When it comes to soccer few leagues have comparable stadiums to those in Spain. Spain's La Liga is one of Europe's most exciting soccer leagues, with some world-class teams and players who star for clubs such as Barcelona and Real Madrid. Spanish stadiums are among the best in Europe and have hosted a variety of European finals and international games.
The Nou Camp, or Camp Nou, is Barcelona's stadium. This is the biggest club stadium in Europe, with approximately 99,000 thousand seats for the club's fans. Nou Camp is a five star stadium with three tiers, and is a great venue for games.
The ground has been a venue for both UEFA European Championship and FIFA World Cup games. Spain hosted the 1964 European Championships, and one of the semi-final games was played here. In 1982, Spain also hosted the FIFA World Cup; and the Nou Camp was briefly expanded. This stadium hosted the opening match, group games as well as the semi-final clash between Italy and Poland, which Italy won 2 – 0.
There have also been a few European finals played at the Nou Camp. Two Cup Winners Cup finals as well as a couple of European Cup finals. Among the finals played here was Utd's late victory against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
Another famous stadium in Spain is the Bernabéu. It is here that Real Madrid play their home games that up to 85,000 turn up for. The ground predates the Nou Camp and has remained among the top stadiums of Spain since it first opened.
Like the Nou Camp, it was among the primary venues for Spain's European Championship and World Cup. It was here that Spain won their first trophy as they defeated the USSR 2 – 1 at the 1964 final. In 1982, this stadium was also selected for the FIFA World Cup final, and other World Cup games, in which Italy defeated West Germany 3 - 1.
The Bernabéu has hosted four European Cup/Champions League finals. In the first played at the stadium Real Madrid lifted the European Cup on home soil. The most recent final played at this ground was in the 2010 Champions League.
The Mestalla stadium is one that predates the Spanish Civil War, and was reconstructed afterwards. It's the home stadium of Valencia soccer club which has about 55,000 seats for fans. It's the biggest club stadium in Spain after the Bernabéu and Nou Camp.
The Mestalla has been a venue for the Spanish national soccer team. Most notably in the 1982 World Cup in which Spain played three of their early group games at the Mestalla. Spain's won their won victory in that World Cup at the Mestalla as they defeated Yugoslavia 2 – 1. But Northern Ireland had one of their best games at this stadium when they beat the hosts 1 - 0 soon after their victory against Yugoslavia. The victory took them through to the second round.
Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
The stadium of Seville that has about 45,000 seats for fans. This Spanish stadium is among the more famous in La Liga as it has been a venue for the Spanish team, which has never lost there. It was also chosen as one of the stadiums for the 1982 FIFA World Cup, and it was here that the 1982 semi-final was played out. In addition to this, the 1986 European Cup final was played here, a match in which Steaua Bucureti defeated Barcelona in a shoot out where all their penalties were saved.
These are among Spain's more famous soccer stadiums. They have hosted some great international and club games in the FIFA World Cup and European cups. Few other stadiums in Europe can match them.