Cornellà will play its First RFEF matches, against teams like Barcelona B, at the RCDE Stadium. The news that had been in the works since before the summer, has been made official this Friday morning, when the Baix Llobregat Town Council and the Blue and Whites have reached an agreement that will also benefit the latter. The deal is for one season only. The official season will start on August 28, although the first home game will be on September 4 against Osasuna B.
The Estadi Nou Municipal de Cornellà did not comply with the new regulations of the Royal Spanish Football Federation and the costs were too high (I needed a natural grass field and artificial lighting with a minimum of 600 lux) for the entity chaired by Maribel López since last spring. According to the statement sent by Espanyol, the blue and white entity will obtain the following benefits: “There are spaces for other collaboration proposals that will be implemented over the coming months.”
Excessive points of the agreement have not been specified, but the document does speak of “a positive economic aspect for the blue and white entity” and new links that allow “Urban development and the activity of Espanyol in its facilities and in the municipality with the aim of growing and offering the best proposal to fans”. The blue and white club has also announced that an institutional act will be held in September in which images will be put on this agreement that will help UE Cornellà to play its matches in better conditions.
The main obstacle, and to which a solution had to be given to achieve the agreement, was the wear of the grass, which already had to be treated with artificial light in one of the areas that does not get the sun due to the location. This past summer the mat was changed after the concerts held at the RCDE Stadium. Now they will have activity every week with the Espanyol and UE Cornellà matches.