Estadio Municipal de Riazor - La Coruña, Galicia, España
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna
N 43° 22.129 W 008° 25.034
29T E 547215 N 4801937
Quick Description: Estadio Municipal de Riazor (Spanish pronunciation, also known as Abanca-Riazor for sponsorship reasons, is an all-seater stadium in A Coruña, Spain. The stadium is the home of Deportivo de La Coruña, and accommodate a total of 32,660 spectators
Location: Galicia, Spain
Date Posted: 4/6/2021 10:08:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM143BZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
Although the stadium has hosted home games for Deportivo since its establishment in 1906, it wasn't until 1944 that essential facilities such as stands and changing rooms were installed[citation needed]. The initial field size was 105x74 meters, comparing to current 105x68.That year, the stadium was officially adopted as Deportivo's ground. The opening game was against Valencia CF on 28 October 1944, which saw Depor lose 3-2.

The stadium was renovated in time to host three games during the 1982 FIFA World Cup finals. Also, this asset made Riazor favorable for a Copa del Rey final between Real Madrid and RCD Espanyol in 1947, which saw the capital's side claim their ninth cup title.

On 29 June 2017, the stadium was renamed as Abanca-Riazor after the sign of a sponsorship agreement between Abanca and Deportivo de La Coruña until 2025.

1982 FIFA World Cup
The stadium held three matches of Group 1, one of six groups in the group stage of the 1982 FIFA World Cup. The other Group 1 games were also held in Galicia, at Balaídos, Vigo

It is the 14th largest in Spain and the largest in Galicia.

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It's the home of which team(s)?: Deportivo de la Coriña

Which professional sports are played here?: Football

Capacity (number of seats): 32,660

Opening Date: 1/1/1906

Guided Tours: yes

Venue's Website or Team's Website: [Web Link]

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