A hand-built Subbuteo stadium with a stunning Main Stand

The sheer number of spectacular stadiums around the world has been a bit of an eye-opener for us here at Subbuteo.Online.

When we did a shout out for Subbuteo collectors to send us pictures of their stadiums we were inundated with a host of brilliant grounds, each of them completely unique.

The beauty of a Subbuteo stadium is that they are all different, with intricate details unique to the maker ensuring they stand out from the crowd. It’s all the more impressive when you consider Subbuteo only really made three types of stand – the classic green grandstand, single tier terraces or the more modern blue and red two-tier stands.

Jason contacted us with pictures of his wonderful stadium and it comes with a twist – it’s all nearly all handmade meaning it is one of the most unusual Subbuteo stadiums around.

It does use adapted Subbuteo floodlights along with spot lights under the roof of the stands, while the astropitch and scoreboard are straight out of a Subbuteo shop.

However, the stunning two-tier main stand is hand built and looks a lot like early UK grounds such as Goodison Park, while a mix of single and double tier stands on the other three sides give it an unorthodox feel as though the ground as grown naturally over the years.

We particularly love the lighting effect, giving it a midweek match feel. Plus those Mundial goals are the best-looking on the market and give it an early-90s feel. The use of fencing in front of the fans is also a nod to a pre-Sky era in English football.

Thanks to Jason for sharing pictures of his creation. If you have a ground you’d like to share please email us on subbuteoonline@gmail.com.

You can see the rest of the Subbuteo stadiums here.

Stephen Hurrell
Stephen Hurrellhttps://subbuteo.online
Stephen is the founder and editor of The Hobby Online and The Hobby by Subbuteo.Online print magazine. He is a giant nerd and specialises in Subbuteo, retro football kits and consumer stories. A journalist and editor of 15 years, he has written about football for some of the UK's biggest publications.

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