The popularity of football in Croatia is increasing with age, so it is not surprising that in Istria more and more football clubs and soccer schools emerge. Much has been invested in the football infrastructure of Istria that is why a lot of football first division teams come to preperations. What’s more, because this part of Istria has the largest number of registered soccer players per 100 inhabitants, we can say with confidence that the most important incidental matter on earth holds a principal place in the everyday lives of Istria’s people.


Football pitches in Umag and Novigrad

The region is proud of a large number of football fields, places where healthy sporting spirit is developed and where future champions are made. There are eleven football fields in Umag in total; five of them are located directly in the town. The large football complex Stella Maris is located in close vicinity of the accommodation facilities. It consist of a stadium licensed for all competitive levels, two auxiliary turf fields and a newly-built field with artificial turf and lightning, also licensed for all competitive levels.

Northwestern Istria-the new world of football

The long tradition of football in north-western Istria gained new momentum in the last decades through the wide spectrum of services and contents in the organized sports tourism sector. Owing to the developed network of football pitches and excellent accommodation and organization capacities, Umag and Novigrad became favourite destinations for the preparation of football teams of all ages and rankings. This is owed to the mild Mediterranean climate and geographical location of north-western Istria, situated at the meeting point of the ...

Football Preparations

Football preparations and camps in Istria
The mild climate and the complete sport infrastructure are just some of the assets of the northwest Istria as a great destination for winter and spring preparations of football teams. The professional athletes will find everything they need for reaching top form – a quality and specially adjusted cuisine, accommodation in comfortable high category hotels and saunas, indoor pools and lavishly equipped gyms which add a special dimension to the training sessions. Great deals also include organisation of friendly matches with other teams ...

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