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Top 20 Biggest Pitches in La Liga

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After EPL Talk did a similar research project to discover what clubs in the Premier League had the biggest pitches, we here at the sister site La Liga Talk thought it’d be wise to research the biggest pitches in Spain’s Primera Division.

Here they are:

1. Real Madrid, Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, 117×78 yards, 9126 square yards
2. Levante, Estadio Ciudad de Valencia, 117×76 yards, 8892 square yards
3. Mallorca, ONO Estadi, 117×75 yards, 8775 square yards
4. Valencia, Estadio Mestalla, 114×76 yards, 8664 square yards
5. Sevilla, Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, 114×76 yards, 8664 square yards
6. Atletico Madrid, Vicente Calderón Stadium, 114×76 yards, 8664 square yards
7. Zaragoza, La Romareda, 117×74 yards, 8658 square yards
8. Almeria, Mediterraneo Stadium. 114×75 yards, 8550 square yards
9. Barcelona, Camp Nou, 114×74 yards, 8436 square yards
10. Racing Santander, El Sardinero, 114×74 yards, 8436 square yards
11. Getafe, Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, 114×74 yards, 8436 square yards
12. Deportivo, Estadio Riazor, 114×74 yards, 8436 square yards
13. Murcia, Estadio Nueva Condomina, 114×74, 8436 square yards
14. Valladolid, Estadio José Zorrilla, 114×74, 8436 square yards
15. Villarreal, Estadio El Madrigal, 114×74 yards, 8436 square yards
16. Athetic Bilbao, San Mamés Stadium, 113×74 yards, 8362 square yards
17. Espanyol, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, 114×73 yards, 8322 square yards
18. Osasuna, Estadio Reyno de Navarra, 114×73 yards, 8322 square yards
19. Recreativo, Nuevo Colombino, 115 x71 yards, 8165 square yards
20. Betis, Manuel Ruiz de Lopera Stadium, 117×69 yards, 8073 square yards

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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4 Responses to Top 20 Biggest Pitches in La Liga

  1. Gonzalo says:

    Interestingly, according to FIFA, the allowable dimensions are different for international and 'standard' games:

    Standard Games:
    Length: Min 90 m (100 yds) / Max 120 m (130 yds)
    Width: Min 45 m (50 yds) / Max 90 m (100 yds)

    International Games:
    Length: Min 100 m (110 yds) / Max 110 m (120 yds)
    Width: Min 64 m (70 yds) / Max 75 m (80 yds)

    So, the rules for international games do not allow pitches to be as large as for other games and the range of valid dimensions is much narrower. The maximum size of a pitch that can be used for international matches is therefore 120 x 80 = 9600 square yards.

  2. Gonzalo says:

    Interestingly, according to FIFA, the allowable dimensions are different for international and ‘standard’ games:

    Standard Games:
    Length: Min 90 m (100 yds) / Max 120 m (130 yds)
    Width: Min 45 m (50 yds) / Max 90 m (100 yds)

    International Games:
    Length: Min 100 m (110 yds) / Max 110 m (120 yds)
    Width: Min 64 m (70 yds) / Max 75 m (80 yds)

    So, the rules for international games do not allow pitches to be as large as for other games and the range of valid dimensions is much narrower. The maximum size of a pitch that can be used for international matches is therefore 120 x 80 = 9600 square yards.

  3. Elisa says:

    How odd that Levante, Mallorca, and Almeria are bigger than Barcelona? Of course Barcelona's seating capacity is a different matter. I wonder if this is a detriment to these smaller teams? Chris, maybe you can do the same for our sister site Serie A Talk?

  4. Elisa says:

    How odd that Levante, Mallorca, and Almeria are bigger than Barcelona? Of course Barcelona’s seating capacity is a different matter. I wonder if this is a detriment to these smaller teams? Chris, maybe you can do the same for our sister site Serie A Talk?

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