The longer and wider fields of Spain

Los campos más largos y anchos de España
The Ciutat de Valencia stadium is the home of Levante UD. PHOTO: Levante OUT

Last update 17 January, 2024 by Alberto Llopis

Jordi Alba pronounced in 2014 a phrase that sounds cliché in many players: “this field is small”. It referred to the City of Valencia, the Levante stadium where Barcelona tied at one that year and missed the opportunity to become the sole leader. A phrase that for many may be obvious but analyzing the dimensions of the Levantine enclosure is not far.

The playing field of the Levante stadium is among the largest in Spain

The Ciutat de Valencia has a standard size of 107×67. Being a stadium with less capacity or the stands more or less near the lawn can lead to many coliseums to give a picture of small field but reality dictates far from well in most cases, leaving aside those parties or gatherings where teams specifically reduce the size of your home to harm rival.

FIFA recommends using the standardized 105×68 (binding in World) but it allows the rules to use for length measures ranging from 90 until the 120 meters and 45 until 90 in width to national championships and fork 100-110 for international tournaments long by 64-75 width.

experts from Mundosilbate, a major Spanish supplier of equipment for clubs, referees and sports facilities, explain that the difference between the widest and narrowest fields (talking about those qualified for international competitions) can be well understood from the length of the goal, which is almost two and a half meters, which leaves more than 36 meters the distance between the corner line and the goal post on the widest pitches, while this distance is little more than 30 meters in the narrowest. those almost 6 meters are a very critical difference when taking a corner or a pass from the side”.

Having said that, How are the Spanish fields? What it is the most largo¿ And the wider? Well then, most respond to the recommendation of FIFA but for example the Martinez Valero in Elche has 108×70 It is the longest and the Vallecas 100×65 proving to be the shortest and narrow. Curiously, the width does not belong to any team but the first 105 Helmántico Salamanca×72.

El estadio Helmántico de Salamanca es el más ancho de España.
The stadium Helmántico Salamanca is the widest in Spain. PHOTO: Brand

The dimensions of Spanish football stadiums

  • Albacete (Carlos Belmonte): 105×68 – 17.524 spectators
  • Alavés (Mendizorroza): 105×67 – 19.840 spectators
  • Alcorcon (Santo Domingo): 105×68 – 5.500 spectators
  • Almeria (Power Horse Stadium): 105×68 – 15.000 spectators
  • Athletic (San Mames): 105×68 – 53.332 spectators
  • Atlético (Metropolitan City): 105×68 – 67.829 spectators
  • Barcelona (Camp Nou): 105×70 – 98.787 spectators
  • Burgos (The Plantation): 105×70 – 12.642 spectators
  • Cadiz (New Mirandilla): 104×65 – 20.724 spectators
  • Celta (balaídos): 105×69 – 29.000 spectators
  • Castellon (Castalia): 102×70 – 15.500 spectators
  • Córdoba (new Archangel): 105×70 – 21.822 spectators
  • Eibar (Ipurua): 103×65 – 6.256 spectators
  • Elche (Martinez Valero): 108×70 – 36.017 spectators
  • Getafe (Alfonso Pérez Coliseum): 105×70 – 17.000 spectators
  • Girona (montilivi): 105×68 – 9.286 spectators
  • Gymnastic (Nou Estadi in Tarragona): 103×67 – 14.591 spectators
  • Granada (Los Carmenes): 105×69 – 22.500 spectators
  • Hercules (Rico Perez): 105×68 – 29.500 spectators
  • Huesca (the Alcoraz): 105×68 – 6.500 spectators
  • The Palms (Gran Canaria): 105×68 – 32.392 spectators
  • Leganes (Butarque): 105×70 – 10.958 spectators
  • Levante (Valencia City): 107×67 – 25.676 spectators
  • Lugo (angel Carro): 105×68 – 10.000 spectators
  • Málaga (The Rose Garden): 105×68 – 28.963 spectators
  • Mallorca (Iberostar stadium): 105×68 – 23.142 spectators
  • Mirandes (Municipio de Anduva): 105×69 – 6.500 spectators
  • Numancia (The Little Birds): 103×70 – 9.025 spectators
  • health (The Sadar): 105×67 – 19.800 spectators
  • Racing de Santander (The Sardinero): 105×68 – 22.222 spectators
  • Vallecano Ray (Vallecas Stadium): 100×65 – 14.708 spectators
  • Rayo Majadahonda (Thorn Hill): 106×70 – 6.000 spectators
  • RCD Espanyol (Cornella - El Prat): 105×68 – 40.500 spectators
  • RCD of Coruña (Riazor): 105×68 – 34.500 spectators
  • Real Betis (Benito Villamarin): 107×68 – 51.700 spectators
  • Real Madrid (Santiago Bernabeu): 105×68 – 80.000 spectators
  • Real Murcia (The New Condominium): 105×67 – 31.179 spectators
  • Real Oviedo (New Carlos Tartiere): 105×68 – 30.000 spectators
  • Real society (Anoeta): 105×68 – 32.000 spectators
  • Real Sporting Gijón (The Molinón): 105×68 – 30.000 spectators
  • Sevilla (Sanchez Pizjuan): 105×70 – 45.500 spectators
  • Tenerife (Heliodoro Rodríguez López): 107×70 – 24.000 spectators
  • UCAM Murcia (The Condominium): 105×65 – 17.500 spectators
  • Valencia (Mestalla): 105×68 – 52.600 spectators
  • Valladolid (Jose Zorrilla): 105×68 – 26.512 spectators
  • Villarreal (Stadium Ceramics): 105×68 – 24.500 spectators

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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2 thoughts on “The longer and wider fields of Spain

  1. The funny thing is that there are second and second fields B with larger pitch than first. Another thing is the stadium itself. But I speak of the land where players play, lawn go.

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