Saturday, June 13, 2009
Well I took in my first Victoria Highlanders Football club game tonight at City Centre park in Langford. This is Victoria's new pro soccer team and Langford's new stadium.
The team took on the Cascade Surge of the USL league. Its a minor pro league with teams mostly based in the USA. Very good calibre of play and with 1473 fans turning out for this their 4th home game, it was a very positive experience. Cascade came away with a 2-1 win but Victoria carried the ball possession most of the game. Victoria also played the last half with out 1 player as he was ejected with a red card for a dangerous play.
I was quite impressed with the stadium called City Centre park which is in the new area that used to be know in Langford as Hulls field. Its down the road across from the mall in Langford. take a look at these pictures and its a very functional stadium without the frills but a very positive experience there. Oh and yes the fans for the game were very enthusiastic. with a rowdy section called the Bravehearts and with not one but two bagpipers walking throughout the stadium.
If you like soccer you must check out this team and stadium. Give me a call Id like to go to another game.
Ok till next time