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Jun 20, 2012, 6:37 PM
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Post #7 of 8
A double on a sticky and hot day in Vienna.
Wiener Stadtliga (4th level of football in Austria) 10.15am
Favoritner AC 0 Team Wiener Linien 0
Entry - 7 euros (individual style ticket although spoilt a bit by having the home club's sponsored name on it.)
Programme - none
This is an amazing venue which you really should do if you are in Vienna. It has a modern covered stand which has been built into a huge block of flats on the east side of the ground. The far side has open terracing with wooden benchseating on it and with a large clubhouse/dressing-room building behind it. There is plenty of grass banking along the rest of this side, plus behind both goals. Very compact, atmospheric and unusual. It even has a club shop selling a large variety of souvenirs. It is also easy to get to, being only 5-10 minutes walk from the last station at the southern end of metro line U1, and the Franz-Horr Stadion (home of Austria Wien, or whatever they are called now) is another 10-15 minutes walk further south.
Unfortunately the match failed to live up to the surroundings, with the best moment being when a 10th minute penalty was brillantly saved. Perhaps I should have gone to DSV Fortuna 05, whose game at the same time finished 4-4!
Wiener Stadtliga (again) 4.30pm
SV Donau 1 Landstrasser AC 1 (H/T 1-1)
Entry - 7 euros (boring ticket without any reference to football)
Programme - none
Crowd - c.100
I think this must be the biggest gap I have ever had between two games in the same city in one day. SV Donau's ground is again easily accessible by metro and as the club's name suggests, is located on the banks of the Danube. It is a disappointing ground though in contrast with that of Favoritner.
There is no cover for spectators and the only comfort is provided by wooden bench seating on shallow terracing on the west side. The other three sides are mainly flat standing. The clubhouse does nice cold beer though which was welcome on such a hot day. Thankfully I did not see a goalless draw this time although the second half was rather tedious.
One gripe though - why did both clubs charge 7 euros for 'dead rubber' games when the previous day Salzburger AK had charged just 6 euros for a title decider?
(This post was edited by Chris1963 on Jun 20, 2012, 6:38 PM)