Special stadiums in the world to visit (part 2)
Ottmar Hitzfeld Gspon Arena (Gspon, Switzerland)
Capacity: No official stats offered
Home of: FC Gspon
Why is it special? It is the highest place to play soccer in Europe
Why do you have to go there? It’s all concerning getting there. Guests will appreciate the idyllic Swiss mountain scenery as they travel to the “stadium” either by cable cars, cars, on foot.
Igralište Batarija is home to HNK Trogir
Its capacity: 1,000
Home of: HNK Trogir, Croatia
Why is it special? it’s situated between World Heritage sites recognized by UNESCO
Why do you have to go there? From time to time, you may hear footballers issuing a call to arms to show their home stadium into the fortress. Croatia’s HNK Trogir has gone one further step by situating their ground between two actual fifteenth-century fortresses. The tower of St. Marco is sited behind one goal, whereas Kamerlengo Castle is famous for being behind the other. In 2009, the club was fan-owned as well as being resigned from the Croatian Second Division South.
Svangaskarð – Toftir, Faroe Islands
Its capacity: 6,000 (statistically, the islands’ population is 1,000)
Home of: b68 Toftir
Why is it special? It’s situated slap-bang within the middle of blue lakes and green hills
Why do you have to go there? To pay homage to the underdog’s the spirit, whereas taking in some superb views. Svangaskarð was once home to the Faroe Islands national team, one in every of world football’s pluckiest minnows. Its greatest moment came in 1998, once the Islands hosted Malta during a qualifier for the WC (World Cup). A record crowd of over 6,500 – the Faroese population is barely 1,000 – bore witness to a sensational 2-1 victory for the home side. These days, the national team play at a pleasant new stadium in Tórsvøllur.