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Valencia Granted X-mas Gift in New Stadium Deal

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There are plenty of great gifts to get for the holidays.  Computers, TV’s, video games, jewelry, clothes, but how about getting a stadium proposal granted? 

Well actually Valencia had already had their new stadium designed approved once before, but due to severe financial problems in the last few years that plan was put to on the back burner for a bit.  But the good news right before the New Year is that the Spanish giant has come to a new agreement that will allow the club to restart construction some time during this spring. 

UTE, which is a building group made up of firms FCC and Bertolin, is the new company that will finish the interior design of the arena.    The Nou Mestalla was supposed to be originally completed in time for the 2009/2010 season, but hopefully despite the year layoff it will be ready by next season.

The new deal is especially interesting because it couldn’t have come at a better time.  With the transfer window opening this weekend, many Valencia stars are being inspected by world football giants.  Hopefully the new venue will mean that David Villa will remain with the squad despite the huge potential payday the squad could receive by dealing him away.  Clearly Valencia has what it takes to be a top four squad (they are one now) and having a new home will only help them down the road financially. 

But for now keep an eye on Valencia over the transfer window.  If they keep their current squad intact, they might be able to make a title run.