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Is this the World's most incredible football pitch?

By Claudia Salvati

This morning when I accessed my pc’s office, appeared this unrealistic photo of this football
stadium set in the rock in the middle of an islet

I was so fascinating about this place and I wanted to know more and especially see if it wasn’t a photoshop. The stadium really exists and to celebrate the beginning of the World Cup next week, 14 th of June 2018 in Russia, I thought to share the info about this awesome place with you.

“The Henningsvær Idrettslag Stadion in the small fishing village of Henningsvær, located on two small islands off Lofoten, in Norway, can hardly be called a stadium; it has got no stands—just a couple of meters of asphalt poured around the field—and is used only for amateur football. But its location is majestic.

The stadium is located on a rocky islet surrounded by stunning views consisting of dramatic mountains and jagged peaks, open sea and sheltered bays. The football pitch was laid by leveling the solid bedrock of the southernmost part of the Hellandsøya island, resulting in a very rough landscape, decorated by overwhelming number of racks for drying cod.

Around the perimeter of the field is a strip of asphalt that serves both as the crowd stand and as car parking. The stadium’s tiny capacity seems sufficient since the village of Henningsvær has only about 500 inhabitants”

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