Estadio Romano

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Romano
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Full name Estadio Romano
Location Mérida, Spain
Owner Ayuntamiento de Mérida
Operator AD Mérida
Capacity 14,600
Field size 105 x 68 m
Surface Grass
Opened 1954
Tenants
AD Mérida

Estadio Romano (English: Roman Stadium) is a multi-use stadium in Mérida, Spain. It is currently used for football matches and is the home ground of AD Mérida. The stadium holds 14,600 people and opened in 1954.

On 9 September 2009, the stadium hosted the Spanish national team as they defeated Estonia 3-0 to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which they went on to win. Mayor of Mérida Ángel Calle said “We want to use the Estonia match to promote Mérida and Extremadura, we will welcome the players as if they were 21st-century gladiators.”[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rogers, Iain (10 September 2009). "Spain’s ’21st century gladiators’ do Merida proud". Reuters. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 

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Coordinates: 38°54′50.16″N 6°20′11.06″W / 38.9139333°N 6.3364056°W / 38.9139333; -6.3364056