- Address: Pride Parkway, Derby
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 33,000
- Opened: 18 July 1997
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Derby County (football)
Extra stadium info – Pride Park Stadium
The construction of the Pride Park Stadium started in 1995. Its construction costs were £28 million. The venue was named iPro Stadium before the stadium took its current name in 2016. The national football team of England played its first match at the Pride Park Stadium on 25 May 2001. The match against the United Mexican States, commonly known as Mexico, ended in a 4-0 victory for England. 33,000 people attended the game.
The history of Derby County
Derby County Football Club, nicknamed The Rams, moved to the stadium in 1997. The club was founded in 1884. Derby County played their first-ever FA Cup final in 1898. They lost the game against Nottingham Forest Football Club. In 1946, Derby County won their first-ever FA Cup. They won the title after beating Charlton Athletic Football Club 4-1. The FA Cup final took place in London in front of 98,000 spectators. Derby County were crowned English football champions in 1972 for the first time in their history. They drew an average attendance of 33,000 in 21 home games in that domestic league season.
In 2020, Derby County signed Wayne Mark Rooney. He played hundreds of matches for Manchester United Football Club. Rooney scored 183 Premier League goals for the club. He became the record goalscorer for both Manchester United and the national football team of England. Wayne Rooney also played for Everton Football Club and DC United before he joined Derby County. In 2008, he won the FIFA Club World Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the Premier League with Manchester United. Wayne Rooney ended his professional football career with Derby County in 2021. He managed Derby County before he became the manager of DC United from the United States in 2022.