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Gandia – Estadio Guillermo Olagüe

 I visited Gandia back in 2007 and was up to my usual touristy thing – Visit to the town’s excellent midweek market, pick up some food for lunch, then head to the beach… via the football stadium. Even by my contrived standards, getting ‘lost’ next to the Estadio Guillermo Olagüe was quite some feat and one that I still More...

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By Chris Clements On Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Ontinyent – Estadio Municipal El Clariano

For every Real Madrid or FC Barcelona there are one hundred clubs like Ontinyent Club de Fútbol. They are consigned to spend the majority of their time in the semi-professional third and fourth tiers, holding on More...

By Chris Clements On Monday, November 7th, 2011

Alzira – Estadio Luis Suñer Picó

The town of Alzira lies 25 miles south of Valencia and despite UD Alzira being the sworn enemy of the wondrous Olimpic de Xátiva, I really like the town and I have a soft spot the club. UD Alzira is the third More...

By Chris Clements On Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Castellón de la Plana – Nou Estadi Castalia

In recent times, Club Deportivo Castellón has been forced to live in the shadow of Villarreal CF. If the fans of this historic club didn’t think matters could get much worse, they didn’t count on demotion More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, August 19th, 2011

Villa-real – Ciudad Deportiva Villarreal

Until the arrival of club president Fernando Roig, Villarreal Club de Futbol was a small concern. In fact it did not have an official reserve side until 1999. Up to that point, various local clubs had acted as unofficial More...

By Chris Clements On Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Torrent – Estadio San Gregorio

The whole circumstances surrounding Huracán Valencia Club de Fútbol’s elevation to the third tier of Spanish Football was a little peculiar. You see the team was formed in May 2011 with the purpose of More...

By Chris Clements On Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Valencia – Ciudad Deportiva de Paterna

After the end of the Civil War, many of the elite clubs in Spain faced a similar problem with their playing staff. Those first team players who had avoided injury were getting on, and there was also a dearth of More...

By Chris Clements On Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Aerial Photographs – Valencian Community

I feel that I’ve been neglecting my duties. When was the last time I served up some aerial photos? Here is the latest installment featuring stadiums from the region of Valencia. First up is the largest and More...

By Chris Clements On Friday, June 10th, 2011

Xàtiva – Campo de Fútbol La Murta

Xàtiva is a fantastic provincial town on the slopes of the Mont Bernisa, around 40 miles south of Valencia. Its major claim to fame is not regrettably the local team, Club Deportivo Olímpic de Xàtiva, but the More...

By Chris Clements On Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Vila-real – El Madrigal – Estadio de la Ceramica

On the coastal plain close to Castellón de la Plana, around five miles inland from the Mediterranean Sea, lies a stadium so conspicuously larger than any of its surroundings it resembles a grounded oil tanker, More...