The new era of the Estadio de la Cartuja announced by the Junta de Andalucia at the beginning of 2020, just before the pandemic, contemplated reviving a facility that was dying and turning it into a flagship of sport, a benchmark for national and international soccer, for which would require the removal of the tracks and the closure of the stadium.
At the moment these works have not been undertaken, but the Cartuja coliseum has taken a new direction by receiving investments of more than 3 million euros that have allowed it to look different in the competitions that have already been hosted in it. Combining the matches with the massive vaccination campaign installed in this infrastructure, the last sporting events have been the Eurocopa 2020 matches, with very little capacity allowed, and before that were the Copa del Rey finals, without an audience.
And although the bet was sports, the pandemic truncated box office expectations. What has made the Stadium accelerate the search for other activities and expand its range of offers including again great concerts. This September there are already three planned. One by David Bisbal for September 9, which had initially been scheduled at the Rocio Jurado Auditorium; another on the 16th with tickets already sold out, by Camilo; and that of Antonio Jose, set on September 24. There are two others already closed for 2022: Manuel Carrasco and an international artist Marc Anthony, both in June. While the announced Chayanne is still canceled.
From the outset, it is a good schedule that will allow society to move forward on the path of economic recovery, although, for the moment, the restrictions that limit capacity continue. At the moment, the limitation is 40% in open spaces like this one, which has a capacity for 60,000 spectators. But, according to sources from the Ministry of Education and Sports, the capacity will be limited to only 6,000 people, seated and with a distance. The stages will be semicircular, occupying only part of the venue, which will try to avoid the feeling of emptiness.
The absence of high-level sporting events, the purpose for which the stadium was conceived, forced seven years ago to change its concept and diversify its uses with the conviction that the music business was more attractive and more profitable than sport. In fact, rooms with smaller capacity were even enabled, about two thousand people, to host smaller appointments. And multipurpose and modular spaces were enabled to record programs, advertisements, photo sessions and video clips. And the Estadio de la Cartuja began to compete with other venues for culture in one of the cities in Spain with the largest number of scenic spaces, a list to which another stadium, that of Betis, was added in the case of concerts.

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