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Guadalajara – Estadio Pedro Escartin

I know of two clubs called Club Deportivo Guadalajara. The first happens to be one of the biggest clubs in Mexico and has 11 league titles to its name, and then there is this one. Formed on 10 January 1947 and tucked away in the sleepy province of Guadalajara in northern Castile-La Mancha, they achieved very little for the first 60 years of its existence, More...

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By Chris Clements On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Villarrobledo – Campo Nuestra Señora de la Caridad

Any stadium that has the unofficial title of Wolf Ravine (Barranco del Lobo) has immediately won me over. When you learn that the official name is magnificently grandiose (Campo Nuestra Señora de la Caridad or More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Socuéllamos – Estadio Paquito Jiménez

I really want Socuéllamos to be the sort of town where you could find a Charles Bronson-type character, just sat playing his harmonica as you arrive at the railway station. In reality it is just another small town More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Talavera de la Reina – El Prado

Let’s be frank, the phrase “Top flight football club from Castile-La Mancha” is rarely used. With the notable exception of Albacete Balompié’s forays into La Primera, clubs from this historic region tend More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, November 7th, 2011

Manzanares – Campo Municipal de José Camacho

Not too many people from outside of the Region of Castilla-La Mancha have heard of Manzanares Club de Fútbol, but as you know from earlier posts, that doesn’t stop this site from spreading the word. I’m More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, October 31st, 2011

Puertollano – Nuevo Estadio Municipal Ciudad de Puertollano

The Estadio Municipal Ciudad de Puertollano is impressive stadium, which opened in November 2010. It is built on the site of their former Estadio del Cerru, which occupied the site from 1948 to 1988. Despite the More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Aerial Photos – Castile-La Mancha

Teams from Castile-La Mancha have rarely reached the top flight in Spain, so let me turn the spotlight on the stadiums from this large region. First up we have a picture of El Prado, the home of Talavera CF until More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Albacete – Estadio Carlos Belmonte

Over the years, the historic region of La Mancha has been portrayed as a barren wilderness, somewhere you pass through on the way to the south of Spain. “Not fair” I cry, for in this region and possibly More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, July 1st, 2011

Toledo – Estadio Salto del Caballo

Toledo is a city that has been steeped in history from Roman times, but little of any consequence has been the product of its football clubs. 50 miles south of Madrid, football came to the capital of Castile-La More...

By Chris Clements On Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Almansa – Polideportivo Municipal de Almansa

You can’t avoid it. Everywhere you go in Almansa it’s there, staring down at you, dominating practically every view. Even when Unión Deportiva Almansa was founded, it was included in the club’s More...