Sunday sees FC Gifu take on Shimizu S-Pulse at Nagaragawa Memorial Centre. After Tuesday’s draw at high flying Machida Zelvia, Ramos’ men face another big test in a run full of them (after S-Pulse, Gifu face Okayama then JEF United).
The game promises to be an exciting one, but there are other events going on at the game. Here is a taste of what is going on on Sunday afternoon/evening:
FC Gifu family festival:
If families are going, the kids can have fun before the game in the ball pool. That is open from 3:00pm. Also, if the weather is good, kids can go in battery powered cars – dodgems, if you will. Oh, that’s free!
Mino area promotion
Located just to the north of Gifu city, the Mino-kamo area, and Mino city will have booths to promote themselves. Supporters can try the Mino-kamo Yaki-soba….
and various other items from the area. My personal favourite is the ice cream Monaca. Well worth a try!
Lots of opportunites to get free stuff, including clear files, snacks, pin badges etc. Can’t complain if you get them for free, right?
And if you are still hungry before the game, head to the food court where there is plenty of local specialities including Hida croquettes, Gifu Grand Hotel curry, Kei-chan chicken etc.
How to get there:
Car – head north of the Nagara river towards the Nagaragawa Memorial Complex. There is various parking areas around the stadium, but they can get full pretty quickly.
There is a park & ride scheme that operates from the Obusa parking area (opposite the Gifu Grand Hotel) and it is free. It starts 3 hours before KO, so in this instance it will start at 3pm.
Public transport – take the bus from JR Gifu station bus area stop number 11. Get on the “Gifu loop bus” (岐阜市内ループ) and get off at Gifu Memorial Centre Kita (岐阜メモリアルセンター北).
(If you get the bus from JR Gifu station, you will a) see supporters, so just follow them and b) bus company staff at stops 10 & 11. Ask them, and they can help you. The journey will cost ¥210.
See you there!!!