The Estadio José Zorrilla was built in 1982 and is named after poet José Zorrilla y Moral, an unusual origin for a sports stadium which was originally built as a playing venue for the 1982 World Cup. It is located in Valladolid—Spain’s 13th most populous municipality that holds up a variety of historic houses, palaces, churches, and avenues. The stadium’s main location stands at over 700 meters above sea level on an exposed plain—the reason it earned the nickname Estadio de la Pulmonia (Pneumonia Stadium).
The Real Valladolid of the La Liga is the main tenant of the stadium. The first match featuring the home team was in 1982 where Valladolid earned a 1-0 victory against the Athletic Bilbao. Aside from the home team’s victories, it also saw the 1982 Copa del Rey Final where Real Madrid defeated Sporting de Gijon in a 2-1 victory.
Home Team: Real Valladolid
Field Size: 114.8 x 74.4 yards