Often known simply as 'the Bernabeu', the Santiago Bernabeu stadium is one of the most prestigious stadiums in Europe. It is named after developer Santiago Bernabeu who, with Rafael Salgado, bought the land on which to build the stadium. Despite being a multi-purpose venue the Bernabeu is best known for football, hosting numerous European Cup finals and helping to host World Cup 1982.
The Santiago Bernabeu was the venue for four World Cup 1982 matches. Three of these clashes were second round games, involving England, West Germany and Spain. The other was the final, when Italy triumphed 3 - 1 over West Germany.
Construction: 1947, Renovated in 1953, 1982 1992, 1994, 2001 and 2011
Matches: West Germany 0 : 0 England (June 29), West Germany 4 : 1 Spain (July 2), Spain 0 : 0 England (July 5) and the final on July 11, Italy 3 : 1 West Germany.
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.