- The club's founding in 1913 coincided with the opening of the Campos de Sport de El Sardinero pitches. This was the Cantabrian side's first stadium and home up until the current ground, located on a neighbouring plot of land, opened its doors in 1988.
- El Sardinero owes its name to the neighbourhood in which it lies.
- Whilst the stadium has principally played host to football fixtures, it provided the setting for two rugby matches back in 2013.
- Since 2017, the arena has boasted the third largest scoreboards in Spanish football, eclipsed in size only by those at Riazor and the Santiago Bernabeu.
- The pitch covers an area of 105 m x 68 m.