Estadio Municipal de Riazor (Spanish pronunciation: [esˈtaðjo muniθiˈpal de rjaˈθoɾ]), 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 accommodates a total of 32,660 spectators, making it the 14th-largest stadium in Spain and the largest in Galicia.
|Full name||Estadio Municipal de Riazor|
|Location||A Coruña, Spain|
|Owner||Concello de A Coruña|
|Operator||R.C. Deportivo de La Coruña|
|Field size||105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)|
|Opened||28 October 1944|
|Renovated||1982, 1995–1998, 2018|
|Architect||Santiago Rey Pedreira|
|Project manager||José Martín Alonso|
|Structural engineer||José Martín Alonso|
|Deportivo de La Coruña (1944–present)|
Spain national football team (selected matches)
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. 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.
Spain national team matchesEdit
|6 May 1945||Portugal||4–2||Friendly match|
|23 June 1966||Uruguay||1–1||Friendly match|
|20 September 1989||Poland||1–0||Friendly match|
|18 January 1995||Uruguay||2–2||Friendly match|
|4 September 2009||Belgium||5–0||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
1982 FIFA World CupEdit
|15 June 1982||Peru||0–0||Cameroon||Riazor, A Coruña|
|17:15 CEST||Report||Attendance: 11,000|
Referee: Franz Wöhrer (Austria)
|19 June 1982||Poland||0–0||Cameroon||Riazor, A Coruña|
|17:15 CEST||Report||Attendance: 19,000|
Referee: Alexis Ponnet (Belgium)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Estadio de Riazor.|
- "Riazor". Deportivo de La Coruña. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
- "HISTORIA DE RIAZOR | Página Oficial del R.C. Deportivo de La Coruña". HISTORIA DE RIAZOR | Página Oficial del R.C. Deportivo de La Coruña (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 November 2019.
- "28/10/1944 - 28/10/2014: Riazor cumple 70 años | Página Oficial del R.C. Deportivo de La Coruña". 28/10/1944 - 28/10/2014: Riazor cumple 70 años | Página Oficial del R.C. Deportivo de La Coruña (in Spanish). Retrieved 5 November 2019.
- Aquellos tiempos maravillosos Archived 10 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- "ABANCA y el Dépor llegan a un acuerdo de refinanciación de la deuda y patrocinio del estadio" (in Spanish). Deportivo de La Coruña. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.