There is a pleasing symmetry to Recreativo Huelva’s move to the Estadio Nuevo Colombino. For their new stadium occupies the site of the former Gas Company’s playing fields, where in 1889 Recre played its first game of football. This spot, on the banks of the Rio Odiel, lost its playing fields decades ago and for a while became a dock for local trawlers, landing their catch on the less than romantically named Barriada de Pescadería or Fish Slum. By the late 1990’s the municipality had drawn up plans for this waterside area, which included a modern 21,000 seat stadium.
|Back to where it all began - The Nuevo Colombino |
(Picture courtesy of www.euro.stades.ch)
|Aerial photos showing progress during the 18 month build|
|The main stand and its striking roof in profile|
|The Nuevo Colombino is about to get a bit bigger|