Posted in Cinemas, Cruise, Foreign Football Grounds, Spanish Football Grounds, Trips at 20:00 on 7 March 2017
Street in Avilés, cinema to right:-
The last above was just off a town square. On the opposite side of the square was a stadium, the Estadio Municipal Román Suárez Puerta, home of Real Avilés C F, now in the fourth tier of Spanish football but which has cahieved the dizzy heights of Tier 2 for a total of 13 seasons, but not since 1992, which was also the season they progressed their furthest ever in the Copa del Rey, Round 5:-
A sign on the stand’s gable end says El Quirinal which I thought at the time was the stadium’s name but is in fact the street’s:-
From (pedestrianised) square:-
Posted in Architecture, Cruise, Foreign Football Grounds, Modern Architecture, Spanish Football Grounds, Trips at 10:00 on 14 February 2017
Home of Athletic Club, commonly known as Athletic Bilbao.
Through coach windows hence blurry:-
Stadium with crane in foreground:-
Ría del Nervión O de Bilbao, Telefonica tower to left, San Mamés Stadium behind it:-
San Mamés Stadium:-
Edited to add:- I meant to say the stadium looks a bit like a spaceship has plonked itself down in the middle of the city.
You can find images of the San Mamés here.
Posted in Cruise, Foreign Football Grounds, French Football Grounds, Trips at 10:00 on 28 January 2017
Lorient Town Square, Theatre and Stadium. The stadium (rear of photo) is home to Lorient FC (see photos of the stadium here.) Lorient Theatre is to the right. If you squint you can just about see the fountain in my previous post by the right middle here.
Lorient FC is at present in France’s top division Ligue 1. But they’re not doing very well. They’re bottom as of 27/1/2017:-
Stadium from south southeast:-
Stadium from east southeast:-
Posted in Dutch Football Grounds, Foreign Football Grounds, Trips at 20:58 on 5 October 2014
On our first day in the Netherlands we went for a walk with my brother-in-law, his wife and their dog.
We stopped at a car park in Bakkeveen and I noticed this insignia on the building at the end of the road.
It is of course the logo of the Netherlands Football Association.
The sign said KNVB Voetbaldegen Bakkeveeen 2010. I couldn’t see inside the ground because the trees/shrubs around it were in full leaf. See here for a Google Maps view with barer trees.
The club seems to play in the Derde Klaas League; Subdivision Sunday North. (Judging by the results listed on this website they don’t appear to be very good.)
Apparently there are two local leagues in the Netherlands, a Saturday one and a Sunday one – and they don’t talk to each other.
On the way up Holland from the ferry we had passed a stylish looking stadium. The good lady snapped it from the car window on the way back down. This is Den Haag’s home ground, the Kyocera Stadion.
On the way to Maarssen I had seen Heerenveen’s floodlights from the motorway. Their ground looked modern and stylish from that distance.
On the Saturday we strolled to the nearest village to where we were staying, Opende, and I spotted this football game going on at the premises of MFC De Veste, the sports club there.
That’s a tidy wee ground.