Friday, January 20, 2017
The match was played at the second and smaller stadium (PSG Arena) in Zlin. The attendance was about 250, with around 50-70 fans coming from Canada.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Korfball Extraliga - November 6th, 2016
SK RG Prostějov 17 KK Brno 20
Attendance - 35
With nothing go on, I decided to go check out some korfball for only the 2nd time in 8 years. It is a sport I just cannot get into as a spectator. Korfball was invented by a Dutch teacher in 1902. If you care to read more about the sport you can check out wikipedia.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Brno recently hosted the World Futnet (Nohejbal) Championships over the weekend at Nov 18-20 at Vodova Hala. For those of you who do not know, the Czech Republic and Slovakia utterly dominate this sport, which makes sense since they invented it. At times Hungary and Romania might challenge, but usually not for first place.
Games were played in the old hall (built in the 1970's with a capacity of 900) and the new hall (built in 2001). The old hall had the classic 1970's look complete with what I assume to be the original wooden seats. Most people didn't games in the old hall because the 'lesser' were playing. The new hall is a great facility and seats around 3,500. For the qualifiers on Friday (which I attended) there were probably around 500 people. The final day had a sell out of 3,500.
I made the short trip to Brno to watch minnows Canada play. They were clearly out of their league against the top nations, but competed quite well with the other nations in Division B. Nohejbal is a great sport to watch, especially at the top level.
Monday, November 28, 2016
October 30th, 2016 - Okresní Přebor Prostějov - 8th tier
Výšovice 0 Haná Prostějov 1
Attendance - 65
Výšovice is located close to Prostějov, but it is quite difficult to reach with public transportation on the weekends. I took a bus to Žešov and from there I walked 3km along a path through the field to reach Výšovice. It has a population of 486 people. The facilities were not too bad for the 8th tier, and the pitch was in fantastic condition.
Výšovice were promoted from the 9th tier last season, and they had surprised a few people this season with their strong start. The match was quite physical throughout, and a second half goal was the difference.