Wednesday, March 15, 2017
March 11th, 2017
Olomucký Krajský Přebor - 5th tier
Kralice na Hané 1 Želatovice 2 (after penalties)
Attendance - 125
Admission - 25kc
Kralice is a village not far from Prostějov, but it is a problem to reach by public transport. I thought I would solve this problem by taking a Prostějov city bus to the closest bus stop to Kralice and walk from there. It should have been only a 2km walk, but I ended up taking a wrong turn and had to walk through a field to find my way again.
I have been to Kralice a few times before. I was not really looking forward to visiting it again, but it was my best option for the day. The last time I visited was in October 2014 and nothing has changed since then. The most interesting part of the ground is that it is located around a few grass slopes so you can get a great view of the match.
Unfortunately, I had to leave 10 minutes before the end so I missed two red cards, one goal and the penalties.
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.