- Address: Rúa Manuel Murguía, A Coruña
- Country: Spain
- Capacity: 32,000
- Opened: 28 October 1944
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Deportivo de La Coruña (football)
Extra stadium info – Estadio ABANCA-RIAZOR
The Estadio ABANCA-RIAZOR is located close to a beach. It opened with a football match between Deportivo de La Coruña and Valencia CF. The national football team of Spain played various matches at the venue. Their first match at the venue took place on 6 May 1945. The match between Spain and the Portuguese Republic ended in a 4-2 victory for the home side.
The 1982 FIFA World Cup
The stadium hosted 1982 FIFA World Cup matches of Cameroon, Peru and Poland. The first FIFA World Cup match at the venue was a match between the national football teams of Peru and Cameroon. The game ended in a goalless draw. 11,000 spectators attended the game. The second world championship match at the Estadio ABANCA-RIAZOR also ended in a goalless draw. It was a match between Poland and Cameroon. The stadium’s third FIFA World Cup game was won by Poland after beating Peru 5-1.
Deportivo de La Coruña
Deportivo de La Coruña, nicknamed Dépor, use the stadium for home matches. The football club was founded in 1906. They won the top-flight football league of Spain in 2000 for the first time in their history. Dépor drew an average home attendance of 27,000 in that domestic league season. They gathered 69 points in 38 matches during that league season. Deportivo de La Coruña won 21 of those 38 games. Six games ended in a draw and 11 games ended in a loss.
The UEFA Champions League
In 2004, Deportivo de La Coruña reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history. They reached the semi-finals after winning against the Italian side AC Milan. FC Porto defeated Deportivo de La Coruña in the semi-finals. Later that year, FC Porto were crowned European champions after beating AS Monaco in Gelsenkirchen in front of 53,000 spectators.