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August 27, 2010

Spain: La Liga, 2010-11 season – Stadia map.

Filed under: Football Stadia,Spain — admin @ 6:17 pm


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Note: to see my latest post on Spanish football, click on the following, category: Spain.

The 2010-11 season of La Liga begins on 28th August. Reigning champions are FC Barcelona. Copa del Rey [aka King's Cup] holders are Sevilla FC.

The map page features a photo of each club’s stadium; each club’s 2010-11 kits; each club’s major domestic titles; and the list of 2009-10 average attendances [domestic leagues] of the 20 clubs.

Thanks to the contributors to the pages at en.wikipedia.org and es.wikipedia.org. 2010-11 La Liga.
Primera División de España 2010/11.

Thanks to Bing.com/maps [Bird's Eye view] (link goes to Barcelona/Camp Nou photo), Thanks to futbolmania.wordpress.com (Deportivo La Coruña / Riazor photo).

Thanks to gijondesdeelaire.com(Sporting Gijón / El Molinón photo). Thanks to webdelracing.com [translated] (Racing Santander / El Sardinero photo).

Thanks to MiAthletic.com [translated] (Athletic [Bilbao] / San Mames photo)]. Thanks to estadioanoeta.com (Real Sociedad / Anoeta photo).

Thanks to www.ticket4football.com (Osasuna / Reyna de Navarra photo). Thanks to frikfootball at Flickr.com Zaragoza / La Romareda photo).

Thanks to the comprehensive Spanish football database, BD Futbol.com, www.bdfutbol.com (Espanyol / Estadi Cornelia-El Prat, Mallorca / ONO Estadi and Villarreal / El Madrigal photos).

Thanks to EA UK Community, forums.electronicarts.co.uk (Valencia / Mestalla photo). Thanks to the XV Mediterannean Games [2005] site (Almería / Estadio del Mediterráneo photo). Thanks to losbuquerones.com (Málaga / La Rosaleda [aka the Rose Garden] photo).

Thanks to MagicKiko at www.cochonero.com (Atlético Madrid / Estadio Vicente Calderón photo). Thanks to webrealmadrid.com (Real Madrid / Estadio Santiago Bernebéu photo) [this page is cool because it shows the 5 earlier crests of Real Madrid].

August 21, 2010

France: Ligue 1, 2010-11 season – Stadia map.

Filed under: Football Stadia,France — admin @ 4:22 pm

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Ligue 1 2010-11 Stadia map



Note: to see my latest map-&-post of Ligue Un, click on the following: category: France.

Thanks to http;//demeraux.jerome.pagesperso-orange.fr/ [collection of post cards of stadiums/France] (Lille/Stadium Lille-Métropole {last photo, under Stadium Villeneuve d’Ascq}). Thanks to Ticket4Footbal.com ( photo). *Here is a photo of Valenciennes new stadium under construction (ImageShack.us). Thanks to www.mordue.dsl.pipex.com (Lens/Stade Félix Bollaert photo).
Thanks to bouygues.com (PSG/Parc des Princes photo…here in full, city-wide view [which includes Eiffel Tower]).
Thanks to EU Foci site (franciafoci.eufoci.hu), (Nancy/Stade Marcel Picot photo).
Thanks to www.auxerre.com (Auxerre/Stade Abbé-Deschamps photo).
Thanks to TousLesStades.fr (FC Sochaux/Stade Auguste Bonal photo).

Thanks to the contributors at SkyscraperCity.com/thread: Euro 2016 venues, France. [Thread includes Rennes/Route de Lorient photo; and Toulouse/Stade Municipal photo].
Thanks to Ticket4Football.com (Montpelier/Stade de la Mosson photo).
Thanks to ACA-Supporter site (Arles-Avignon/Parc des Sports photo).
Thanks to Dkhgdnh at en.wikipedia.org/Olympique de Marseille/Stade Velodrome.
Thanks to Big Soccer.com/forum, (Monaco/Stade Louis II photo).
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Thanks to European football Statistics site, E-F-S attendances.

Thanks to Demis of the Netherlands, for the base map, Demis Products: Web Map Server.

August 15, 2010

Germany: Bundesliga, 2010-11 – Stadia map.

Filed under: Football Stadia,Germany — admin @ 3:05 pm

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Please note:
My latest Bundesliga map-&-post can be found here, category: Germany.]

