El Alcoraz stadium has been the club's headquarters since it was inaugurated on 16 January 1972, with a match between SD Huesca and Deportivo Aragón. It owes its name to the Battle of Alcoraz, which took place in the vicinity in 1096, after which the city of Huesca ("Wasqa" at that time, as it was under Muslim control) was annexed to the kingdom of Aragon. According to legend, the battle was won by the Aragonese, due to the miraculous appearance of Saint George, who was wearing a large red cross on a white background, a design on which SD Huesca's current second kit is based.
Architect Raimundo Bambó was responsible for designing and building the stadium (without charging for his work), thanks to the commitment of José María Mur, the club's president at the time, who was the main driving force behind a project that took 4 years. The stadium cost around 15 million pesetas (approximately 90,000 euros).
In 1986, when the club was plagued by debt, the ground went to auction and some 200 club managers and fans joined to form a company that submitted the winning bid, thus rescuing the ground from seizure by the bank. Subsequently, an assembly laid the foundations to ensure that SD Huesca would be the only entity to use the field in the future. It is one of the few clubs in La Liga that owns its stadium.
El Alcoraz was always notable for the excellent condition of its turf, which led the prestigious publication France Football to classify it as "the fourth best turf in Europe". The stadium has also hosted an international match, when the under-21 teams from Spain and Greece met in 2003.
In the 2008/2009 season, after SD Huesca was promoted to the Second Division, major rebuilding was undertaken, including extending and refurbishing the central grandstand, adding a roof over the terraces, and work on a VIP room, the President's box, a press room, changing rooms, offices and benches. After the team's promotion to the First Division in May 2018, the stadium was almost completely refurbished to bring it into line with the requirements of the top division. As well as the stands, the improvements include new boxes for dignitaries and areas for VIPs, a press room, a mixed area, toilets, bars and car parks. As a result of this work, the stadium went from just under 5,500 seats to its current capacity of 7,638.
El Alcoraz Stadium
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Located on Carretera de Cuarte, it was built in 2010 within the school without affecting the activities of the students.
The natural grass pitch has a 98 x 65 m playing area with perimeter fencing.