The train travels right between the spectators and the players on the pitch in front of them
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Amazing viral video of the Slovakian football ground that has a steam TRAIN running through it that passes between the players and spectators

  • The narrow-gauge  rail line was built during World War I to transport wood
  • The stadium was added later and with space at a premium, included the line
  • Trains stopped running in 1982 when the engine failed, leaving just the stadium
  • However it was later revived as a tourist attraction and trains run every day 

Social media has gone wild over a viral video of a steam train chugging directly through a football stadium in Slovakia while players carry on with their game right beside the tracks.

In one of the most unusual scenes you will ever see at a football stadium, the railway line is positioned between the spectator stands and the pitch at the home stadium of Slovakian amateur team, TJ Tatran Čierny Balog.

While the locals and the spectators are perfectly used to the train trundling through and blanketing them in smoke, social media users have been left aghast.

The train travels right between the spectators and the players on the pitch in front of them

The train travels right between the spectators and the players on the pitch in front of them

‘Seems like this train going through the stadium while the children are playing would be dangerous,’ one posted.

‘It’s raised level isn’t it? Hard to tell in video but I just imagined a slide tackle gone wrong,’ posted another.

‘They also lead the world in soccer players being hit by trains,’ one joked.

Players get ready for a free kick, setting a wall and completely ignoring the sight of a train

Players get ready for a free kick, setting a wall and completely ignoring the sight of a train

Wood was transported between Cierny Balog and Hronec by the historic narrow-gauge railway built before the football pitch in 1914.

Cierny Balog, where the train passes, is one of the biggest municipalities that played a leading role in defeating the Nazis during World War II by organising an anti-Nazi uprising. 

Fans in the stand wave to the tourists on the train as it travels through their stadium

Fans in the stand wave to the tourists on the train as it travels through their stadium

The railroad stopped working in 1982 and for a peaceful decade the players and spectators enjoyed the stadium all to themselves.

However the train was revamped as a tourist attraction so now curious visitors to Slovakia roll through the stadium daily.

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