Madrid – Estadio Vicente del Bosque

by Chris Clements | Posted on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

For a stadium that bears the name of such a giant of the Spanish game, the Estadio Vicente del Bosque is somewhat slight in stature. Lets just say it’s a reflection of the man’s modest & humble presence off the pitch, rather than his outstanding achievements as a player and manager.

Reach for the Sky or stay humble? (Photo via estadiosdefutbol.com)

Situated in the Barrio del Pillar, the stand out feature when entering the enclosure is actually the looming presence of the Cuatro Torres Business Area, four skyscrapers that stand on the site of Real Madrid’s old Ciudad Deportiva These four towers dwarf practically everything in the north of Madrid and stand in stark contrast the low rise simplicity of this football ground. With a capacity for just 2,000 spectators, and no cover from Madrid’s seasonal extremes, this enclosure is 3 kilometres and a world away from del Bosque’s old stamping ground of the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. The only raised area is a 50 metre long terrace that stands atop of the  stadium’s changing facilities. The rest of the capacity is made up of hard standing on the southern and eastern sides.

Estadio Vicente del Bosque – Modest & grounded, like it’s namesake

The Estadio Vicente del Bosque will stage third tier football during the 2017-18 following the promotion of Agrupación Deportiva Unión Adarve. The club was founded in 1992 following the merger of Agrupación Deportiva y Cultural Adarve & Unión Deportiva Barrio del Pilar. Unión Adarve first reached the Tercera in 2007-08 season, but this ended in relegation. They returned to the Tercera in 2011-12 and have recorded top four finishes on four occasions, the last off which saw them earn promotion via the play-offs. We will add some more detail in the coming months, but in the meantime, here are some more pictures of Estadio Vicente del Bosque.

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