San Pedro de Alcántara – Estadio Municipal

by Chris Clements | Posted on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

The Estadio Municipal in San Pedro de Alcántara is the home of Union Deportiva San Pedro, a team founded on 7 February 1974. Given the financial issues that have seen many of the senior clubs in the locality either fold or merge, UD San Pedro claims to be the oldest club in the Region of Málaga.

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UD San Pedro spent most of its first 20 years in the Tercera, but earned promotion to Segunda B in 1995, the same season as the reformed Málaga CF also won promotion to the third tier. Two seasons of avoiding relegation followed (two 15th place finishes to be precise) before the axe fell in 1998, when UD San Pedro finished in 18th place, 5 points from safety. For most of the succeeding seasons, UD San Pedro has not come close to a return to Segunda B. They even dropped to the sixth tier for a period between 2006-09. The closest they have come to a return to the third tier was in 2014-15, when a third place finish in Group IX of the Tercera earned qualification to the play-offs. Asturians CD Marino and Deportivo La Coruña B were dispatched, before they lost to the Mallorcan outfit of CD Llosetense.

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The Estadio Municipal is situated just to the east of San Pedro de Alcántara, on the bank of the Rio Guadaiza. Football has been played on the site since the late 1960’s, but the stadium was upgraded in 1995 following promotion to Segunda B. It has a capacity of 5000, with the raised post-box style main stand on the west side seating around 150. The stadium also hosts concerts and given the warm winter climates, is a favourite training base for Dutch & German clubs during the mid-season winter break.

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