Personally I don't see Gibraltar starting it's own league, and needing a second ground. But who knows?
Gibraltar has its own league, its been running for over a hundred years and since Gibraltar's acceptance into UEFA, its teams now compete in the European club competitions.
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The three sites that will be redeveloped.

Red = New National Stadium

Yellow = Lathbury Barracks Sports Complex

Green = Europa Point Sports Complex

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Gibraltar has its own league, its been running for over a hundred years and since Gibraltar's acceptance into UEFA, its teams now compete in the European club competitions.
I stand corrected.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_in_Gibraltar
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