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What's the smallest national team stadium in the world?
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Mark
2019-03-24 11:28:44 UTC
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I found out yesterday that Kiribati (not members of FIFA, but they are members of the OFC) play their home matches at a stadium with a capacity of 2,500!

Is this the smallest home ground for a national team in the world?

Can you imagine Argentina or Italy playing their home matches at such a small stadium?
Werner Pichler
2019-03-24 16:30:26 UTC
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Post by Mark
I found out yesterday that Kiribati (not members of FIFA, but they are
members of the OFC) play their home matches at a stadium with a capacity
of 2,500!
Is this the smallest home ground for a national team in the world?
Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar, capacity just 2,000, but direct airport
access.

Ciao,
Werner
MH
2019-03-25 17:29:48 UTC
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Post by Mark
I found out yesterday that Kiribati (not members of FIFA, but they are
members of the OFC) play their home matches at a stadium with a capacity
of 2,500!
Is this the smallest home ground for a national team in the world?
Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar, capacity just 2,000, but direct airport
access.
I'll say ! The runway runs across the access road to the peninsula
(which has to be closed like a level crossing when planes are taking off
and landing), and the stadium is just beside that runway.
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Ciao,
Werner
Jesper Lauridsen
2019-03-26 20:58:18 UTC
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Post by Werner Pichler
Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar, capacity just 2,000, but direct airport
access.
I'll say ! The runway runs across the access road to the peninsula
(which has to be closed like a level crossing when planes are taking off
and landing), and the stadium is just beside that runway.
And I thought Frankfurt had it easy with just the stadium being just
one stop on the S-bahn from the airport.
Ammammata
2019-03-26 07:17:25 UTC
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Il giorno Sun 24 Mar 2019 12:28:44p, *Mark* ha inviato su
Post by Mark
I found out yesterday that Kiribati (not members of FIFA, but they are
members of the OFC) play their home matches at a stadium with a
capacity of 2,500!
otoh there could be some national teams that play in a stadium whose
capacity is well over the total population of the nation itself

thinking to the Vatican football team ;)
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Mehdi
2019-03-26 09:17:16 UTC
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Post by Ammammata
Il giorno Sun 24 Mar 2019 12:28:44p, *Mark* ha inviato su
Post by Mark
I found out yesterday that Kiribati (not members of FIFA, but they are
members of the OFC) play their home matches at a stadium with a
capacity of 2,500!
otoh there could be some national teams that play in a stadium whose
capacity is well over the total population of the nation itself
thinking to the Vatican football team ;)
They should be good on crosses.
Mark
2019-03-27 09:08:29 UTC
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Il giorno Sun 24 Mar 2019 12:28:44p, *Mark* ha inviato su
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news:. Vediamo cosa
Post by Mark
I found out yesterday that Kiribati (not members of FIFA, but they are
members of the OFC) play their home matches at a stadium with a
capacity of 2,500!
otoh there could be some national teams that play in a stadium whose
capacity is well over the total population of the nation itself
thinking to the Vatican football team ;)
Have they got a national team? If so, it's certainly a possibility; apparently the population is 1,000.

Apparently they do have their own domestic league, but they're not members of UEFA or FIFA.
JG
2019-04-01 01:10:42 UTC
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Post by Mark
I found out yesterday that Kiribati (not members of FIFA, but they are members of the OFC) play their home matches at a stadium with a capacity of 2,500!
Is this the smallest home ground for a national team in the world?
Recent CONCACAF Nations League qualifiers featured some rustic stadia:

Montserrat (capacity listed as 1,000)


Anguilla (1,100)


Turks & Caicos Islands (3,000)

Bruce Scott
2019-04-08 13:21:53 UTC
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Montserrat (capacity listed as 1,000)
http://youtu.be/ydxp-N4MmHA
Anguilla (1,100)
http://youtu.be/5wxvaf7L3x0
Turks & Caicos Islands (3,000)
http://youtu.be/TklFqkR3jic
These look like city fields in Munich, though ours have better grass
(looks to me like lots of teams don't have their own but rent in some
way from the City)... saw a B-class (11th league) match last night,
got to kick the ball three times! :-) (when it goes out, they
appreciate it if a spectator gives it back with a decent pass ie
no chaos) One of the players is a work colleague of a friend.
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ciao, Bruce
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