Another way to enjoy soccer and support your favorite players is to visit your club practice gorund and facilities!
Here, in Shizuoka Cit, visiting the practice ground of Shimizu S-Pulse is not only simple enough but also makes for an excellent day out!
Shin Shimizu Station, Shizutetsu Raolway Line, Shimizu Ku, Shizuoka City!
You can always go by car as they have ample parking facilities but the easiest way, especially on your own is to go there by train and bus!
As far as the train is concerned you have to choices although the bus line is the same.
Either get off Shizimiu Station on the Tokaido Railway Line and take a Shizutetsu bus from Bus Platform N0 3.
As for me it is easier to use the Shizutetsu Line (Any station from Cenova Station) and get off at the Shin Shimizu Station Terminal.
Once out of the station go to the Sun Route Hotel across from the station!
Go to No3 bus stop and board the “Tokai Daigaku Miho Suizokukan/東海大学三保水族館”.
The schedule is on the left column above (about 2 buses an hour).
If you use the same bus on weekends note that the schedule is different!
Get off at “S-Pulse Renshuujyou/エスパルス練習場”!
You can’t miss it!
Follow the signs!
Check the map!
Here you are!
Two sets of tiered seats are available for free for visitors!
Note the temperatures can be extreme there, so bring an extra coat in winter and a large sun hat in summer!
Both gender washrooms and a soft drink vending machine are available!
Note that the ground is off limits for casual visitors!
Here in come the players!
Practices are conducted very similarly to any professional soccer/football club all across the Globe!
Practices are held from 11:00 am from Tuesday to Friday unless there is a cup game mid-week!
Separate practice for goal keepers!
Warming up exercises!
Mitchell Duke in action!
Sterner practice for goal keepers!
More of the same!
Whole ground team practice!
Half ground practice for faster passing and shooting!
The club house is next to the ground but you need special permission to enter it!
Another rare item!
The official Shimizu S-Pulse Soccer Club Flag!
The mascot of Sekisui Haim Real estate Agents, one of Shimizu s-Pulse official sponsors!
Exchanged flags including quite a few South Korea and even Ajax!
Note that the return bus stop inside the ground!
And don’t forget to check the return bus schedule!
See you again there soon!
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