Spanish football: Estadio La Roselada, home of Málaga CF

Málaga Club de Fútbol is based at Estadio La Roselada in Málaga. The team currently plays in Spain’s top football league, known as La Liga.

If you are staying in Málaga Province and you love football, why not look out for match during your stay?

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The 29,000-capacity La Rosaleda Stadium (The Rose Garden) is a two-tiered bowl with a great atmosphere on match day.   Located to the north of the city, the stadium is well-served by public transport.

If you’re travelling by car, you should be able to find a free parking space in La Rosaleda Shopping Centre Car Park – a couple of hundred metres away.   Failing that, there is usually plenty of space to park on local streets.

For most games, getting seats on match day is generally fairly easy – the obvious exceptions being the FC Barcelona and Real Madrid games.

When considering the list of home fixtures and ticket availability and pricing, it’s worth bearing in mind that the Spanish Football Association only release information regarding which games are to be televised one week before the fixture.  So when you are planning your visit, you need to ensure that you are in  Málaga between the Saturday afternoon and the Monday morning for your chosen weekend.  Confirmed kick-off times first appear at the Spanish FA Website.

If you can’t get to the match, you can always watch live coverage of most English and Spanish football matches in many bars around the Axarquía.

Have you ever been to a football match in Spain?  Who did you support?


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30 thoughts on “Spanish football: Estadio La Roselada, home of Málaga CF

  1. I went to Barca v Recreativo years ago at the Camp Nou. Great stadium and atmosphere, despite there being no away fans at all! I guess the distances between cities in Spain are just too big and this puts people off travelling away.

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  4. I saw Granada Bilbao not long ago and had a lovely day out, despite losing 2-1, getting soaked to the bone and some of the quite shocking Spanish I learnt that day.

    And you’re a Liverpool fan!!? Deary me… 😉

  5. I’ve been watching soccer in Spain twice – in Bilbao watching a match between Athletic Bilbao and RCD Espanyol at “Stadion San Mames” (the old one, just now they are building a new one) – and a match between Real Sporting de Gijón and Atlético de Madrid at “El Molinón” in Gijón – both times because I was in these cities to visit when the matches were played and wanted to see soccer – this would I do if I was in Malaga too – havde no favorites in Spain (even not back in Denmark) – but I’m Liverpool FC supporter and been it since 1966 and enjoy visiting Anfield… 🙂

  6. Sadly no 😦 And all matches were cancelled during our stay in Buenos Aires as well, because of elections!
    I am not a soccer buff, (although I am trying to learn the lingo to be able to converse with my almost teen grandson!) but i would go just for the atmosphere!

  7. I watched CF Almería a couple of years ago when they were in La Liga and have watched a number of La Liga matches on Spanish television. As much as I love living in Spain, I cannot agree that Spanish football is the most exciting in the World – most Spanish games I’ve watched are too slow and boring. I much prefer English football – even Championship football is more enjoyable than most La Liga matches. Perhaps Barcelona versus Real Madrid is the exception. So, whilst I prefer to visit Spanish bars, I often go to English ones to watch Premiership matches – mostly Arsenal (my favourite Premiership team) and Brighton & Hove Albion (my lifelong home team). I’m sad that next week’s FA Cup game between Arsenal & Brighton is not being shown on ITV or Sky though!

    • As a life-long football supporter I’m sure you know better than I do, Robert. I’m not a football fan at all, really, but I always think Spanish football seems much more exciting than English football – but that might be because if I watch it, it’s often Barca or Madrid!

      Who will you be supporting – Arsenal or Brighton?

  8. Nice one. Love football here in Spain Been to literally hundreds of games both professional and otherwise.My sons have played for federated teams for over 18 years so love watching and the people…. I still go every Sunday as my youngest(24) plays for Xativa……

    • It’s very exciting, Dianne. I have seen Málaga play at La Roselada, and have also travelled to watch Barcelona play at their home ground – Camp Nou. The atmosphere is amazing!

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