The move to the new stadium coincided with a rise in CD Numancia fortunes. They were promoted to the Primera in 1999 and spent two seasons there before returning to Segunda A. They returned to the Primera in season 2004-05 but their stay lasted just the one season. They returned to the Primera in season 2007-08. They currently play in La Liga.
Prior to 1999, CD Numancia played at the Estadio Municipal Los Pajaritos, which can be seen in the foreground of the picture below. It is a basic athletics stadium with a small cantilevered stand on the west side.