Any resident of A Coruña will profess his love for the home team.
The premier temple of the local civic religion.
The local football team El Deportivo, active in the first division of the Spanish Professional League until its decline in the 2012-2013 season (it had already dropped declined in 2010-2011 but regained its place in the top tier a year later), is like a religion in this city. On game nights, the fans form a human tide that floods the streets, either in the lively pubs that tune the encounter in any neighborhood, or in the area surrounding Riazor Stadium on Calle Manuel Murguia, where El Deportivo play their home matches. Inaugurated in 1944 and refurbished in 1995, it can accommodate 34,600 spectators. Three games of the 1982 World Cup took place here.