I have fond memories of my visit to Yambol’s Tundzha stadium in the summer of 2009. While Wikipedia lists two capacities for this stadium–5000 and 15000–I’m inclined to believe that 5000 is the true figure. The stadium is located at the end of a beautiful park that is typically Eastern European. The interesting Soviet style apartment blocks provide a strange backdrop to the stands, as can be seen below. The current tenants, FC Tundzha (who take their name from the Tundzha river that empties in Turkey), currently play in the third level of Bulgarian football.

Finding the stadium is, quite literally, a walk in the park:

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The Tundzha River:

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Where is my dictionary when I need it?:

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An interesting–and strange–backdrop:

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The author taking in the surroundings:

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The author posing in the stands:

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