A nice travel story from one of our clients who just arrived home from a derby in Belgrade:
Finally the day that we had been waiting for came. The day when we would begin the long journey from Kalix in the northern Sweden right down to Belgrade and the hot derby between Partizan Belgrade v Red Star.
The journey went without problems and we checked into the incredibly beautiful Hotel Belgrade next to the central station. Our contact appeared an hour later with the tickets and told us about attractions in Belgrade etc. a really nice guy!
The Friday flew by and we woke up on Saturday morning feeling like a child on Christmas Eve, with the big football game approaching. We decided to head out to the stadium (Stadion Partizana) early. The whole way from the city Centre out to the stadium, approx 4 km, was filled with police, police and more police. I have never ever seen so many cops in my life. Once at the stadium, we walked around and explored the area a little bit before we entered the ground with two hours to kick off.
Inside the stadium the songs began to take off more and more as we got closer to kick off…and we just knew we were in for a fantastic football experience. As the two teams eventually came out flares were lit and very loud fire crackers went off all over the place! A very different experience from watching Swedish football!
The match was not the best we‘ve ever seen but the Partizan goal was something that we can take with us, a really good goal, along with the incredible atmosphere. This is as far from an Emirates Stadium you can get. In other words, this is a proper football stadium according to me.
We can recommend anyone considering to experience a Belgrade derby to make it happen. We promise that you will not be disappointed. We will go back to see another Belgrade derby in the future, but then it will be in the Red Star home ground (Stadion Crvena Zvezda) which we had the pleasure to visit while walking around the city on the Sunday .
Thank you Nickes.Com … / Mathias and Andreas two Swede’s on football tour.
Send in your request via this link if you are interested in going to the next derby game between Partizan Belgrade – Red Star (Crvena Zvezda) which takes place in April.
Crvena Zvezda – Partizan Beograd
18/04/2015 – Stadion Crvena Zvezda, Belgrad
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