Pinatar Arena will once again exceed a hundred teams that will train and play friendly matches in their football facilities during the coming year.
With the onset of the winter break the first arrivals are imminent including teams like Anderlecht, Olympique de Lyon, Zenit and Hoffenheim.
It is understood that the Arena will get their 2019 activities underway with the arrival of Champions league contenders, Olympique Lyonnais, who will meet FC Barcelona in the draw for the last sixteen. The French club will be using the 5-star La Finca facilities to train during the first week of January.
Belgian football will again be one of the main visitors in 2019 with up to 8 teams using the facilities during the first month of the year, including Anderlecht, Beveren, Antwerp, Sint Truiden, Virton, Leuven, Oostende and the National women’s team.
Germany will also be well represented with Bundesliga teams Hoffenheim and Augsburg, as well Heidenheim from Bundesliga2 and Wurzburger Kickers from Bundesliga3 while from near neighbours Switzerland the arrivals will include Lugano and Neuchatel.
The rest of Europe is also well represented with many teams that have participated in the Europa League including Linz of Austria, Ventspils of Latvia, Luxembourg Dudelange and Russian outfit FC Zenit St Petersburg who will meet Fenerbahçe in the Round of 32.
Pinatar Arena will again have an important presence from Asia with the already confirmed reservations of Tianjin Teda managed by Uli Stielike and Yanbian, both Chinese teams.
There will also be more than 20 International teams using the Arena from categories Sub21, Sub19, Sub17 and even Sub15, with a number of tournaments, both male and female, also taking place. The women’s national teams from Belgium and Ireland will also be using Pinatar Arena that hopes to improve the number of teams that used the facilities in 2018.