Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium

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Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium
Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano
Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano.JPG
Full nameEstadio Alfredo di Stéfano
LocationCiudad Real Madrid, Valdebebas,
Coordinates40°28′37″N 3°36′51″W / 40.4769°N 3.6143°W / 40.4769; -3.6143
OwnerReal Madrid
OperatorReal Madrid Castilla
Capacity6,000[1]
Field size105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built2006
Opened9 May 2006
Tenants
Real Madrid Castilla (2006–present)
Real Madrid CF (2020–present)
Spain national football team (2020–present)

The Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium (Spanish: Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano) is a football stadium in Madrid, Spain, owned by LaLiga club Real Madrid. It is named after former Real Madrid legendary footballer Alfredo Di Stéfano.

Overview[edit]

On Tuesday, 9 May 2006 the Alfredo di Stéfano Stadium was opened at Real Madrid's training centre. The inaugural match was between Real Madrid and Stade de Reims, a 50th anniversary rematch of the first European Cup final won by Real Madrid in 1956. Real Madrid won the inaugural match 6–1 with goals from Sergio Ramos, Antonio Cassano (2), Roberto Soldado (2), and José Manuel Jurado.[2]

The venue is part of the Ciudad Real Madrid, the club's training facilities located outside Madrid in Valdebebas, near Madrid–Barajas Airport.

The capacity of the main stand at the west is 4,000 seats, with an additional 2,000 seats at the eastern stand, giving the stadium a total capacity of 6,000 seats.

Following the COVID-19 pandemic and to facilitate the ongoing renovations of the Santiago Bernabéu, Real Madrid's senior team contested the rest of their home matches of the 2019–20 season at the Alfredo di Stéfano behind closed doors, starting on 14 June 2020 in a 3–1 league win against Eibar.[3][4] On 6 September 2020; still behind closed doors, the ground hosted the Spanish national team for the first time; that game would result in a 4–0 UEFA Nations League win for the Spanish against Ukraine.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Estadio Alfredo di Stefano | Estadio del Real Madrid Castilla | Real Madrid CF". www.realmadrid.com (in Spanish). Real Madrid CF. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  2. ^ "This one's for you, Alfredo!". Realmadrid.com. 2006-05-10. Archived from the original on 2011-11-23. Retrieved 2008-07-07.
  3. ^ Roncero, Tomás (22 April 2020). "The changes Real Madrid must make to play their games at the Di Stéfano". Diario AS. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  4. ^ Navarro, Alberto (14 June 2020). "Real Madrid-Éibar: LaLiga is back | Real Madrid CF". Real Madrid CF. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Fati and Ramos power Spain over Ukraine". Marca. 6 September 2020. Retrieved 2 October 2020.

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Coordinates: 40°28′36″N 3°36′51″W / 40.47667°N 3.61417°W / 40.47667; -3.61417