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Mancha Real – La Juventud

The majority of football fans in the North East of Andalcia were glad to see the back of the 2015-16 season. Local Big-wigs, Real Jaén were beset with financial problems that brought into question their very existence, whilst Linares Deportivo fought a season-long relegation battle, only staying in Segunda B following victory in the Relegation Play-offs. More...

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By Chris Clements On Friday, January 24th, 2014

Jaén – Nuevo Estadio de la Victoria

There are many examples of a club being lifted by a move to a new stadium. A new build can reinvigorate a club and the fresh surroundings can attract a wider fan base and generate more revenue. Then, every so often, More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Marbella – Estadio Municipal de Marbella

Marbella – Playground to the rich and home to Europe’s swankiest millionaires. A city where Bentley’s and Bugatti’s promenade with monotonous regularity, and where oligarchs moor their super yachts for More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Córdoba – Ciudad Deportiva Rafael Gómez / El Fontanar

Córdoba Club de Fútbol B has joined the growing number of La Liga clubs with a reserve outfit in Segunda B for the 2013-14 season. Formed in 1997, this will be Córdoba B’s first season in the third tier, More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Granada – Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes & Estadio Nuñez Blanca

Just how do you measure the health of a Spanish football club? A look at the balance sheet perhaps? Well such a glance is not for the faint-hearted, as intensive care is overflowing with critically ill clubs, who More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Sanlúcar de Barrameda – Estadio El Palmar

The historic city of Sanlúcar de Barrameda has over the centuries witnessed many ups and downs. From the highs of its base as a starting point for the exploration of the Americas and the rise of the House More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, January 6th, 2012

Huelva – Estadio Nuevo Colombino

 There is a pleasing symmetry to Recreativo Huelva’s move to the Estadio Nuevo Colombino. For their new stadium occupies the site of the former Gas Company’s playing fields, where in 1889 Recre played its first More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

El Ejido – Estadio Municipal de Santo Domingo

Organised football came late to El Ejido, which until the early 1970’s was a small village on the road to nowhere in particular. Then, thanks to a horticultural boom, El Ejido grew and became prosperous. It’s More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Linares – Estadio de Linarejos

Linares is an old mining town in the far north east of Andalucia, in the province of Jaen. The town struggled in the 1980’s & 90’s after the closure of the last of the mines and 1990 also saw the More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

La Roda – Campo Municipal de Deportes de La Roda

La Roda Club de Fútbol is the latest incarnation to hail from this small town 40 km north west of the regional capital, Albacete. Formed in 1996 as Sporting La Roda, it reached the Tercera in 2001 and remained More...