Only the Camp Nou and the Bernabéu will be able to host the final and the opening match

Only the Camp Nou and the Bernabeu will be able to host the final and the opening match

  • It must have a minimum of 80,000 spectators compared to 60,000 in the semi-finals and 40,000 in the group stage. Only these two stadiums can qualify for the final

The requirements laid down by the Spanish Football Federation to be able to host the 2030 World Cup that Spain wants to organize with Portugal and in which our country will have 11 of the 14 places.

One of the most important points lies in the requirements to be able to host this World Cup event. And in the case of the final and the opening match, the RFEF requires a minimum of 80,000 spectators. Conditions that right now only meet two stadiums in our country. These are the Camp Nou (99,354 spectators) and the Santiago Bernabeu (81,044). The Barcelona stadium was already the stadium for the opening match of the 1982 World Cup and the Madridista stadium hosted the grand final.

To qualify for the semifinals the stadium must have a minimum of 60,000 spectators. Right now only three stadiums could host these appointments. These are the Metropolitan (68,456), the Benito Villamarín in Seville (60,721), and the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona (60,713). Nearby is the Estadio de la Cartuja (57,613) which may host the group stage matches that require a minimum of 40,000 spectators. Mestalla, San Mamés, RCD Stadium or Sánchez Pizjuan can opt for these venues.

In addition to this condition, the stadiums must meet the requirements to be rated as Category 4-star stadiums. These stadiums must be made available to FIFA one month before the start of the World Championship.

In addition, these venues must have the minimum necessary complementary infrastructures, such as having an outdoor area adjacent to the Stadium with enough space to install all the complementary TV and security services. Also have parking areas near the Stadium with a minimum capacity of 5,000 spaces for organization on match days.

The city must have 3 or 4 5-star hotels within 40 km of the venue, in addition to a passenger airport with ordinary activity at a maximum of 40 km from the venue, with a train station and a minimum of 4 sub-offices or service centers. training at a distance of fewer than 40km. Of course, it must have medical and hospital centers with maximum capacity and benefits close to the headquarters.


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