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Top 10 must-visit Spanish football stadiums

These are the top 10 must-visit Spanish football stadiums

Sunshine, drinks on the terrace and football culture? Then Spain is the place for you! Just about every city has a breathtaking and unique football stadium. Take Camp Nou, Santiago Bernabeu or Wanda Metropolitano, these stadiums host the biggest matches in the world every year. But there are many more stadiums in “La Liga” that are definitely worth a visit! In this blog you can read why a visit to one of these stadiums should be on top of your list. These are the top 10 must-visit Spanish football stadiums!

 

City Stadium Football Club
10) Barcelona Estadio Cornellà-El Prat RCD Espanyol
9) Elche Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero Elche
8) San Sebastián Estadio Anoeta Real Sociedad
7) Málaga Estadio La Rosaleda Málaga CF
6) Sevilla Estadio Benito Villamarín Real Betis
5) Sevilla Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Sevilla
4) Valencia Estadio Mestalla Valencia
3) Madrid Wanda Metropolitano Atlético Madrid
2) Madrid Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Real Madrid
1) Barcelona Camp Nou FC Barcelona
Espanyol Stadium stadium

10) Estadio Cornellà-El Prat – Barcelona

Estadio Cornellà-El Prat, also known as the RCDE Stadium, is the Spanish football stadium of RCD Espanyol. The name of the stadium, Estadi Cornellà-El Prat, is derived from the places Cornellà and El Prat where the stadium is located. Today, Espanyol is considered the first Spanish club founded exclusively by Spanish fans and students. A visit to a La Liga match at the Espanyol football stadium is a unique experience. Expect 90 minutes packed with the energy of fanatical supporters, chanting, cheering and jumping at every opportunity. In short, there is a great football atmosphere in all sections of the stadium!

Club: RCD Espanyol
Year built: 2005
Capacity: 40.500
Espanyol Stadium stadium

9) Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero – Elche

How about a city trip with lots of football, sun and palm trees? Then Elche is the right place for you! Elche is the city of palm trees. It even has its own palm park and there are about 300,000 palm trees in the sunny city. In this palm tree paradise city, you will also find Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero, Elche’s football stadium. The stadium was opened in 1976 and can currently hold around 39,000 supporters. This Spanish football stadium is the biggest stadium in the Alicante region but compared to Camp Nou, this stadium is very modest. Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero was named after former president Manuel Martinez Valero. Do you have a palm tree and football obsession? Then this is your city!

Be prepared and bring sunscreen, because the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero has no cover. A hat, cap or sometimes even an umbrella is advised. Better safe than sorry!

Club: Elche CF
Year built: 1923
Capacity: 39.000
Elche Tickets & Hospitality
Real Sociedad Tickets & Hospitality

8) Estadio Anoeta – San Sebastián

Estadio Anoeta, also known as Reale Arena, is a multi-purpose stadium in San Sebastián. Although the stadium hosts several sports activities, it is also home to the Real Sociedad football club. The stadium can hold around 39,500 spectators from the stands. During the 2013/14 season, the Spanish football stadium was temporarily used by Athletic Club Bilbao, in connection with the move to their new stadium. This temporary move caused a lot of commotion as Real Sociedad and Athletic Club Bilbao are big rivals of each other. When you go to a La Liga match in this stadium, you will have an intense match experience. A unique atmosphere that you have to experience live from the stands!

The Anoeta stadium of today is very different from when it was built in 1993. Real Sociedad’s spacious pitch was heavily criticised for being too expansive without sufficient opportunities to build up an atmosphere. As a result, renovation work moved the stands closer to the pitch and new seats were added in 2019. Now the Anoeta stadium has a continuous series of seats, similar to many European stadiums. 

Club: Real Sociedad
Year built: 1991
Capacity: 39.500
Real Sociedad Tickets & Hospitality

7) Estadio La Rosaleda – Málaga

In the Spanish city of Málaga, you will find the Estadio La Rosaleda football stadium. Málaga CF have played their La Liga home games in this characteristic stadium since 2013, in front of some 33,000 fanatical supporters. They are the only and regular team to play in this arena. Málaga’s home ground was erected in 1936 and opened in 1941. Although Spain was not neutral during the Second World War, the country did not take part in the war. Nor was there any uncertainty that the stadium would be bombed.

What is striking is that almost all places go to season ticket holders and that tickets are rare to buy separately. Although the club is not one of Spain’s top clubs, Málaga is held in the highest regard by its supporters. Will you be able to get a seat for this unique match experience? 

Club: Málaga CF
Year built: 1936
Capacity: 33.000
Malaga stadium
Real Betis stadium

6) Estadio Benito Villamarín – Sevilla

Estadio Benito Villamarín is the stadium where Real Betis plays its home matches. The Spanish football stadium is located in the city of Sevilla and was opened on 17th March 1929. In the large and authentic La Liga stadium 60,720 supporters can sing for their favourite club. The historic stadium has a notorious match that is on every football fan’s mind: Spain vs. Malta on 21st December 1983. During this match, Spain won 12-1, a victory not easily forgotten.

The atmosphere is at its best when you visit the stadium during the city derby between Sevilla and Real Betis. The matches against Sevilla FC are known as one of the most exciting and charged matches in Spanish football. Longside Upper tickets are the best seats you can buy for a great view of the pitch.

