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Malaga CF's women's team to play closer to home next year

Malaga Femenino played home games in Cártama last year.
Malaga Femenino played home games in Cártama last year. / ÑITO SALAS
  • Both Malaga Femenino and Atlético Malagueño will play their home fixtures at the installations of the Malaga Football Federation in the Cortijo Alto area, next to the city's fairground

A venue for Malaga's women's and reserve teams has been confirmed for next season: both teams will play their home fixtures at the installations of the Malaga Football Federation in the Cortijo Alto area, next to the city's fairground.

This is no change for Atlético Malagueño, Malaga's B team, who recently earned promotion to Segunda B, Spain's third tier. However, for Malaga Femenino, their promotion to the first division has meant searching for a grass pitch to be in keeping with the rest of their rivals.

Last year the women's team played and trained in the municipal stadium in Cártama, but the artificial surface there is no longer appropriate.

Another obstacle is yet to be overcome, however. The women's team needs a place to train. Last season, training took place in the evening but the club is looking to step up the professionalism of the operation and train on the pitch in the morning and do gym work in the evening. The club, however, is yet to find an appropriate location.

That said, with work continuing at the club's new Ciudad Deportiva sporting complex in the Arraijanal district of Malaga -works began in spring-, this will be the last season that Malaga CF has to worry about finding training facilities and home venues for its teams.