Estadi Cornellà-El Prat

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Template:Infobox stadium Estadi Cornellà-El Prat (Template:IPA-ca; Template:Lang-es Template:IPA-es) is an all-seater football stadium on the outskirts of Cornellà and El Prat de Llobregat, near Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). It took three years to build and cost approximately 60 million euros. Completed in the summer of 2009, it is the new home of RCD Espanyol and was awarded as Venue of the Year getting the Stadium Business Awards on 18 June 2010 in Dublin. The stadium has a capacity of 40,500 and replaced their previous stadium, the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys. It is the eighth stadium in the club's history.

History

The stadium is known as the Estadi Cornellà-El Prat because it is located on the borders of the municipalities Cornellà and El Prat. The club hopes to find a buyer for the naming rights for the stadium. After the death of club captain Daniel Jarque, manyTemplate:Who have proposed that the stadium should be renamed in his honour. However, the club has not taken a definite stance on the subject.

Espanyol defeated Liverpool 3–0 in the stadium's inaugural match on 2 August 2009.

Other uses

On July 3, 2010, the stadium received a live concert of American hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas, during The E.N.D World Tour, in front of 30,000 fans.

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