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Vigo – Estadio Balaidos

If you were ever searching for concrete proof of Spain’s diverse cultural mix, then travel to Vigo on its north-western Atlantic seaboard. More working class than the showy La Coruña or saintly Santiago de Compostela, this tough industrial city is home to Workd’s largest fishing port and lies just 20 miles north of Portugal. It is also More...

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By Chris Clements On Friday, July 29th, 2011

Vigo – O Vao

If there is a more idyllic location to watch football in Spain than Coruxo FC’s O Vao ground, then I’ve yet to encounter it. Admittedly, it can be a bit bracing when a Force 9 blows in off the Atlantic More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Aerial Photographs – Galicia

Isn’t it about time you had some more aerial fotos? Enter stage right Galicia, who for the first time in over 20 years wont have a club in La Primera next season. Add to that the plight of Pontevedra & Racing More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Pontevedra – Estadio Municipal de Pasarón

Back in 2005, Pontevedra Municipal Council decided to redevelop the ageing stadium that stood just north of the Río Lérez. Given that the resident club Pontevedra Club de Fútbol had just won promotion to La Segunda, More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Lugo – Estadio Anxo Carro

Club Deportivo Lugo has always played second or even third fiddle, when the footballing rations have been dealt out in Galicia. Deportivo La Coruña and Celta Vigo are the region’s big-wigs, and from time More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Ferrol – A Malata

After 72 years in the centre of town at the Campo Infernino, Racing Club de Ferrol moved a mile north west to the edge of the Ria de Ferrol, where the municipality had built A Malata. This ever expanding sports More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, February 28th, 2011

Ferrol – Estadio Manuel Rivera

As the crow flies, Racing Club de Ferrol’s A Malata stadium lies 10 miles north east of the Estadio de Riazor, across the Ria de Betanzos. Racing is however, light years away from Deportivo La Coruña, and you More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Abegonda (La Coruña) – Campo El Mundo del Fútbol

El Mundo del Fútbol is the training academy of Galicia’s leading football club Real Club Deportivo La Coruña. Situated 12 miles south east of La Coruña near the small town of Abegonda, the facility consists More...

By Chris Clements On Saturday, February 26th, 2011

La Coruña – Elviña Grande

CF Montañeros completed a remarkable transformation from the Mountaineering Association of the Sacred Heart, a youth scout organisation formed in 1968, to a team that held its own in the third level of Spanish More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, February 25th, 2011

Santiago de Compostela – San Lazaro

Santiago de Compostela is the ecclesiastical centre of Spain and has been a university city since the sixteenth century. At the turn of the twentieth century it boasted a population of 25,000, so it is surprising More...