Sunday, 16 September 2018

NETHERLANDS: vv Hoogeveen (2012-)

Sportpark Nieuw Bentinckspark Noord, Hoogeveen (vv Hoogeveen)

Netherlands, province: Drenthe

16 IX 2018 / vv Hoogeveen - Sportclub Silvolde 2-1 / Zondag Hoofdklasse A (= NL level 5)

Note 1: vv Hoogeveen played their games at Sportpark Bentinckspark Oost between 1969 and 2011. In 2011/2012, the sports facilities at Bentinckspark underwent thorough refurbishment, involving the creation of two - identical! - new stadiums for vv Hoogeveen and their Saturday league neighbours HZVV (Sportpark Nieuw Bentinckspark Zuid) on the former premises of vv Hoogeveen; HZVV's old Sportpark Bentinckspark West was removed to make way for housing in 2012.

Note 2: pictures 1-3 date back to a non-matchday visit in July 2017.


















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Friday, 14 September 2018

NETHERLANDS: Velocitas 1897

Sportpark Stadspark Zuid, Groningen (Velocitas 1897)

Netherlands, province: Groningen

13 IX 2018 / Velocitas 1897 - SV Blauw-Geel 1915 6-1 / District North, Regional Cup - group stage

Note: Velocitas 1897 boasts an impressive history, as the club won the Netherlands' Cup in 1934 and played professional league football between 1955 and 1960. Velocitas have played at Stadspark from 1917 onwards, though the current location has been in use only since 1969. For nearly thirty years (1969-1997), the main pitch was graced by an impressive covered main stand with two uncovered side-terraces (cp. picture 13 in this series); due to bad maintenance, however, the entire construction had to be knocked down in the late 1990s (cp. picture 14). Unfortunately, no replacement stand has taken its place yet at this ground which once bore the proud name 'Stadionveld'. 













All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker / www.extremefootballtourism.blogspot.com. Publication of any of these images only after permission of author

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

NETHERLANDS: RKSV Pancratius

Sportpark Schuilhoeve Zuid, Badhoevedorp (RKSV Pancratius)

Netherlands, province: North Holland

11 IX 2018 / RKSV Pancratius - HFC EDO 4-2 / District West I, Regional Cup - group stage











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Monday, 10 September 2018

BELGIUM: KVV Kersbeek (1955-1962, 1963-2009) / VS Kortenaken (2009-2010)

Doddelbergstraat, Kersbeek (formerly K Vlug & Vrij Kersbeek / Voetbal-Samenwerking Kortenaken)

Belgium, province: Flemish Brabant

September 2018 / no match visited

Note: VV Kersbeek, founded in 1955, merged with K Hoger-Op Kortenaken in 2009, forming Voetbal-Samenwerking Kortenaken; first team football was played in Kersbeek. One year later, Sporta Hoeleden was integrated into the merger club, which took on Sporta's matricule. At that point, all football moved to Sporta Hoeleden's Jacques Vandeput ground, leaving the premises in Kersbeek derelict. Nowadays, the pitch is being used for horse training.









All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker / www.extremefootballtourism.blogspot.com. Publication of any of these images only after permission of author