- 02/23/2019 -
The Canary Island of Gran Canaria is a good 4 hour flight from Germany. Palm trees, sandy beaches and unmistakable nature can already be seen when approaching the island. Arriving at the hotel, the day tour is checked again. You can take the bus from 'Playa de las Canteras' beach in the north-west of the city to the Estadio for €1.40. With a pleasant 25 °C and a cloudless sky, I enjoy the Canarian midday sun on the bus. After a journey of almost 40 minutes, I get off at the 'Pintor Felo Monzón' station and walk the last few meters in the direction of the stadium entrance on the south stand. In the fan shop I ask if it's possible to walk around the south stand for two or three minutes and take photos. After a short hesitation, the gate is opened to me. The employee was waiting there and did not leave me unobserved. In the corner of my eye I saw that this shop employee was being called into the fan shop. So I had 10 minutes to marvel at the stadium and take pictures. A Spanish 'Mister, Sir! Please come now.' then quoted me from the oval. Fortunately, however, they tried to find a 'loophole' or an unattended stadium wall somewhere, in vain. Instead, I ended up watching a UD junior league game at the 'Campos anexos Ciudad Deportiva Siete Palmas', which is right next to the North Stand. I didn't see much because I was quite conspicuous with the camera and was sent out early by the security staff.