Real Valladolid

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.

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