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Barcelona – Mini Estadi

The history of the reserve teams of FC Barcelona is a tangled affair, with stories of mergers, fans alliances and teams going their separate ways, before the current structure was established in 1970 when FC Barcelona B, or Barcelona Atlético as it was then known, was formed. The Mini Estadi – The Camp Nou’s Mini Me. but how much longer? The More...

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By Chris Clements On Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Oviedo – Estadio Carlos Tartiere (2000- )

There have been many examples in the past couple of decades, of a club’s move to a new stadium bringing about an upturn in its fortunes.  More often than not, the more comfortable surroundings and improved income More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, November 14th, 2011

Córdoba – Estadio Nuevo Arcángel

Through the ages, the city of Córdoba has had its fair share of ups and downs. Roman and Islamic occupation saw the city’s stature grow, so much so that by 1000AD it was the largest city in the world with More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, August 19th, 2011

Soria – Estadio Nuevo Los Pajaritos

In the far east of the Region of Castile-León lies Soria, one of Spain’s smallest and it has to be said, sleepiest provincial capitals. The town’s senior team, Club Deportivo Numancia de Soria, takes More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, August 19th, 2011

Almeria – Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos

At the start of the millennium, Almeria won the right to host the 2005 Mediterranean Games. This meant the development of a new stadium, much closer to the city centre than the existing Estadio Juan Rojas, which 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 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 29th, 2011

Tarragona – Nou Estadi de Tarragona

Club Gimnàstic de Tarragona, or Nàstic as they like to be known, can trace its roots back to 1886, when as the name suggests, a gymnastics club was formed for the middle classes in Tarragona. Other sports such More...

By Chris Clements On Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Zaragoza – La Romareda

As you cross the Rio Ebro and head south along the wide avenidas towards its centre, the city of Zaragoza treats you to some magnificent sites. Its graceful fusion of Moorish, medieval and more recent styles of More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Valladolid – Estadio Nuevo José Zorrilla

In the late 1970’s Gonzalo Alonso was president of Real Valladolid and he had an eye for an opportunity. With his beloved club on the verge of returning to La Primera after a sixteen year absence and the More...