Tiro del Pichón

Tiro del Pichón ("Pigeon Hit" in English), also known as Campo del Retiro (Retiro), Campo de la Rana ("Frogs Field"), or Campo de Estrada ("The Field next to the Street"), was the first stadium / field of Real Madrid between 1901 and 1902, which was before they were founded as a club and moved to Campo de Jorge Juan. They were not an official club at that time, playing friendly games on this field.

Tiro del Pichón / Retiro / de la Rana / de Estrada
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LocationMadrid, Spain
Construction
Opened1901
Closed1913
Demolished1913
Tenants
Real Madrid (1901–1902)
Atlético Madrid (1902–1913)

The main team at this stadium was Atlético Madrid. They used this field between 1902 and 1913 before moving to Campo de O'Donnell from 1913 to 1923.[1] Atlético Madrid's Campo de O'Donnell had the same name as Real Madrid's Campo de O'Donnell for 10 years because their locations were very close to each other, less than 200 meters on the main boulevard called Calle de O'Donnell.

Tiro del Pichón hosted three Spanish Cup finals: 1904, 1905, and 1910.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://urbanity.cc/forum/espa%C3%B1a/comunidad-de-madrid/espacios-de-deporte-comercio-y-ocio_aa/23031-madrid-real-madrid-y-atl%C3%A9tico-de-madrid-tuvieron-un-campo-originario-com%C3%BAn
  2. ^ "Club Atlético de Madrid · Web oficial - Nuestros estadios: del Retiro al Vicente Calderón". clubatleticodemadrid.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-23.
  3. ^ "Tiro al Pichón".