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SÁB 08.07.2017 | NEWS

Five things you may not know about the Estadio Municipal Reino de Leon

Here we bring you five informational morsels on CyD Leonesa's stadium, which will be brimming with all of the excitement of LaLiga 1|2|3 in the 2017/18 season.


SÁB 08.07.2017

  • It was officially inaugurated on 20 May 2001 with a playoff match for promotion to LaLiga 1|2|3 between Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa and Xerez CD.

  • Iban Espadas scored the first ever goal in the stadium's history, netting the winner in CyD Leonesa's victory over the side from Jerez.

  • The ground was not known as Reino de Leon until the 2008/09 season, having been inaugurated under the name Nuevo Estadio Antonio Amilivia in honour of the Leon outfit's old stadium.

  • The Spanish national team have graced the pitch on three occasions. The first was on 2 April 2003 in a EURO 2004 qualifier which ended in a 3-0 win over Armenia. Spain later beat Costa Rica 2-1 there in a friendly on 11 June 2015. The last match they played at the ground was on 5 September 2016, when La Roja thrashed Liechtenstein 8-0 during qualification for the 2018 World Cup.

  • The stadium also acts as the venue for the city's other main sports clubs – basketball teams Baloncesto Leon and Club Baloncesto San Jose shoot hoops there and Club Balonmano Ademar Leon and Club Leon Balonmano play handball there.
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