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Estadio José Rico Pérez is a multi-purpose stadium in Alicante, Spain. It is currently used mostly for football matches, being home to Hércules CF. It also held World Cup matches when Spain organized the event in 1982. The stadium can hold up to 29,500 people. It was built in 1974, and is situated 2 miles outside Alicante city centre. The stadium is named after former chairman of Hércules CF, José Rico Pérez.

Estadio José Rico Pérez
Estadio Jose Rico Perez.JPG
LocationAlicante, Spain
Coordinates38°21′26″N 0°29′33″W / 38.35722°N 0.49250°W / 38.35722; -0.49250Coordinates: 38°21′26″N 0°29′33″W / 38.35722°N 0.49250°W / 38.35722; -0.49250
OwnerHércules CF
OperatorHércules CF
Field size105 metres (115 yd) x 68 metres (74 yd)
ArchitectFrancisco Llorens
Hércules CF (1974–present)
Spain national football team (selected matches)



1982 FIFA World CupEdit

The stadium was one of the venues of the 1982 FIFA World Cup, and held the following matches:

Date Team #1 Res. Team #2 Round Attendance
1982-06-18   Argentina 4–1   Hungary Group 3 (First Round) 32,093
1982-06-23   Argentina 2–0   El Salvador Group 3 (First Round) 32,093
1982-07-10   Poland 3–2   France Third place match 32,500


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