It is very popular that Football teams are known by nicknames; this is why Valencia C.F. are also called the ‘che club’.

Some people could think that this tradition comes from Argentina or Uruguay –they use the Word ‘che’ very often-, but in Valencia they have also been using it since centuries. In Valencian/Catalan, ‘Che’ or ‘xe’ is a colloquial slang used in a vocative sense as “friend”.

Valencia C.F. are known as ‘che’ because this is the best word to define the team and everything related to the club. Che team, che fans, che stadium… Che means Valencia!

Now you know the point: ‘che’ is not only Argentinian or Uruguayan, but also Valencian!



The current Valencia CF stadium is Mestalla, located among the Aragon Avenue and the Sweden Avenue in the city of Valencia.

A few years ago the club decided to change their stadium, as Mestalla has been used since its opening in 1,923. The new Valencia Stadium has no official name, but it is commonly known as Nou Mestalla (New Mestalla). Its construction began in August 2007, and the stadium was supposed to be totally built in the summer of 2009. However, the works of the Nou Mestalla have not already been finished, so the stadium is still far from being inaugurated.

What will the Nou Mestalla, the new Valencia Stadium, offer?

Capacity for 75,100 spectators

132 private boxes

Grandstand for 1,500 spectators

Honor hall for 150 people

Restaurant of 3,000 m2 with pitch views.

The new Valencia CF Stadium is supposed to become one of the newest and most innovative football stadiums in Europe. For the time being, though, we still have to wait until the end of its construction.

Metro stations close to Mestalla

Por el 2 December, 2014

mestallaMestalla Stadium is located between Avenida de Suecia and Avenida de Aragon in Valencia, near the city centre.

The underground is the most recommendable transport to take in order to arrive at the stadium. Which are the nearest stations to Mestalla?

Aragon Station (line 5)

Facultats Station (line 3)

These two metro lines allow you to arrive at the stadium, and get out of it, not only from many areas in the city of Valencia, but also from its surroundings.

Besides metro, you can get to Mestalla Stadium by bus (32, 71, 10, 12, 80, 41, 79, 29, 30, 31, 81, 89 y 90) and by train.

Source: wikipedia

Mestalla stadium is located between Avenida de Aragon and Avenida de Suecia in Valencia, near the city center. It is easy to get to the stadium using subway and bus.


Station: Aragón (Line 5)

Station: Facultats (Line 3)


Nearest bus stops to the stadium:

  • At Calle Amadeo de Saboya: line 32.
  • At Calle Reyes Prosper: line 71.
  • At Avenida de Aragón: lines 10, 12, 80, 41 y 79.
  • At Avenida Blasco Ibáñez: lines 10, 29, 30, 31, 71, 79, 81, 89 y 90.

From Estación Central de Autobuses (the main Coach Station)

You can take the bus line number 80 and get off at Avenida de Aragon, just next to Mestalla.

From Estación del Norte (Norte Railway Station)

You can take the bus line number 10 at Plaza del Ayuntamiento (very close to Estación del Norte) and get down at Avenida de Aragon, right by Mestalla Stadium.