Tuesday 2 August 2011

SC Condor; Hamburg, Germany

SC Condor compete in the Oberliga Hamburg, which is the fifth level of the German pyramid. I have not seen a game here, but visited the ground in November 2010.

As you approach the ground there is this club building, the pitch is beyond it.

A Club noticeboard.

The ground is straight ahead, over this path.

Coming into the ground the pitch is straight ahead.

To the right, as we walk in, is a modern changing room block.

In the other direction, which is the way we will walk round, it is very open. This is not the type of foreign ground I really like, being one without any stands, & with a running track, to keep you a fair way from the action. Set back, on the left, appears to be a beer &/or food area.

There is hard standing behind the track, around the ground, the track perimeter simply railed off. Here we see the back of the dugouts.

By them, as you xan see on the bottom right, are a couple of steps of open terrace.

Here we see the home dugout, from the front, and a better look at the terracing.

Moving on past the dugouts, the steps continue up to the end of the track.

Walking over the track, we have corner flag shot of the snow covered pitch.

Nice personalised corner flags.

From here we look back along the main side.

The same side, but by the pitch rail.

The hard standing crurves round the goal, behind the track.

As always with these multi-sport venues, the goal at this end is a long way away, from beind the barrier.

Moving on we now head to the next bend, toward the next open side, but much narrower than the first one.

Again open hard standing behind the rail, alongside the track.

A low brick wall could 'double up' as some 'bench seating'.

Across the halfway line, toward the club buildings.

As we stroll onwards, the hardstanding widens, as there is a long jump area.

The curve at the far end.

The same brick style paved hard standing, with other pitch areas, to the left, behind this end.

Like the first end we saw, a long way back, behind this goal too.

There is a second pitch here, behind the last corner of the main one.

A couple of park benches at this end, to rest on.

A club board in this corner.

A 'long distance' corner flag shot.

Now back on the main side, from this end of it we can see the steps of terrace actually run all the way down the length of it.

Almost back at the club buildings, with a few benches. While not my type of ground, personally, you can imagine it is quite pleasant on a warmer early or late season matchday.

Don't forget to clean your boots!

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