Petrovaradin is located next to Novi Sad, on the right bank of theDanube river. It is famousfor itsfortress and for the EXIT music festival, held there every July. FK Petrovaradin is football club founded in 1925. The clubplaysitsmatchesin the sports center Petrovaradin, whichwas reconstructedtwo years ago andwithin itthere isa handball court, playgroundandseveralgrassyfield. Sports center can be reached by taxifrom Novi Sad fora feweuros. There is afootball groundwithonlyoneopenhard standing at whichfor today match had gatheredonly66people (head count). Admission was free. Onceherewasa groupof fanswho knew howto make a goodatmosphere butwho knows wherethese guysarenow. One goalat thebeginning of the match, red cardbefore theend of thehalf and going home for winter break.
Borča is an settlement of Belgrade, just ten km of the downtown. FKBSK(BorčaSports Club)is afootballclub fromBorča. The clubwas founded in 1937. In the newmillennium theclubhaving the largestsuccesses, playedin the second andthird rankof competition but in 2009 theyenteredfor the first time inthe highest rankof Serbianfootball. After four years of playing in Superleague, the club has relegated so today they plays again in Prva liga Srbije, which is 2nd tier. Their stadium Vizelj park is located in part of the settlement which is called Borča III. The stadium can be reached with bus 95 to the last station. Bus can be taken from Zeleni Venac, which is not far frommain trainandbus station. The stadium wasopened in 2011 when itbuilta newwest stand with a capacity of1,700seats. Oldereastern standissmallerandquitedistant fromthepitch. Theirsports centeralso holdstwo additionalpitch so that the conditions for the the playing of this level is quite good. Admissionfor today's matchwas free aswell as formost of the matches. This doesnotaffect thevisit, withconsideringthatonlya one hundred fiftypeoplegathered to seesix goals on a single game. Is it alittle?
Žabalj is place and municipality in Serbia, situated in geographical centre of Vojvodina. Located on the road M7 that connects Novi Sad and Zrenjanin, it is well connected to big cities nearby and it is quiteeasy to getthere.
FK ŽSK is a football club based in Žabalj. The club was foundedin 1927 andcurrentlyis by far themost successful sportsclubin the municipality. Currently playsin thePFLNoviSad,in the fifthrank of competition, in whichcurrentlyholds thefirst place,with theexpectationthat they willstay thereand soto repeat theirsuccessfromthe 1995th season. Theirstadiumis locatedat the exitfrom the Žabaljon the road toČurug. It hasastandbuilt in the earlynineties and with seats, placed in recent years has a capacity of 459. Interestingly, under these stand except the dressing rooms also has a place a club restaurant.
Tickets are available on the gate and typically cost 100 rsd (€1), but if you'rea localfan ofthe clubyou can buyan annualticket, which is quiteunusualfor thisrank!
FK Voždovac is a football club based in Belgrade. The club was formed in 1912, under the name FK Dušanovac. In 1929 it is renamed Voždovački SK. In 1973 changed its name to FK Voždovac. During the following decades it competed mostly in Serbian lower leagues. In 2005, top league side Železnik, financially struggling at the time, merged with Voždovac. This way Voždovac gained access to the highest league in Serbia and Montenegro in which achieved greatest success ending the season in third place. Due to the club’s poor financial situation the following year the club was relegated from Super League to returntoSuper Leaguethis seasonwith a newstadium.
Their new stadium was bulit on the roof of Stadion Shopping Center on the site where before the oldstadium and stands can accommodate 5,000 spectators. The stadium is officially opened in September. Its located toward the south-east from the city center and main bus and railway station. Can be reachedby bus26from thecity center. Voždovacalong withMonacoin Europeonlyhasthe stadiumon the roof anditlooksbeautifulfrom the air but rather disappointing when you go through the shopping center parking lot to the narrow hallway who lead to the stadium on the roof. On the standsthere are plenty ofplacesthat are in the"dead" corners, columnsthat hold theroofalsobothered andevenfrom the front rowyou do not seecompletethrow-in line. Although I am notinclined tocriticizedomesticstadiums, I expectedmuch morefromSerbian neweststadium. Tickets are available on the stadium box offices on the day of the match. Admission is typically 200rsd (€2) for a seat on any stand.
