Estadio Nuevo José Zorrilla

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"Estadio José Zorrilla" redirects here. For the previous home of Real Valladolid, see Estadio José Zorrilla (1940).
José Zorrilla
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Full name Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla
Location Avenida del Mundial 82, s/n
47014 Valladolid
Coordinates 41°38′40″N 4°45′40″W / 41.64444°N 4.76111°W / 41.64444; -4.76111
Owner Ayuntamiento de Valladolid
Operator Real Valladolid
Executive suites 120
Capacity 26,512[1]
Field size 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 20 February 1982
Architect Ricardo Soria
Tenants
Real Valladolid (1982—present)

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

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.

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

Concerts[edit]

Depeche Mode performed at the stadium on July 8, 2009 during their Tour of the Universe, in front of a crowd of 23,700 people. The show was recorded for the group's live albums project Recording the Universe.


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