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Logroño – Estadio Nuevo Las Gaunas

This impressive stadium replaced the lovable, but rather rickety Campo de Futbol de Las Gaunas. When work originally started on the Estadio Nuevo Las Gaunas back in 1997, Club Deportivo Logroñés had just been relegated from La Primera, having spent nine of the previous ten seasons at the top level. The build was a tiresome affair with the municipality More...

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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 Friday, June 17th, 2011

San Sebastián de los Reyes – Estadio Nuevo Matapiñonera

This is the story of Unión Deportiva San Sebastián de los Reyes, but from here on in, we will refer to them as Sanse. The club was founded in 1971 and played their home matches at the original Estadio Municipal More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Sestao – Las Llanas

At the turn of the last century Bilbao and its satellite towns were essentially the blast furnace of the Iberian peninsula. Such was the concentration of heavy industry, that many companies and local elders actively More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Navalcarnero – Estadio Municipal Mariano González

Navalcarnero is a small town some 30 kilometres to the south west of Madrid. Nothing remarkable in that, but for the stadium aficionado (AKA geek), it has something rather special tucked away in its southern More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Amorebieta – Campo Urritxe

Football has been played on Urritxe since 1915, ten full years before Sociedad Deportiva Amorebieta was formed. Situated to the North East of the town, it remained a basic facility for much of the 20th century, with More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Santa Cruz de La Palma – Nuevo Silvestre Carrillo

The Nuevo Silvestre Carrillo is an extraordinary stadium that is carved into the side of a hill at the top of a steep valley. It is a remarkable achievement for such a small and remote club, but CD Mensajero More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, February 18th, 2011

San Sebastian – Zubieta

One of the unusual aspects of many European leagues is the presence of reserve teams from some of the bigger clubs playing in the lower divisions, rather than a separate competition. The Liga Segunda currently More...

By Chris Clements On Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Irun – Stadium Gal

Real Unión Club de Irún is one of the founder members of the Spanish League. Unfortunately for them, their golden era came in the decades immediately prior to the set up of the league and included four victories More...