Sarria Stadium

Sarria Stadium

Opened in 1923 the Sarria Stadium was the home ground for RCD Espanyol. Although, mainly used for football, the vene was also used to host concerts, being used by artists including Pink Floyd, Sting and George Michael. Its highpoint was possibly the 1988 UEFA Cup Final when Espanyol faced Bayer Leverkusen. Unfortunately the stadium was demolished in 1997, after being frequently criticised for being too small.

The Sarria Stadium hosted three matches in the World Cup 1982 finals. These matches were the Group C ties of the second round, involving Argentina, Brazil and Italy. The Brazil v Italy match is memorable for many, often considered to have been the most exciting World Cup clash ever.


Location: Barcelona

Capacity: 40,400

Construction: 1923, Demolished 1997

Matches: Argentina 1 : 2 Italy (June 29), Argentina 1 : 3 Brazil (July 2), and Brazil 2 : 3 Italy (July 5).


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.