Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas
Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas (originally Nuevo Estadio de Vallecas and previously Estadio Teresa Rivero) is a football stadium in the Madrid district of Puente de Vallecas, Spain. It currently hosts football matches and is the home of La Liga club Rayo Vallecano. The stadium holds 14,505 spectators and was opened on 10 May 1976. It was constructed between 1972 and 1976, and it also under the names Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas and Estadio Puente de Vallecas (The Bridge of Vallecas Stadium).
|Full name||Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas|
|Former names||Nuevo Estadio de Vallecas (1976–1994)|
Estadio Teresa Rivero (1994–2011)
|Location||Puente de Vallecas, Madrid, Spain|
|Public transit||at Portazgo|
|Owner||Community of Madrid|
|Operator||Community of Madrid|
|Field size||100 m × 65 m (328 ft × 213 ft)|
|Opened||10 May 1976|
|Rayo Vallecano (1957–1972, 1976–present)|
Racing de Madrid (1930–1932)
Atlético Madrid (1939–1943)
2018 temporary closureEdit
On 27 August 2018 the stadium was temporarily prohibited from hosting matches, until improvements had been made, as parts of the stadium were judged to be unsafe by its owners, the Community of Madrid.
Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas was the venue for the 1940 Copa del Generalísimo Final, as the Copa del Rey was known during caudillo Franco's Francoist State. It was the home stadium of Racing de Madrid, from the neighboring city of Chamberí, and its successor, Agrupación Recreativa Chamberí. Atlético Madrid also played their home matches at the venue between 1939–1943 after the Spanish Civil War, as their stadium, the Metropolitan, was destroyed by the war.
Rayo Vallecano stadiums over time:
|Years||Campos / Stadiums|
|1924–1940||Campo de la Calle de las Erillas|
|1940–1954||Campo de El Rodival|
|1957–1972||Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas|
|1972–1976||Campo de Vallehermoso|
|1976–present||Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas|
Metro de Madrid - Portazgo station next to the Stadium
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