Sagunto – Camp Nou de Morvedre
Twenty miles north of Valencia lies the town of Sagunto, which until 2016, was lost in football’s hinterland. That has now changed thanks to Atlético Saguntino’s promotion to Segunda B. Atlético won its first Tercera title at the end of the 2015-16, and to be frank, it came out of the blue. The club returned to the Tercera in 2010 after an 18 year absence, and had failed to finish above halfway in the five seasons prior to its title win. Now Atlético and their Camp Nou de Morvedre home can prepare for life in Segunda B.
The Camp Nou de Morvedre is situated around a mile from the centre of Sagunto and has been home since 1977. Prior to that, Atlético played its matches at the Campo Bajo Estación. Morvedre is a glorious mix & match creation of varoius covers, and irregular terracing. The principle stand is on the western side of the ground and is just over 40 metres in length and hangs over a bank of seating. Open seating continues towards the southern end of the ground, where the club’s changing facilities and offices sit behind some hard standing. The eastern side of the ground features a truncated terrace and two further, short covers. The club installed an artificial surface following its return to the Tercera in 2010. Morvedre has a capacity of 2000. We will add some more detail in the coming months, but in the meantime, here are some more pictures of The Camp Nou de Morvedre.