- Address: Avenida de Suecia, Valencia
- Country: Spain
- Capacity: 48,000
- Opened: 20 May 1923
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Valencia CF (football)
Extra stadium info – Mestalla
The stadium, which was known as the Estadio Luis Casanova, opened with a football match between Valencia CF and Levante UD. Its inaugural capacity was 17,000. Mestalla was one of the 1982 FIFA World Cup venues. The national football team of Spain played in all three 1982 FIFA World Cup games at the stadium. The first-ever FIFA World Cup match at the venue took place on 16 June 1982. 49,000 spectators attended the game between Spain and Honduras. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Valencia Club de Fútbol, one of the first Spanish sports clubs with 1 million followers on its main social media page, use the stadium named Mestalla for home games. The club was founded in 1919. They won the Spanish top-flight football league in 1942 for the first time in their history. The construction of a new home for Valencia CF started in 2007. It was due to be completed in 2009, but the construction of the stadium was halted for financial reasons.
In 2000, Valencia CF reached the final of the European championship for football clubs for the first time in their history. The world famous Spanish side Real Madrid won the game 3-0. 80,000 people attended the final, which took place in the French Republic. In 2001, Valencia Club de Fútbol played their second European championship final. The game took place in the Italian city of Milan in front of 79,000 spectators. FC Bayern München won the final in a penalty shoot-out. Gaizka Mendieta Zabala scored the first goal for Valencia CF in a UEFA Champions League final. He scored a penalty in the third minute of the UEFA Champions League final between FC Bayern München and Valencia CF.