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Estadio José Zorrilla [esˈtaðjo xoˈse θoˈriʎa] is a football stadium in Valladolid, Spain. The stadium holds 26,512 people.

José Zorrilla
Estadio José Zorrilla de Valladolid.jpg
Full nameEstadio Municipal José Zorrilla
LocationAvenida del Mundial 82, s/n
47014, Bandera valladolid.svg Valladolid,
Bandera de la provincia de Valladolid.svg Province of Valladolid,
Flag of Castile and León.svg Castile and León,
 Spain
Coordinates41°38′40″N 4°45′40″W / 41.64444°N 4.76111°W / 41.64444; -4.76111
OwnerAyuntamiento de Valladolid
OperatorReal Valladolid
Executive suites120
Capacity26,512[1]
Field size105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened20 February 1982
ArchitectRicardo Soria
Tenants
Real Valladolid (1982–present)
Spain national football team (selected matches)

The stadium was built in 1982 and is named after poet José Zorrilla y Moral. Prior to this, they played in the old Estadio José Zorrilla.

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.

Pop Superstar Michael Jackson performed a sold-out show on September 6, 1997 during his HIStory World Tour and concluded his European leg of the tour.

Plans are currently under way to expand the stadium to 40,000 spectators. The project is known as Valladolid Arena[2] [baʎaˈðolið aˈɾena].

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.[3]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Estadio José Zorrilla" (in Spanish). Real Valladolid. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  2. ^ "El proyecto 'Valladolid Arena' deja vía libre para cerrar o cubrir el Estadio - El Día de Valladolid Digital". Eldiadevalladolid.com. Retrieved 2011-11-17.
  3. ^ "El Salvador y el rugby salen campeones en Zorrilla" (in Spanish). Marca. 17 April 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2016.

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