Estadios de España – Latest Stadium News

Welcome to our page bringing you the latest news on stadium development in Spain. We will update this page with photos and news on a regular basis, so that you can keep up to date with what changes are being made to the large and small stadia of Spain. Please feel free to tweet photos or news to us More...

On Oct 10, 2016 // in Headlines, New Build // # 0

The Ten Oldest Stadiums in Spain

Before I start, I have to admit that there is a flaw in a club claiming to have the oldest stadium. It’s a bit like Trigger’s Broom (or Theseus’ Paradox if you’re that way inclined). Can something which has had all of its component parts replaced over the course of time, remain More...

On Oct 26, 2015 // in Headlines, Special Features // # 0

Madrid – Estadio La Peineta / Nuevo Estadio del Club Atlético de Madrid

History has a funny habit of repeating itself. Just over 50 years ago, the then President of Atlético Madrid Don Vicente Calderón, purchased a large plot of land in the south western outskirts of Madrid. Here, up tight to the bank of the Rio Manzanarés, would be where his beloved club would build More...

On Apr 21, 2015 // in Atletico Madrid, Headlines, LFP, Madrid, New Build // # 0

Valencia – Nou Mestalla

Timing in football is everything. Throw in a few “if onlys” and the story of Valencia Club de Fútbol’s Nou Mestalla could have been very different. Regrettably, timing, fate and circumstance mean that Los Ches do not play in a state of the art stadium. Instead, what they are left with is sky-high More...

Barcelona – Camp Nou

“There are stadiums great by reputation and association which, when first encountered, disappoint. The Nou Camp is not among them”. So said Simon Inglis, the doyen of all things “stadium”. I must admit that I was, from a distance, a little underwhelmed by the Camp Nou. Then I paid a visit More...

On Apr 5, 2011 // in Barca, Barcelona, Catalunya, Headlines, LFP, Primera // # 0

Madrid – Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

Love them or loathe them, there is one inescapable fact about the daily soap opera that is Real..

Valencia – Mestalla

With its precipitous stands and implausibly deep roof, Valencia’s Mestalla is a truly wonderful stadium. It is an arena that oozes class and atmosphere and when full, it can scare the bejesus...

La Coruña – Estadio de Riazor

If, when it comes to stadiums, you are a “sad-o” (that’s my wife’s term, I prefer aficionado), then you are inevitably drawn to the weird and unusual. Why settle for the staid...

Elche – Estadio Manuel Martinez Valero

Okay, the story so far… The town of Elche and its football club are on the up and..

Oviedo – Estadio Carlos Tartiere (2000- )

There have been many examples in the past couple of decades, of a club’s move to a new stadium bringing about an upturn in its...

Getafe – Coliseum Alfonso Pérez

Top flight football in Madrid had always been the dominion of the big two. There was the occasional interruption from Rayo, from the south east...

Santa Cruz de La Palma – Estadio Virgen de Las Nieves

Santa Cruz de La Palma is a city on the edge. On the edge of Europe, on the edge of a rain forest and so far as its football stadiums are concerned, on the edge...

España 82 – Madrid – Estadio Santiago Bernabéu

It was no surprise when the RFEF selected the iconic Estadio Santiago Bernabéu to stage the..

España 82 – Barcelona – Estadi de Sarriá

The second stadium in Barcelona to host games at the 1982 World Cup was RCD..

España 82 – Málaga – La Rosaleda

From a purely footballing angle, Málaga was not an obvious choice to act as a host..

España 82 – Valladolid – Nuevo Estadio José Zorrilla

In the late 1970’s Gonzalo Alonso was president of Real Valladolid and he had an..