Stadia Indonesia

Last year I visited a few soccer stadiums in Yogyakarta. Here are some of my photos.

Krida Sono, Yogyakarta

Krida Sono, from the South End, looking North

Mandala Krida, ...

Sriwedari Stadium

Sriwedari Stadium

Solo and Yogyakarta are two central Javanese cities separated only by some 60km. The fans of the two main teams, those of PSIM in Yogyakarta and Persis Solo in Solo, fight when they pass through each others cities. In the ...

Lapangan Minggiran

An anthropology of Lapangan Minggiran, Yogyakarta

In the mornings, I walk to Lapangan Minggiran: about one kilometer from my house. To get there, I walk through the small yard of a kampung, in which a few children play and where the elders ...

Tambak Sari Stadium

Tambak Sari Stadium, Surabaya

There is something mournful about an empty football stadium. The stands are empty; the pitch is free of action. The air lacks the buzzes of expectation and the urgent statements of PA announcements indicating which player is coming ...

Football Soundscapes

Each stadium has its own architecture. The gently rising terraces of suburban football grounds or the steep stands of the MCG. Stadium architecture is a response to the size of the field upon which the game is played. Australian football developed in ...