I can't help but feel that Real Racing Club de Santander's Estadio El Sardinero has been getting away with for too long. You see whenever this slightly stodgy, but functional stadium is photographed from the air, it can't help but look spectacular. Alas, it has nothing to do with the formulaic 1980's architecture. No, it's all down to the wonderful backdrop of the Playa El Sardinero and the lush Cantabrian coastline.
|El Sardinero sandwich between the Parque Mesones site of|
the old stadium (left) and the new Palacio de Deportes (right)
|Inside the stadium and all is orderly and neat|
|El Sardinero ticks all the boxes but lacks the "Wow" factor|
|El Sardinero - Does what it was designed to do. No more, no less|