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Madrid – Estadio Metropolitano

How can I say this politely? Well, it’s like this… Atlético Madrid has played around a bit. There you go, I’ve said it. You see, between its formation in 1903 and moving to their present home in October 1966, Atléti changed venues on ten occasions. Sometimes they played in the the east of Madrid, sometimes to the west, and occasionally More...

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By Chris Clements On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Barakaldo – Lasesarre (1922-2000)

Where there is muck there is brass. Throw in rapid industrial expansion and there’s a good chance that a decent football team will emerge. The Basque town of Barakaldo had all of these ingredients at the turn More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, September 12th, 2011

Oviedo – Estadio Carlos Tartiere (1932 – 2000)

The story of Real Oviedo is one that has more ups and downs that the countryside that surrounds the capital of Asturias. To start with let’s look at their fantastic Estadio Carlos Tartiere. No, not the current More...

By Chris Clements On Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Aerial Photographs – Forever Lost

Would you care for a journey in my metaphorical time machine? No? Well stick it then! You’ll just have to make do with these fabulous old photos of stadiums that sadly, are no more. First up is a club and More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, August 19th, 2011

Huelva – Estadio Colombino

Huelva has a very special place in the history of Spanish Football. For this dusty industrial port close to the south west border with Portugal, saw the birth of the modern game in a country that now dominates the More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Logroño – Campo de Futbol de Las Gaunas

One look around the old Campo de Futbol de Las Gaunas and you could practically chart the progress of the then resident club, CD Logroñés. Such was the haphazard development of the ground, that a total of 6 covers More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Santander – Campos de Sport de El Sardinero (1913-1988)

Isn’t it a shame that there are few, if any, examples remaining of stadiums from the first half of the twentieth century? Sure there are old stadiums that have been regenerated, refurbished and rebuilt, but are More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Bilbao – San Mamés (1913)

Is there a club more inextricably linked to its region than FC Barcelona? Well, the answer is an emphatic yes. Travel to Vizcaya and you will see that potent symbol of Basque pride, Athletic Club de Bilbao doubling More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Palma – Estadio Lluís Sitjar

To the casual follower of Spanish football, Real Club Deportivo Mallorca has been a permanent fixture in the top division. However, Mallorca’s success has been a recent phenomenon as prior to 1990 the club More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Valladolid – Estadio José Zorrilla

The Estadio José Zorrilla was home to Real Valladolid from 1940 to 1982 and so fond was the club and the municipality of the name, that they decided to call their new stadium Estadio Nuevo José Zorrilla, but just More...