Okay, I admit that a bit of a pattern is developing on this tour of the Badajoz region. Stadium owned by the Municipality, athletics track, small stand, yada yada. Well, the formula is continued here in Don Benito, a town of 36,000 inhabitants, just a few miles west of Villanueva de la Serena.
|Tried & tasted method so far as stadium design is concerned|
Resident club, Club Deportivo Don Benito was formed in 1928 and like their local rivals Villanovense, has spent almost all their career at Tercera level. There have been 3 season long visits to Segunda B, the first in 1988/89 and the last in season 2004/05. In total, Don Benito has reached the end of season play-offs on 16 occasions, they have however, a dreadful record. Their victories over CD San Fernando & CP Granada 74 at the end of the 04-05 season, is the only time they have successfully navigated the play-offs to reach the third tier.
The stadium was built in 1957 and inaugurated on 10 September with a match against Atlético Madrid. A short cantilever roof was added to the main stand in 2001. It’s a tidy little stadium, and not nearly as tired looking as say Diter Zafra's or Villanovense's stadiums. All very pleasant.
|Pure & simple|
Labels: Extremadura, Tercera or Below