The hometeam wasa betterrival, had afieldinitiativeand opportunitiesfor goal, but in the endguestswere happyalong with theirfans. AlsoVoždovachas a verygoodand organizedgroupof fans which providedsupportuntil the very end, but the question remains, is ita bunch ofpyrotechnicssafeon the roof?
FK Železnik is a football club based in suburb of Belgrade, Železnik. The club was founded in 1930 and their´s biggest successes occurred in the early to mid 2000s. After started gaining promotion season by season in the higher tiers, Železnik played in the UEFA Cup after finishing on 3rd place in the season 2003/04. In 2005 FK Železnik won the national cup but after suffering financial problems the club merged with FK Voždovac and the club had to start from the bottom of the Serbian football league system, under the name Železnik Lavovi. Today the club plays in the third rank of competition.
Their stadium is located in Železnik, behind thepost office building, about tenkilometersfrom the centerof Belgrade. It can be reachedby public transportation by bus 88 or 58. The stadiumwas built inthe seventiesof the last century as part of Belgrade preparationsto competefor Olympics. There aretwo separatestands, on the west is covered stand whichhas about4,000seats and on the east is open standing. At the stadium in Železnik also plays FK Sparta, the clubthatcompetesin thelowest levelof competition.
For today´s match, admission was 200rsd (€2) and theticketisquite unusual. On the ticketareonlyphotosand the inscriptionwith the name ofthe club...Quite aboringmatch, most unpopularresult at the end, so theonly pleasurewasthe presence ofone suchfacility thathas the potentialto bea decentstadium withlittle effort andinvestment.
FK Železničar is a football club based in Bara Venecija, Belgrade, Serbia. The club was formed in 1924 when a group of workers from the Belgrade railway station began playing new game. In 1932 the club started with the construction of a football ground, a few kilometers from the present site, also on the river bank. The first game played at the newly built playground in 1935, but due to the construction of the Belgrade Fair, Železničar was evicted from its premises in 1956. Since thenthe clublifebeginsat the new location.
In the past decade the club accede to the reconstruction of their sport facilities and made two new terrain of which major is covered with grass, and the auxillary with slag base. Enough to start, but there's still much to be done. The club's´ major success was archived in 1999 when it gained promotion into the national second league where it stayed until 2003, when it was relegated by administrative decision because of the restructuring of the league competition system. Today the club plays in the fourth rank of competition.
Their stadium, the popular Bara Venecija, is located behind the train station, under the bridge Gazelle, one might say almost in the city center but it is not easy to get there. When you pass under another bridge Sava bridge, you have to pass next to the railway workshops and garages with no signposts to finally find a ground where you're headed.
Although there is a prominent ticket price at the box office at the entrance to the stadium, admission was free. Today's match was played at 10 pm and regardless of the free entrance gathered only 70 people. Still early start did not prevent, a few true lovers of football, groundhoppers to find themselves in the stands. Female referee, six goals (one was canceled), ten players in the away team, some shout from the stands... beautiful Sunday morning.
Tornjoš is a village in the northern partof Serbia. Belongs tothe municipality ofSentaand is locatedon the regional roadSenta -BačkaTopola. The main activityin the villageof about1,700 inhabitantsis agriculture, butfootballoccupiesa veryimportant placein their lives. In the villagesince 1947there isa footballclub Radnički which brings together thelocalyouth. Theirstadiumis not farfrom the main road andit is easy tofind. For me it isa pleasant surprise ticket sales at the gate. Admission was 100rsd, which is lessthan oneeuro. On a small, quitefailedstandgatheredsome fortylocalfootballfans, to enjoy thevictoryof their team. After thematchtheplayershaveenjoyedawell-earnedmeal. Game and socializing, is thereanythingbetter?