Thursday 28th January 2016
My morning in Rotterdam had gone very well, having got access into all three previous venues. I had taken the B Metro line from Nieuw Verlaat after calling in at XerxesDZB back to Capelseburg where I changed to the C line for two stops down to Slotlaan.
It was just over ten minutes’ walk down Slotlaan and then onto Da Costasingel for a few hundred yards before arriving at Sportpark ‘t Slot on the right hand side.
The initial signs were not good as the main driveway behind one goal down to the clubhouse was locked up. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find access any other way either. The small dikes surrounding the ground also stopped me getting too close for photos. I did the best that I could.
‘t Slot looked a smart enough place. There was a neat cantilevered stand on the far side with bench seating, and more club buildings towards the entrance end. A small TV gantry was opposite, with the rest of the ground made up of hard standing with a tall hedge enclosing the arena. Some open terracing was on the side of the seated stand. As was the case at many Dutch amateur grounds, raised advertising boards also surrounded the ground.
Once I’d done the best that I could, I walked back to Slotlaan station as it was time for an interesting discussion over left luggage lockers and hotel check ins, which can be found here on the Feyenoord page.