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Thanks to the contributors to the pages at en.wikipedia.org, 2010-11 Fussball-Bundesliga page.
(Bayern Munuch/Allianz Arena photo).
Thanks to www.webbaviation.de (FC St. Pauli/Millerntor-Stadion photo).
Thanks to Bing.com/maps {Hamburg SV/Imtech Arena bird’s eye view}.
Thanks to www.dajeroma.com {Werder Bremen/Weserstadion photo).
Thanks to www.falconcrest.com Airphotographien (Hannover 96/AWD-Arena photo).Thanks to www.wolfsburg-ag.com (Wolfsburg/Volkswagen Arena photo).
Thanks to www.arenapark.gelsenkirchen.de (Schalke 04/Veltins-Arena photo). Thanks to Spain Ticket Bureau.com (Dortmund/Signal Iduna Park photo).
Thanks to Pawel 19-87 at SkyScraperCity.com thread ‘Mönchengladbach – Borussia Park‘. Thanks to Der Spiegel.com/Confederaion Cup stadiums (Köln/RheinEnergie Stadion photo). Thanks to www.scpreussen-muenster.de (Bayer Leverkusen/BayArena photo).
Thanks to Stadi del Mundo blog (Mainz/Stadion am Bruchweg photo). Thanks to www.wallmueller.de (Kaiserslautern/Fritz-Walter Stadion photo). Thanks to www.motor-talk.de (Hoffenheim/Rhein-Neckar-Arena photo).
Thanks to badenova.de (Freiburg/badenova-Stadion photo).

Thanks to ESPN Soccernet, 2009-10 Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga attendances, Bundesliga attendances 2009-10.

Thanks to Demis, at Demis Products, Demis Web Map Server.

August 9, 2010

England: Premier League, 2010-11 – Stadia map.

Note: to see my latest map-&-post of the Premier League, click on the following, category: Eng>Premier League (Eng. 1st division).




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Thanks to Historical Football Kits site, for the kit illustrations.
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Thanks to Blackpool Today/South Stand progress {gallery}. Blackpool Today – Pool Passion mini-site. Thanks to Fussball Tempel site [Football temples of the world] (Blackburn/Ewood Park photo).

Thanks to Wigan Athletic.co.uk/The DW Stadium. Thanks to Helibott aerial photography (Bolton/Reebok Stadium photo).

Thanks to ManUtdPics.com , (Manchester United/Old Trafford photo). Thanks to The Sun.co.uk (Manchester City/Eastlands photo).

Thanks to EFC Rule.com (Everton/Goodison Park photo). Thanks to FanZone.co.uk (Liverpool/Anfield photo).

Thanks to www.expressandstar.com (Wolves/Molineux photo). Thanks to Ticket4Football.com (West Brom/Hawthorns photo). Thanks to Football Pictures.net (Aston Villa/Villa Park photo).

Thanks to WSP Group.com (Newcastle/St. James’ Park photo). Thanks to Bing.com/maps – Bird’s Eye view (Sunderland AFC/Stadium of Light bird’s eye view, here}).

Thanks to the Daily Mail.co.uk (Spurs/White Hart Lane photo) ;
(Arsenal/Emirates stadium photo).

Thanks to Fussball Tempel.net (West Ham/Boleyn Ground photo).

Thanks to Eco Compact City.org (Chelsea/Stamford Bridge photo)). Thanks to Bing.com/Bird’s Eye (Fulham/Craven Cottage bird’s-eye satellite view).
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Thanks to Mike Avery’s Non-League Football site, for attendance figures

August 4, 2010

England: The Football League Championship, 2010-11 season – attendance map, with average attendances and percent capacities (from 2009-10).


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From The Two Unfortunates site,
Previews of League Championship clubs
{Part 1 – Barnsley through Leicester City}
{Part 2 – Middlesbrough through Watford}

You can find each club’s 2009-10 percentage capacity on the far right of the chart on the map page. The figures are hard to pin down, because a stadium’s total seat-capacity is always going to be slightly larger than the stadium’s capacity for a Football League Championship match, because rows or columns of seats are left empty, in order to separate home and away fans The same procedure, of course, also applies in the Premier League [as well as in Football Leagues One and Two, but there are rarely sell-outs in the two lower leagues of the Football League]. I used the Football Grounds Guide.com for stadium capacity figures {www.footballgroundsguide.com}.
I like percentage capacity because it sort of provides a bit of a picture…it’s one thing to say that a club draws 17,308 per game, but to also say that that club is playing to just a 53.3% capacity, well that sounds like the club has real problems. I’m talking about you, Coventry City…who own the worst 2009-10 percentage capacity figure for clubs in the League Championship this season. How does a relatively big club like Coventry City manage such a dismal capacity rate? 1. Prolonged stay in the 2nd Level without a reasonable hope of promotion. 2. Lackluster play and a manager on his way out. 3. A charmless stadium built outside the city center and in the middle of nowhere. 4. The generally poor economy.