Club: Real Betis
Year built: 1923
Capacity: 60.720
Real Betis stadium

5) Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán – Sevilla

A weekend in Sevilla, drinking cerveza and watching football? Then Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán – the home stadium of Sevilla FC is the place to be! This La Liga stadium is also named after a famous Spaniard, namely the former president of the club: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. The stadium was renovated in 1997 and currently accommodates 45,500 supporters. The arena is located in the middle of the city of Sevilla, hidden between several shopping malls. It is inconspicuous until you stand in front of it. Big and beautiful, but not huge. What makes this Spanish football stadium so unique? The collaboration with the colourful Philips LED. The automatic flood lights can create an incredible spectacle outside and inside the stadium. The club does everything to entertain the supporters!

The Centennial anthem broke through in the summer of 2005 and became the authentic battle cry of the supporters at the Sánchez-Pizjuán. You can feel the intense energy of the supporters everywhere in the stadium. 

Club: Sevilla FC
Year built: 1956
Capacity: 45.500
Sevilla FC Stadium
Valencia CF Stadium

4) Estadio Mestalla – Valencia

Estadio Mestalla is the Spanish football stadium of FC Valencia. The Very characteristic of this historic stadium is the enormous steep stands. The Mestalla was officially opened in 1923 and had a capacity of 17,000. Over the years, the Spanish football stadium has expanded to approximately 55,000 seats and the plan was to expand to 75,000 supporters, but to this day the skeleton of the new stadium still stands. There is simply not enough money to finish the Estadio Mestalla. Despite the fact that the new stadium is not (yet) in use, the Estadio Mestalla is still among the top 10 in Spain. The loyal fans provide a great atmosphere every match.

Are you planning to book a Valencia match? Then get tickets for the ‘Valencian derby’ against Levante UD. The rivalry between these two clubs has become a determining factor as to who is the best team to represent the local region in Spain. A perfect view, that’s what you have at a Valencia match. The stands are so steep that you will never have anyone in front of you blocking your view. Score! 

Club: FC Valencia
Year built: 1923
Capacity: 55.000
Valencia CF Stadium

3) Wanda Metropolitano – Madrid

Wanda Metropolitano is also popularly known as Estadio La Peineta. The modern home of Atlético is located in Madrid, just like Estadio Santiago Bernabéu (Real Madrid). The name Wanda Metropolitano was created for sponsor reasons. The stadium was officially opened on 16th September 2017 with a league match between Atlético and Málaga (1-0). During a La Liga match you can expect around 67,703 supporters at this Spanish football stadium. In terms of surface area, more supporters would have fit in, but during the construction of the stadium it was decided to prioritise quality, comfort and safety over more supporters.

Stressed about where to sit in the stadium? No worries: from every seat you have a great view of the field. In every corner of the stadium you are guaranteed a goosebumps moment with the atmosphere created by the ‘Los Suffradors’ – the loyal Atletico supporters. 

Club: Atlético Madrid
Year built: 1990
Capacity: 67.703
Atletico Madrid Stadium
Real Madrid stadium santiago bernabeu

2) Estadio Santiago Bernabéu – Madrid

Bernabéu, or Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, is the home ground of Real Madrid – located in Madrid. The Spanish football stadium is the second largest stadium in Spain with 81,044 seats for supporters. The Real Madrid stadium is named after the legendary Santiago Bernabéu who was president of Real Madrid for 35 years, also known as ‘The Royal’. The Bernabéu is one of the most famous temples of football and is a must for anyone who loves sport. Visiting a home match against Barcelona’s biggest rival – ‘El Clasico’ – is definitely a must, stadium tours can also be organised. In the accompanying museum, you will learn everything about the Spanish football club. An experience you will never stop talking about!

The prices of the seats can vary a lot, but there is something for every budget. There are Shortside Upper tickets, where you sit on the upper ring near one of the goals. You can also go for a ‘VIP Silver Club’ hospitality package, where you enjoy a luxury lounge, unlimited drinks and an excellent dinner beforehand. There you can count on an amazing experience before, during and after the match!

Club: Real Madrid
Year built: 1944
Capacity: 81.044
Real Madrid stadium santiago bernabeu

1) Camp Nou – Barcelona

Talking about the most impressive (Spanish) football stadium… Camp Nou is a dream stadium for every football fan. Why? First of all, the Spanish stadium looks like a modern version of the Colosseum, beautiful inside and out! The gigantic stadium can hold almost 100k supporters! Last but not least, many star players have grown up or become stars here. To name but a few; Messi, Ronaldinho, Iniesta and Xavi. Barcelona’s home ground is also impressive for non-football fans. The Spanish football stadium is so big that it will leave an unforgettable impression for everyone. Nou Estadi del Futbol Club Barcelona used to be the official name. The name Camp Nou, also called ‘new field’, was used as a nickname from the opening and was adopted as the official name after 2000.

This gigantic stadium offers a huge amount of tickets. Tickets for every budget including the best seats! We recommend the first ring and preferably longside tickets. This gives you a wonderful panoramic view of the pitch.

Club: FC Barcelona
Year built: 1957
Capacity: 99.354
Barcelona Camp Nou

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