Estadio El Molinon

Estadio El Molinon

Built in 1908, Estadio El Molinón is the oldest football stadium in Spain. Its name comes from the Asturian word for 'big mill', being located on the site of an old mill in Gijon. As well as being used by local team Sporting de Gijón, the venue has been used for World Cup 1982 and occasional international matches, including the Spain v Finland clash in 2013.

The Estadio El Molinón hosted three World Cup matches in 1982. All of these games were Group 2 first round clashes, involving West Germany, Algeria, Chile and Austria.


Location: Gijón

Capacity: 45,153

Construction: Opened in 1908, Renovated in 1981, 1998 and 2010.

Matches: West Germany 1 : 2 Algeria (June 16), West Germany 4 : 1 Chile (June 20), and West Germany 1 : 0 Austria (June 25).


World Cup 1982 Venues : Santiago Bernabeu, Vicente Calderon, Camp Nou, Sarria, Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Benito Villamarin, San Mames, Jose Zorrilla, La Rosaleda, Luis Casanova, La Romareda, Martinez Valero, Carlos Tartiere, El Molinon, Jose Rico Perez, Balaidos and Riazor.