|Ground Info|| Mendizorrotza or Mendizorroza is a football stadium in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. The stadium is the home ground of Deportivo Alavés. Opened on 27 April 1924, it is currently the third oldest football stadium in the Spanish Professional Football, behind El Molinón and Mestalla. During its history, the stadium had several renovations. The most important one was the expansion made in 1999, making new stands in the corners for increasing the capacity of the stadium to the current 19,840 seats. In December 2016, the club president Josean Querejeta announced a plan of modernisation and expansion of the stadium, possibly bringing its capacity to 28,000. Due to the economic problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain, in June 2020 the club confirmed the project would be delayed for at least a year.|
|Honours||Deportivo Alavés, S.A.D.,well known as Alavés, is a football club based in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, in the community of the Basque Country.|
Founded on 1 July 1920 as Sport Friends Club, it has played in the highest football category of The Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional, La Liga, since the 2016–17 season.
It is recognized as the third most successful team in the Basque Country following Athletic Club of Bilbao and Real Sociedad de Futbol of San Sebastián. Its biggest success was in 2001 when, in the year of its debut in European competition, it reached the final of the 2001 UEFA Cup Final, where it played against Liverpool. It was defeated 5–4 by golden goal. In 2017, the club reached the final of the Copa del Rey, losing out 3–1 to Barcelona.
The team's home kit is blue and white-striped shirt, blue shorts and white socks. It holds home matches at the 19,840-seater Mendizorrotza Stadium and uses other facilities located in Ibaia dedicated to training.
Winners (4): 1929–30, 1953–54, 1997–98, 2015–16
Segunda División B
Winners (4): 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 2012–13
Winners (5): 1940–41, 1960–61, 1964–65, 1967–68, 1973–74
Biscay Championship: 1929–30
Gipuzkoa Championship: 1938–39
Copa Federación de España
Copa del Rey