Saturday 7 November 2009

SK Hostivar; Prague, Czech Republic

SK Hostivar are in the third division level of the Prague leagues, which is on the seventh rung of the Czech pyramid.
This was a very basic ground, with the benches in the local hockey ground next to it actually being of more interest.

This is the entrance to the bar, which is along the side, and the buildings run down the length of the pitch.

It's railed off all the way down, this is from the far corner, where some new buildings are currently being constructed.

Going back a little, this is the way into the changing rooms, from the pitch.

Back at the far end, where we came in, there's a bit of grass banking, for raised viewing, and it's railed off.

Down the far side it's completely open, with just the dugouts.

Here we are, back at the other end. Railed off with the hockey club to our immediate left.

This is the sign for HC Hostivar.

And here is their bleacher style seating, which backs onto the football pitch.

From here we look over to the hockey dugouts and scoreboard.

The same structure, but from the other side.

Back in the football ground, the other side of goal.

With a scoreboard in the corner.

Friday 6 November 2009

SK Dolni Mecholupy; Prague,Czech Republic

Dolni Mecholupy are in one of the second divisions of the Prague area league; which is the sixth level of the Czech footballing pyramid.

This was a ground that reeked of decay, but intertwined with a 'tdiy pride' about the place, if that's not a contradiction!

It was signposted from the main road.

This is the start of the club buildings behind the goal.

Here is the full view of the changing room and bar buildings.

You can see a scoreboard up on the building, above the changing rooms.

From behind the goal we look down the railed off far side, where the dugouts are.

Just railed off, no hard standing here.

From this side we look back to the buildings.

Here we are at the dugouts, on the halfway line.

Past the second dugout it is railed off once more.

As it is behind the far goal.

Though it is a bit more overgrown.

From behind the goal we see a small stand along the side.

There are also a few benches behind the railings.

But when we reach the goodness! How run down is that?

But the graffiti is club orientated at least!

This is the view from inside it towards the main end.

Down the rest of this side it is railed off, with a few more benches.

From the corner where we came into the ground, it doesn't look so bad from a distance!

Thursday 5 November 2009

SK Viktoria Sterboholy; Prague, Czech Republic

Viktoria Sterboholy play in one of the third divisions of the Prague area league; which is the seventh level of the Czech pyramid.

It's avery basic set up, consisting of two pitches, one grass & the other an all-weather surface.

Just outside the entrance is the club bar.

This is the grass pitch, the buildings have this overhang, with a couple of benches underneath. The closest we get to a stand!

All down this side is the smart small brick hard standing, behing the railing, with benches spread out along this side.

Here we are at the corner. There is nothing behind either goal.

The dugouts are down the other side.

Narrow hard standing, behind a rail. you can see the fenced in all-weather pitch behind, up above.

Here we look down the grass pitch, dugout side.

A similar shot, but a bit higher up.

In this corner these steps lead up to the second pitch.

It is only railed off, and has some hard standing, down the dugout side.

Here is a look directly down this side.

And finally across this pitch, nothing at all on the other sides.

Wednesday 4 November 2009

TJ Sokol Dolni Pocernice; Prague, Czech Republic

Sokol Dolni Pocernice play in the second division level of the Prague leagues, which is the sixth level of the Czech pyramid.

This ground was a pleasant surprise, it has two pitches, but both were grass. and both had half decent spectator facilities.

This is the main club buildings, from out on the road. They look very new, though not being a builder myself I am not sure if it a new construction, or a renovation.

Here we see the building from inside. The actual entrance is just past the building, but I entered the ground through a gap in the dnece here, left open as there is buidling work going on in the tennis club next door.

Rather than head up to the main building we are going to head round the other way, in an anti-clockwise direction. Behind this goal it is railed off, but you clearly can't stand behind it, due to the proximity of the tennis club.

From behind the goal we look acorss to the main building, which we can see has a balcony along it.

Down this side we see the dugouts, and some sort of terracing behind them.

Here is a close up of one of the dugouts.

A nice stretch of shallow terracing, with a row of old benches at the back.

At the halfway line we look directly across the pitch.

Now behind the goal, we see there is hard standing which is behind both goals! Rather than go down here, we are going to continue straight along.

We now look over the second pitch, where we can see some sort of covered stand on the far side.

But down the side we're on it's hard standing and railed off, heading towards the dugouts.

Though there are also a few benches.

This is one of the dugouts.

It's open at the far end, not even railed off, with a rough training area behind it.

From this goal we look over to the covered stand.

down the side it's railed off again, with a path, that turns behind the stand.

It's rather run down, but at least it's still standing!

Just! some of the back panels have gone, and there's only the odd old bench in it.

With one or two more dumped at the other end.

Beyond the stand is more hard standing and railings.

Now we're back to the 'double end'.

And headed towards the main building at last.

In front of it is another row of benching, similar to those on the far side of this, I would guess, the main pitch.

This is the view across the pitch, from up on the first floor level balcony.

You can see how recent the work on the building is, as there are still workmen at the far end! That is the end where we started our tour from.

In the other direction we see over to the second pitch, to conclude our non-matchday visit here.