Budapest – BVSC Stadion / Szőnyi úti Stadion
17.08.2018 – BVSC-Zugló vs Törökbálinti FC
Ungarn, Budapest – BLSZ II. osztály- 2:1 – Z: 80
pictures from Budapest can be found here: www.sportandtravel.de/20180816-17-budapest-ungarn/
A short Summer holiday trip brought Sektion Indonesia and me to the beautiful Capital of Hungary. We arrived in Budapest via direct flight from Hamburg on thursday afternoon.
We checked into the hotel and have already had the opportunity to take a look around the city. So we went to Fisherman’s Bastion (Halászbástya) on the Buda bank of the river Danube (Donau) with a marvelous view over town. It was very hot outside, so we spent the rest of the evening at the Hotel Pool.
On Friday we continued sightseeing and went to the city centre and visited the St. Stephen’s Basilica. Later we took the historical Metro Line 1 (Millenniumi Földalatti Vasút) to the Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere) and the Vajdahunyad Castle behind it. Today was also Indonesia’s Independence Day. So we visited the Indonesian Embassy near the Heroes’ Square. There was traditional music and dances and of course delicious indonesian food.
Football is part of such a journey of course and #FloodlightFriday was a good opportunity to visit the uncommon BVSC Stadium. It has a weird main stand, old terraces on the other side and huge oldschool floodlights. In the past there used to be stands behind the one goal and a large score board but unfortunately these were removed. Nevertheless the stadium is still amazing.
On my way to the stadium I met Tim, a teacher from England and proud BVSC fan who now lives in Budapest. We had a lovely conversation during the match about football and groundhopping. Tim has also travelled extensively and has lived in various countries such as Japan and Malaysia. Therefore he could report many interesting experiences from these countries.
After telling him my further plans for the weekend he was amazed by the stadium that I wanted to visit on Sunday. He did not known that such a beautiful stadium is existing in Budapest so we made an appointment for that day.
BVSC won the game by the way and had a good start into the new season. Unfortunately, only about 80 spectators were interested in the game. Although the entrance was free and you did not need such useless crap like a fancard. Too bad, this club deserves more visitors. Hopefully they will rise and reach more spectators. The stadium for more people they have anyhow.