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The Estadio Román Suárez Puerta is a multi-use stadium located in Avilés, Asturias, Spain. It is currently used for football matches and is the home stadium of Real Avilés.

Román Suárez Puerta
Avilés, Estadio Román Suárez Puerta.JPG
Full nameEstadio Román Suárez Puerta
Former namesEstadio La Exposición (1943–1956)
LocationAvilés, Spain
Coordinates43°33′27″N 5°55′50″W / 43.5575°N 5.9306°W / 43.5575; -5.9306Coordinates: 43°33′27″N 5°55′50″W / 43.5575°N 5.9306°W / 43.5575; -5.9306
Capacity5,352
Field size105 m × 65 m (344 ft × 213 ft)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
OpenedSeptember 26, 1943; 75 years ago (1943-09-26)
Renovated1999
ArchitectJuan Corominas
Tenants
Real Avilés

The stadium has a capacity of 5,352 seats: 4,220 of them are in the two main tribunes and 1,232 in the uncovered stand.[1]

HistoryEdit

 
Estadio Román Suárez Puerta

Inaugurated with the name of Estadio La Exposición on 26 September 1943 with a match between Real Avilés and Real Santander,[2] the stadium changed its name in homage of the mayor of Avilés who proposed its construction in 1956.[3]

The stadium also hosted the Spanish Championship of Athletics between 1948 and 1952 and has been totally renovated in 1999.

On 28 December 2002, Estadio Román Suárez Puerta hosted the 5–2 win of the Asturian football team against Honduras, in front of a crowd of 7,000 people.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "El Suárez Puerta tendrá finalmente capacidad para 5.352 espectadores" [Suárez Puerta will finally have a capacity for 5,352 spectators]. El Comercio. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Un campo con solera" [A stadium with tradition] (in Spanish). La Nueva España. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  3. ^ "El Suárez Puerta cumple su 75 Aniversario" [Suárez Puerta celebrates its 75th anniversary] (in Spanish). Fútbol Asturiano. 26 September 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Asturias mantiene su racha de triunfos" [Asturias keeps its winning streak] (in Spanish). Diario As. 28 December 2002. Retrieved 26 September 2018.

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