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Santa Cruz de La Palma – Estadio Virgen de Las Nieves

Santa Cruz de La Palma is a city on the edge. On the edge of Europe, on the edge of a rain forest and so far as its football stadiums are concerned, on the edge of reason. You may already be aware of CD Mesanjero’s outrageously located Nuevo Silvestre Carrillo. Well you will be delighted to learn that their perennial cross-city rivals SD Tenisca, More...

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By Chris Clements On Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – Anexo del Estadio de Gran Canaria

There can’t be too many club’s whose reserve side was founded before the First XI. However, thanks to a convoluted history of mergers and takeovers that seem to pepper Spanish club football, we have More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, July 20th, 2012

Arrecife – Ciudad Deportiva

It’s 1900 and the new-fangled craze of foot-ball is starting to take a grip on mainland Spain, but not in far-off Lanzarote. 25 years later and the islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Palma have established More...

By Chris Clements On Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Los Cristianos – Estadio Antonio Domínguez Alfonso

Back in 1933, a group of fishermen in the small village of Los Cristianos formed a football team. The team, Club Deportivo Marino, was one of the first to be founded in the south of the island of Tenerife and back More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, May 11th, 2012

Fuerteventura – Estadio Los Pozos

If you have ever visited the island of Fuerteventura, then there is every chance you have passed by the front door of the Estadio Los Pozos. Located on the road from the airport to the capital Puerto del Rosario, More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, October 31st, 2011

Vecindario – Estadio Municipal de Vecindario

The end of season play-off system has its detractors, viewed by many as a money-making exercise that often penalises the clubs who have shown the greatest consistency. On the other hand, it does offer the smaller More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – Estadio de Gran Canaria

The return after a 12 year absence of UD Las Palmas to La Primera in 2000, brought about much renewed hope and optimism. It also brought with it the development by the municipality of a new stadium to the south More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, June 17th, 2011

Aerial Photographs – Islas Canarias

That’s the Canary Islands to you and me and anybody who has visited them know just how seriously they take their football. I’ll claim impartiality when it comes to who I favour between UD Las Palmas More...

By Chris Clements On Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Santa Cruz de la Tenerife – Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez

Football has been played on the Canary Islands since the last decade of the 19th century, but the participation of its football clubs in any of the national championships was simply not practical until the introduction More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Santa Cruz de La Palma – Nuevo Silvestre Carrillo

The Nuevo Silvestre Carrillo is an extraordinary stadium that is carved into the side of a hill at the top of a steep valley. It is a remarkable achievement for such a small and remote club, but CD Mensajero More...