German photographer Philipp Lohöfener shares a similar fetish in his series, Sports Fields. Lohofener does a great job capturing the depth of the deserted locations, with an urban luminosity both beautiful and brutal.
A great Calcio poster from way back when. Im guessing it must be around as Novara are in the picture. I also love the Lazio player (fascist salute?) and the Roma player who looks like he is about to wipe him out.