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Santander – Estadio El Sardinero

I can’t help but feel that Real Racing Club de Santander’s Estadio El Sardinero has been getting away with for too long. You see whenever this slightly stodgy, but functional stadium is photographed from the air, it can’t help but look spectacular. Alas, it has nothing to do with the formulaic 1980’s architecture. No, it’s 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 Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Burgos – El Plantío

It is probably easier to talk about the senior teams in Burgos in three distinct phases. The first club is the original Burgos Club de Fútbol, founded in 1936 as Gimnástica Burgalesa Club de Fútbol, they played 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, June 15th, 2011

Aranda de Duero – Estadio El Montecillo

The town of Aranda de Duero has witnessed several attempts at establishing a successful senior team. The closest any club has come until recently was Sociedad Gimnástica Arandina, although the one season (1980-81) 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 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...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, March 27th, 2011

León – Estadio Reino de León

On 20 May 2001, after two and a half years stuck out on the southern ring road at Estadio Puente Castro, Cultural Leonesa returned to the centre of the city and the newly built Estadio Antonio Amilivia. They played More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Ponferrada – El Toralin

Spain experienced a mini boom in stadium design & build for a decade from the mid-nineties and the municipality of Ponferrada joined in the fun in 1999, when they decided to build a sports complex a mile or 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...