Monday, July 18, 2016

June 11, 2016 - WCQ Handball in Zlín - Czech Republic 28 Macedonia 22

June 11, 2016 - Handball WCQ 1st leg
Czech Republic 28 Macedonia 22
Attendance - 2000

Tickets for this match in Zlín were 299kc which I think is a little crazy, because tickets for the same two teams back in 2014 were only 150kc.  This game was close to being sold out, but there were empty seats and I think the ticket prices had a little to do with this.

There were around 75 Macedonia supporters at the game.  Some of them came from Macedonia while the others were living in Austria and the Czech Republic. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

June 18, 2016 - Extraliga baseball - Skokani Olomouc 5 Kotlářka Prague 12

June 18, 2016
Extraliga Baseball
Skokani Olomouc 5 Kotlářka Prague 12
Attendance - 15

I grew up near Ottawa, Canada and as such grew up watching the Montreal Expos and listening to many games on the radio.  Never did a I think that I would have ever watched a baseball game in the Czech Republic, but here I was.  Baseball in the Czech Republic is quite an underground sport, but it does seem to have a number of people who are quite passionate about it. The national team plays a decent level, and only lost 2-1 against Mexico back in March.

Despite living in the Czech Republic for almost 9 years, I had never been to a baseball game in Olomouc until last month.  The stadium is located about a 15 minute walk from the city centre, and is not a terrible facility.  Not many people were watching the game, but the level was certainly watchable.  I hope to get out to another game later this year.