From the publisher:
In Staantribune, a magazine about football culture, we give a lot of attention to stadiums, whether big or small. We limit ourselves to a few pages per stadium in the magazine, but we think some football grounds deserve more attention. That is why we came up with a new series: Estadio. An entire issue dedicated to one stadium. Almost two hundred pages of depth. The first edition was about de Adelaarshorst, the stadium of Dutch football club Go Ahead Eagles in Deventer. This second volume focuses on The Oval, the stadium of Glentoran FC in Belfast.
This whole project was a special experience for us. For instance, we were in the Griffiths Memorial Room, an area in the main stand that most people don't know existed. We got to hold the 1914 Vienna Cup, quite an honour. Photographer Marco Magielse, writers Wouter Schollema and Joris van de Wier also visited some supporters’ clubs and saw Sam Robinson’s amazing shirt collection. To top it all off, we slept in the house where George Best grew up and stayed in his room. Through that week in East Belfast, Marco, Wouter and Joris really got under the skin of the club. Hopefully you will see that reflected in this Estadio.