What a treat we have for you today. Not only are we back in snowy Castile-Leon, but we have a belter of a stadium in the shape of Real Valladolid's Estadio Nuevo José Zorrilla. The club's former ground also bore the same name, but just who was José Zorrilla? A former President of the club on an ego trip? A home-grown star player from years gone by? No, José Zorrilla was a poet and dramatist. He was a contemporary of Victor Hugo and most importantly, a son of Valladolid. What a nice touch and a million miles away from all the stadium naming rights nonsense that tarnishes today's new builds. Regrettably, rumours that Wantage Town FC has renamed their main stand in honour of Pam Ayres appear to be wide of the mark.
You can read more about the stadium here. Also, there is a piece on the old stadium here.
Labels: Snowy Spanish Stadiums