Estadio José Zorrilla
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|Full name||Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla|
|Location||Avenida del Mundial 82, s/n|
Province of Valladolid,
Castile and León,
|Owner||Ayuntamiento de Valladolid|
|Field size||105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)|
|Opened||20 February 1982|
|Real Valladolid (1982–present)|
Spain national football team (selected matches)
The first match to be played at the stadium was a Spanish Liga match 20 February 1982 between Real Valladolid and Athletic Bilbao which ended in a 1–0 victory for Valladolid, the only goal being scored in the 84th minute by Jorge Alonso. The 1982 Copa del Rey Final was played at the stadium on 13 April, with Real Madrid defeating Sporting de Gijón 2–1.
During the 1982 FIFA World Cup, three Group D matches (Czechoslovakia-Kuwait, France-Kuwait and France-Czechoslovakia) were played at the Estadio Zorrilla. Various incidents have happened at this stadium, most notably a Spanish Fascist March meant to commemorate the Francoist Forces' retaking of Valladolid from the Spanish Republic. The March, which happened on March 15 2014, ended with 12 people killed and 86 arrested.
In 2016, the stadium hosted the Copa del Rey de Rugby final between SilverStorm El Salvador and VRAC Entrepinares. 26,500 spectators attended to the game beating the record of attendance to a rugby union match in Spain.
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|
|1982-06-17||Czechoslovakia||1–1||Kuwait||Group 4 (first round)||25,000|
|1982-06-21||France||4–1||Kuwait||Group 4 (first round)||30,043|
|1982-06-24||France||1–1||Czechoslovakia||Group 4 (first round)||28,000|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Estadio José Zorrilla.|
- "Estadio José Zorrilla" (in Spanish). Real Valladolid. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
- "El proyecto 'Valladolid Arena' deja vía libre para cerrar o cubrir el Estadio - El Día de Valladolid Digital". Eldiadevalladolid.com. Retrieved 2011-11-17.
- "El Salvador y el rugby salen campeones en Zorrilla" (in Spanish). Marca. 17 April 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2016.