You Really Should Go & Watch UD Lanzarote Play

It’s been a few years, but we watched UD Lanzarote (Los Rojillos) play in Arrecife last weekend, and it reminded me what a fantastic experience it is, and one I’d recommend whether you’re an island resident or a visitor on holiday.


You can buy tickets on the gate, but we’d suggest you pop in to see Ian and Anna at their official merchandise shop in Costa Teguise. They’re open from Monday to Friday, from 10 AM until 1PM and also on Wednesdays from 5PM to 7PM. You can peruse the shirts and caps and pick up your tickets from them. Tickets are 10 €, with a discount for residents and pensioners, with all children under 16 years of age admitted free of charge.

Home games are usually on Sundays, and normally kick off at 12:00.

You can see the fixtures here: UD Lanzarote Fixtures.

Getting to the ground

If you have a hire car, you can park in any of the streets around the ground, or if you prefer, you can use the parking at the Open Mall shopping centre, which is a stroll away.

If you’re coming by bus, you want the number 3 from either Puerto del Carmen or Costa Teguise, and they run every 30 minutes. From Playa Blanca, you want the number 60.

Your stop if the main bus station, estacíon de guaguas, and the ground is 100 metres away – look for the floodlights!

Breakfast or beers?

Many fans arrive at least an hour before the kick off, so they can enjoy a breakfast and a few drinks at the Cafetería Sports, which is about 100 metres up the hill from the entrance to the ground. They offer bocadillos, hamburgers, beers, coffee, tea and orange juices.

You’ll meet plenty of other fans there and have a chance to natter with them in a convivial atmosphere.

The Match

Thanks to Ian and the club for the use of their superb photos. Click any to open them up in all their glory.

Make your way down to the ground and present your ticket. You’ll see the grandstand directly ahead of you – most of it is covered to provide some shade from the sun, and it’s fully seated.

As you face it, the left is the “noisy” section, with lots of drums, and singing and cheering, the to the right is quieter. Also to the right, there’s a bar which stays open throughout the match, serving drinks and snacks, as well as a merchandise stall where you can buy team shirts, caps and more.

Football is very much a family affair here, so there are lots of children at the matches. They come out onto the pitch with the players to be presented to the crowd before the match, as long as they are wearing UD Lanzarote shirts!

The match we saw was against CD Marino, a side from Tenerife, and Lanzarote completely outclassed them, finishing 4-0 winners with a display of great wing play, and some clinical finishing.

It’s a terrific way to spend a Sunday in Lanzarote!

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