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Pamplona – Estadio Mutilnova

I have sung the praises of Pamplona’s multi-sports clubs & their facilities on these pages before. Back in 2014, Agrupación San Juan came within a few minutes of completing a league campaign unbeaten. Their subsequent failure to navigate the play-offs may have taken the shine off their season, but there is no doubt that the facilities provided More...

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By Chris Clements On Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Pamplona – San Juan

What is your local sports centre like?  A couple of badminton courts, a five-a-side pitch and a gym full of complicated equipment? Maybe you’re lucky and there’s a swimming pool overlooked by a café? The More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Pamplona – Tajonar

South of Pamplona, just before the turning to the airport, you will find the Instalaciones Tajonar, CA Osasuna’s training complex and home to Osasuna B, one of Spanish Football’s most consistent reserve More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, October 14th, 2011

Tafalla – Estadio de San Francisco

The small town of Tafalla lies in the heart of Navarra, around 25 miles south of Pamplona. Founded in 1925, the senior team in the town is Peña Sport Fútbol Club, who until the late 1970’s spent the majority More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Pamplona – El Sadar

You may have learned from the earlier post that the directors at CA Osasuna decided in May 1965 that the Campo de San Juan had more potential as a piece of real estate than a redeveloped, modern stadium. So the More...

By Chris Clements On Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Tudela – Estadio Ciudad de Tudela

Tudela is the second largest city in Navarra, but with a population of just 35,000 it’s not so surprising that the senior club, Club Deportivo Tudelano, has returned relatively slim pickings. Formed in 1935 More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Pamplona – Campo de San Juan

Although the Region of Navarra is not formally part of Euskadi, try telling anybody associated with Club Atlético Osasuna that they are not Basque. Osasuna means “health” in Basque and rather conveniently, More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Estella-Lizarra – Estadio Merkatondoa

Club Deportivo Izarra hail from the western region of Navarra and the small town of Estella-Lizarra. Founded in 1924 as Izarra Beti Aurrera, the club’s purple-patch came in the 1990’s when it spent 8 More...