Estadio José Rico Pérez

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Estadio José Rico Pérez
Estadio Jose Rico Perez.JPG
Location Alicante, Spain
Coordinates 38°21′26″N 0°29′33″W / 38.35722°N 0.49250°W / 38.35722; -0.49250Coordinates: 38°21′26″N 0°29′33″W / 38.35722°N 0.49250°W / 38.35722; -0.49250
Owner Hércules CF
Operator Hércules CF
Capacity 29,500[1]
Field size 105 metres (115 yd) x 68 metres (74 yd)
Construction
Opened 1974
Architect Francisco Llorens
Tenants
Hércules CF

Estadio José Rico Pérez is a multi-purpose stadium in Alicante, Spain. It is currently used mostly for football matches, being home to Hércules CF. It also held World Cup matches when Spain organized the event in 1982. The stadium can hold up to 29,500 people. It was built in 1974, and is situated 2 miles outside Alicante city centre. The stadium is named after former chairman of Hércules CF, José Rico Pérez.

New Stadium[edit]

Hércules CF is growing very fast and the need of a new stadium is becoming more important among Hércules' fans. From the club board were launched some models for the future new stadium.

1982 FIFA World Cup[edit]

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
1982-06-18  Argentina 4–1  Hungary Group 3 (First Round)
1982-06-23  Argentina 2–0  El Salvador Group 3 (First Round)
1982-07-10  Poland 3–2  France Third place match

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