Thursday 24 November 2011

FK Teplice II; Czech Republic

FK Teplice second team play in a separate secondary stadium immediately behind the main First Team one. I am not entirely sure if this is the right ground for the B side, but am pretty sure they must play some games here. They currently play in one of the five regional fourth divisions in Czech football-in the B division. They are currently the only reserve side in the 16 team division.

Walking behind on the main stadium stands I came to this corner of the second ground. There is no spectator access behins this goal, though you could watch a match through the fencing above.

To the right there is this open terracing down the entire length. You can see the end of the main stadium, to the right. These fans are walking along here to to another part of the main ground.

Here we have a better view of the 'dead' end. And you can see the fencing above it clearly, where you could look down onto a game.

From behind the goal we see the main stadium adjacent.

Turning the other way there is some terracing down the other side too, with a sports hall back behind that.

This is the terracing down the other side.

Dugouts at the front, from on the pitch.

And the back of them, from the terrace.

The sportshall, past the car parking area.

Directly across the halfway line.

Turning to glance along the terrace we've just walked along.

Notice how the terrace slopes down in shallow steps, toward the corner.

Now we are at the corner.

Behind the goal there is open hard standing, making this a three sided ground.

Continuing toward the goal.

Behind the net, big ground as backdrop.

Now we have a full length shot of the open terrace on the main stadium side.

Our last snap of the small venue, time to get to the main ground.

Wednesday 23 November 2011

TJ Hvezda Trnovany; Teplice, Czech Republic

TJ Hvezda Trnovany are a Czech non-league side, from Teplice. I found their ground having seen one marked on a map when I was there in October 2011, & this is the club I stumbled across. They play in the local regional leagues, and their current division is in the seventh level of the Czech football pyramid.

It is a very basic open ground, this path leads down to it, ground on the left, club building straight ahead, in the centre of the photo.

Through this gap we see the pitch, the goal to our left.

These gates are from the other end of the ground, the club buildings are ahead of us here.

As we come to the ground, from the open blue gates, there is a grass slope above the pitch, with this old concrete hard standing above it.

Looking down to the pitch there appears to be a very old, overgrown track around it, and remains of old terracing beneath the slope.

As you can just see here.

To our left the main club building is set up above the pitch, and the patio forms a high open standing area.

Here we look directly at the club building.

Steps at the front lead down to the pitch and the dugouts.

Beyond the 'standing balcony' it is totally overgrown.

The fencing around the track continues behing the goal, but I didn't venture round there.

Looking down to the dugouts, a junior training session in progress.

The steps up to the changing rooms from the pitch, club emblem proudly on the front of the building.

The visitors dugout.

And the home one.

Another view of the main building, from down on the old track.

This is the view down the far touchline. There are no spectator facilities whatsover on thsi side, nor behind either goal.

Looking back over the pitch, to the main side.

Turning to walk back to the main side, the old fencing is clearly seen on the old overgrown bends behind the disused track.

Triangular style 'D' in the corner.

The main side, through the goalposts.

And directly up the pitch.

Here we are back at the grass slope where we started.

Looking over the curve behind the goal, once more.

And from up on the concrete path, down the pitch.

A poor attempt at an 'arty' shot behind some bushes!

Time to leave, at the end where we came in, are these picnic style pub benches.

With this bar on the main road. I have no idea if it is run by the football club, or not. It was closed, as is our tour of this ground!