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The Estadio de la Cerámica, a home for life
The Estadio de la Cerámica, a home for life

The second instalment of ‘Centenary Memories’ looks at the history of Villarreal’s ground

Villarreal CF launches the second instalment of ‘Centenary Memories’ (Memorias del Centenario), which delves into the history of the Estadio de la Cerámica, the home of the yellow team during its almost 100 years of history.

The Estadio de la Cerámica, inaugurated on 17th June 1923 under the name of
Campo del Villarreal, is an almost century-old stadium that has hosted the
Submarine’s home games throughout its history. It is also one of the oldest and
most traditional grounds in Spanish football. A with Mestalla and El Molinón, the old
El Madrigal is one of the three fields that have remained in the same place
where they were built.

This special report, which focuses on the yellow ground, features the
testimonies of Vicente Gil, historian and former municipal archivist; Julián
García Candau, prestigious journalist from Vila-real; Manuel Vilanova, son of
Manuel Vilanova, former player and director of the club; Fernando Peris, son of
the former mayor Vicente Peris and former CD Villarreal player; and Fernando
Roig, current president of the club and great promoter of the Estadio de la

Contribute to the building of the Historical Archive!

Due to the club’s centenary, Villarreal CF has created a Historical Archive,
a project which has the aim to gather all kinds of material linked to the club,
which allows us to reconstruct and enjoy again the different passages of the
Submarine’s history.

This is an initiative that, in the club’s centenary year, is here to stay
and with the mission of recovering our roots and strengthening the foundations
of the club from now on. In order to carry it out, Villarreal CF invites its
fans to submit photos, videos, objects or documents that could be useful to
form a quality historical archive.

Fans can contact the club to collaborate in the initiative by filling out an
online form, by telephone (+34 964 500 250) or by going to the Town Centre Stop
(Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am to 3pm and from 7pm to 8pm).

Help us!