Recently I encountered some pretty incredible looking soccer pitches. It got me thinking about how many amazing + unique pitches, parking lots, back alleys, rooftops, etc there are around the world where soccer is being played. Some may be pristine grass pitches with all the amenities you could hope for. Others may be just a couple of sticks in the desert. But they represent the beautiful game and the countless locations that it is played around the world. So I wanted to explore this notion more and share them with you. I started doing this on the Bumpy Pitch Instagram page, but now I want to bring them to TOW as well. In addition to just images, we will try and share some info on each pitch. Location. Any clubs (amateur, professional or otherwise) that may be associated with the pitch. Any interesting facts about them. It’s a big world and a global sport so there are bound to be countless amazing places to play soccer all over the world. If you happen to see one that piques your interest, send us a couple photos along with any relevant info you can and we’ll include it in the series. And follow Bumpy Pitch on IG for all the #globalpitches posts.
These pitches are also a reminder to get out there. Travel and explore. Bring a soccer ball. Find a couple of sticks or rocks and make your own goal. Start an impromptu pick up game. See the world and experience the sport in as many interesting places and locations as possible. It’s the global game. Be a part of that.
These pitches are another reminder of just how beautiful the beautiful game is.
Today’s featured pitch in the series is located in Vagur, Faroe Islands and it is one of the first ones I posted on IG. It’s a stunning green pitch juxtaposed against the rocks and jagged coastline. A pick up game here with friends would be an incredible way to spend an afternoon.
The stadium is called Vesturi á Eiðinum Stadium and FC Suðuroy play their home matches here. FC Suðuroy is a Faroese Football Club that which was founded in January 2010 and consists currently of the former clubs VB Vágur (founded in 1905) and SÍ Sumba (founded in 1949), which merged in 2005 to form VB/Sumba. The stadium holds 3,000 people, but has only 330 seats.
I don’t really know much about the Faroe Islands, but after seeing this pitch, I had to do a little Googling. First and foremost, I realized the Faroe Islands is a place I need to visit. The Faroe Islands is it’s own archipelago and autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark. It’s located northwest of Scotland between Norway and Iceland. And it looks pretty stunning.
Peep this place Gasadular, Vagar
Yep. It looks like that.
But I want to go to this place. And play soccer on this pitch.
Submit pitches to be included in this series to bp [at] bumpy pitch [dot] com. Include some info and as much detail as you can and we will include in our #globalpitches campaign.