Sixto out, Gustavo in

True to form Sixto Vizuete was given the heave-ho today after barely 6 months in charge of El Nacional. To be fair he can have little complaint as his team have been consistently awful under his charge and are in serious threat of being one of the two teams relegated from the Serie A. El Nacional is the […]

The Palco experience

Yesterday I paid ten extra dollars to watch the Quito derby from the “Palco” section of the Atahaulpa. The reason was two fold: the ability to sit undercover and so avoid the 5-8 pm daily downpour and also to experience the “behind the bench” fans. Typically, it didn’t rain a drop so my $10 was […]

New stadium plans in Quito

    The Estadio Olimipico Atahaulpa has seen better days and more than deserving of a lick of paint and a general spruce up. If its character you want then Ecuador’s national stadium has it in spades but if its comfort and safety then your better to head to the Casa Blanca, home of Liga de Quito. I have […]

El Nacional vs Liga de Loja

It was my intention to get up to Sangloqui, home of Independiente Jose Teran on Sunday. However because the bus journey back to Quito takes over an hour I would have missed the European Championship final  at 1.45. As a result it was to be visit to the Atahaulpa Stadium to watch El Nacional vs […]