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Estadio Riazor

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Estadio Riazor

Full name Estadio Municipal de Riazor
Owner Concello de A Coruña
Operator Deportivo de La Coruña
Capacity 34,600[1]
Field size 105 m × 68 m (344 ft × 223 ft)
Surface Grass
Broke ground 1939
Built 1940
Opened 28 October 1944
Renovated 1982, 1995–1998
Architect Santiago Rey Pedreira
Project manager José Martín Alonso
Structural engineer José Martín Alonso
Deportivo de La Coruña (1944–present)

Estadio Municipal de Riazor is a multi-purpose stadium in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain. The stadium is the home ground of Deportivo de La Coruña, and accommodates a total of 34,600 spectators.


  • History 1
  • 1982 FIFA World Cup 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Although the stadium hosted home games for Deportivo since its establishment in 1906, it wasn't until 1944 that essential facilities (e.g. bleachers, locker rooms...) were constructed. That year, the stadium was officially known as Deportivo's ground. The opening game was against Valencia CF in 28 October 1944, which saw Depor lose 2-3.

The enormous total area of 30,000 led Riazor to be one of the chosen stadia to host the 1982 FIFA World Cup finals. Also, this asset made Riazor favorable for a Copa del Rey final between Real Madrid and RCD Espanyol in 1947, which saw the capital's side claim their ninth cup title.[2]

1982 FIFA World Cup

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
1982-06-15  Peru 0-0  Cameroon Group 1
1982-06-19  Poland 0-0  Cameroon Group 1
1982-06-22  Poland 5-1  Peru Group 1


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  2. ^ Aquellos tiempos maravillosos

External links

  • Riazor at
  • Riazor Stadium Tour
  • Riazor Stadium at (official international fanclub)
  • Estadios de Espana (English)
  • Riazor Stadium: photo
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