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Subject: Soccer Club or stadium Names
Category: Sports and Recreation > Team Sports
Asked by: billroberts-ga
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Posted: 23 Apr 2002 04:54 PDT
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Question ID: 3086
Soccer Club or stadium  Names - I want a  list of  more that 10 The club or 
stadium  names of  premier division soccer clubs  from around the world  would 
sound humorous / amusing to a UK audience.  May be they translate in a strange 
Subject: Re: Soccer Club or stadium Names
Answered By: skis4jc-ga on 23 Apr 2002 18:20 PDT
Dear Billroberts,

Hello!  Thank you for your inquiry!

Here is a list of 10 premier division soccer club and/or stadium names that are 
humorous either due to their pronunciation, geographic location, random 
correlations, or how the name translates:

1.  Sapporo Dome – Japan
Sapporo is Japan’s metropolis in the north, a dynamic young city that is the 
capital of what is often called Japan’s last frontier: the island of Hokkaido.  
The Sapporo Dome was a World Cup 2002 stadium.  Sapporo is also the name of 
Japan's number one exported… beer!

2. Jeju World Cup Stadium – Korea
Over 3.7 million tourists visit the island every year, but not because of it's 
world renowned soccer stadium, but because it's one of the honeymoon capitals 
in Asia.

3.  Ibaraki Prefectural Kashima Soccer Stadium – Japan
Just the name of the stadium alone is funny.  This stadium was also a 2002 
World Cup stadium.  Even funnier is standing at the stadium entrance is a 
statue of Kashima’s most favorite footballer: the Brazilian star Zico, who 
brought his playing and coaching skills to the town, inspired renewed 
enthusiasm among a new generation of young fans, and helped the Antlers become 
J.League champions.  Go ANTLERS!!!!

4.  One of the new stadium names currently under consideration by the Dallas 
Burn (Major League Soccer – US) is The Kiln.  (Apparently the Brickyard has 
already been taken??)

5.  Newell's Old Boys – Argentina 
Stadium in Rosario, Argentina, for their professional team, Newell's Old Boys.

6.  In Cordoba, Argentina, the professional team, Belgrano, plays in the 
stadium named, "Gigante de Alberdi", which translates to "The Giant of Alberdi".

7.  Columbia's premier league soccer team, Once Caldes, play in the national 
stadium, "Palogrande", which in English literally means "big stick".

8.  When visiting Montevideo, Uruguay, be sure to check out one of their 
premier soccer games at "La Bombonera" stadium – in English – "The Chocolate 
Box".  Home of club Basanez.

9.  Next time your in Algeria, don't get to intimidated by one of their most 
liked professional soccer team, "Mascara".

10.  Believe it or not, in Ethiopia one of the top five professional soccer 
clubs name is "Ethiopian Coffee".

Search Terms Used:
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Thank you again and have a great day!

Best Regards,
Subject: Re: Soccer Club or stadium Names
From: warmonkey-ga on 23 Apr 2002 06:21 PDT
supp you sad little man :D
Subject: Re: Soccer Club or stadium Names
From: hoosieratwork-ga on 23 Apr 2002 07:52 PDT
Subject: Re: Soccer Club or stadium Names
From: mc123456-ga on 31 Oct 2002 09:12 PST
N 8 is wrong!!! "La Bombonera" is located in Buenos Aires, not in
This name is due to the steep tribunes ("Bombonera" is a chocolate
box)that sometimes cause human "avalanches"!

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