The fact that the Championship is the 2nd Level of English football means that the clubs’ percentage capacity numbers will be, almost by definition, sort of low…more in the high 50% to low 70% range, for a majority of the clubs. That’s because usually most of the supporters of the lion’s share of clubs in the Championship believe their club to be worthy of the Premier League, and when they are not in the top flight, or do not seem to be progressing towards that goal, attendances go down. And the Championship clubs that had the ultimately most successful seasons the previous year are now in the top flight (certainly in 2 of the 3 cases of the promoted clubs each season). So high capacity-percentage clubs in the Championship are very often just-relegated clubs from the Premier League, and just-promoted clubs from the Football League One, In other words, a club that had never been in the Premier League and that only stays a season or two there before relegation back to the Championship (like both Burnley and Hull City); and conversely, a club with a devoted fan base that was immediately promoted back from the 3rd Level (like Norwich City). Another instance of a healthy percentage-capacity number would be a small club with a small stadium, punching above their weight in a division few thought they could survive in… like both Doncaster Rovers and Scunthorpe United, but actually, both these clubs were not in the top half of the percentage-capacity ranking…a better example would be Colchester United, who in one of their two seasons of second division football, in 2007-08, played to 87.2% capacity in their tiny, former ground, Layer Road. Another example of a high percentage-capacity club in the second tier is one that basically has excellent and virtually unwavering fan support, even if the club did not fare so well the previous season. Sheffield United and Ipswich Town have been in this category in recent seasons, but the best example of this from last season is Derby County, who had the second-best average attendance at 29,230 per game last season, even though they were pretty bad. [The best-drawing club in the Championship last season was, of course, Newcastle United, who drew 43,388 per game in their promotion-winning campaign.] That Derby County average attendance figure translates to a solid 87% capacity last season, even though the Rams won less than a third of their matches and finished in 14th place.

3 of the clubs mentioned above, Norwich, Hull, and Burnley, had percentage-capacity figures of over 90% last season. But you just know that lots and lots of those people who attended matches at Burnley’s Turf Moor last season did it believing that it could very well be the only season in their lifetimes that they could see Burnley play in the Premier League. After all, Burnley were drawing in the 11,000 to 13,000 per game range for over a decade before their shock promotion season of 2008-09. The crowds at Burnley will probably dwindle unless they remain competitive and mount another promotion campaign.

Hull is very different, because as they climbed the league pyramid from 2004 to 2008, their average crowds rose in tandem. It’s astounding to realize that in 2003-04, Hull City drew 16,847 in the fourth division (which was called the Nationwide Division Three). So I am sure that Hull will keep more of their paying customers this season than does Burnley. The other relegated club, Portsmouth, I am not sure what to expect. Pompey (and their supporters, including old Bill, here) had the season-from-hell in 2009-10 [FA Cup run notwithstanding], but Portsmouth still played to a respectable 88.4% capacity. Maybe some of those Pompey fans were attending games last winter and spring thinking they better go now because there might not be a next time, what with the real threat of Portsmouth being wound up early in 2010. Well, Portsmouth dodged that HMRC bullet, and they’re still around. I can see Portsmouth getting simillar-sized, 18,000 per game crowds this season. But really, who knows. They may end up unable to field a competitive squad. Administrator Andonikou says the club can’t pay above 10,000 pounds per week for players {see this (specifically the last sentance in the article), by Neil Allen, from the News (portsmouth.co.uk), from 4 August, 2010, ‘Recruitment drive begins despite uncertain future‘.). Pompey may end up being unable to field a competitive squad. If this happens, I fear plummeting crowds, and another relegation for Portsmouth.
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Thanks to the contributors at en.wikipedia.org, 2010-11 Football League Championship.
Thanks to Mike Avery’s site at http://www.mikeavery.co.uk.
Thanks to The Football Ground Guide (for capacities of grounds), http://www.footballgroundguide.co.uk

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