As a member of the oldest football club in Hengelo, it is also fun to look at the history of Hengelo football. With the help of the book "97 jaar voetbal in Twente" and the old newspaper reports in we learn a lot about the places where all the games were played.
1900 - 1920

The map below is approximately from 1905. The very first football field was on the Pruisische Veld, behind the water tower, approximately where the new Paus Joannes School now stands. A large number of clubs started there on a sandy and uneven field, including Tubantia. Tubantia first moved to Bornsestraat, then to 't Lansink, where glorious times were experienced. The small club DVS joined Tubantia.
The club Volharding and part of HVC merged to form Twenthe, which eventually merged again with the remaining part of HVC, thus creating HVV Hengelo, the second club to play football at a high level.
Two clubs were active on the Catholic front: Achilles'12 and Golto, then still in a separate association. In addition, there were also small clubs that only existed for a few years and whose location is (usually) also unknown: Oranje Nassau, Sparta, Juliana, Venus, Olympia, Butania, Hengelosche Boys and the total abstainer club Blauw Elf.
1920 - 1940

Football has become an established sport and Hengelo is growing rapidly. With the increase in the number of football players, the pillarization is also reinforced. After there was already the Catholic Achilles and Golto, with Blauw-Wit and B.E.G. (Bijen en Garven) two more Roman Catholic clubs. Golto just left the Catholic Union to join the T.V.B. Later there was also a Christian association: Juliana.
In addition, the workers also started to play in an organized manner: Wilhelminaschool belonged to the workers of Stork and Dikkers, NKS of the Katoenspinnerij, Ontwikkeling and later N.S.H. of the Staatsspoor and HVAV of the Nederlandse Arbeiders Sportbond. With HGOVV, there was also a short-lived teetotaler's association.
Also in the twenties a few "one day flies": V.E.L. (Vlug en Lenig), Cecilia and Brittania, clubs that only existed for one or two years and disappeared just as quickly due to a lack of players.
1940 - 1960

The wild growth is slowly disappearing and some larger clubs remain. However, the number of inhabitants is increasing and the existing associations are expanding, which leads to a shortage of fields. A number of municipal sports parks will be improved (Wilbert and Oelerweg/Breemarsweg), an extra site will be built at the Petroleumhaven and, as a highlight, a real stadium will be built: Veldwijk stadium!
One of the first professional clubs in the Netherlands will play there in 1954: the Twente Profs. This club of the 'wild' association does not even finish the season, but after that Tubantia will play professional football in the KNVB until 1967.
Two clubs will not live to see the 1960s: B.E.G. merges into Achilles'12 and G.O.L.T.O. becomes too small after all the wanderings in the city and disappears into Tubantia.
1960 - 1980

Hengelo grows in this period to 70,000 inhabitants and becomes a considerable city with many football players. The municipality is once again investing in a number of sports parks. Juliana'32 finally gets her own site on the Zwavertsweg after having roamed around all of Hengelo in 1963. After Tubantia has said goodbye to professional football, she continues to play on the side pitches next to the stadium. And eventually Wilhelmina School finally gets its own sports park: from 1979 the entire club plays at the Vikkerhoek.
Two new clubs see the light of day: in 1965 an A-team separates from B.W.O. and forms the basis of the new club ATC'65, which will eventually play at a new sports park near Groot Driene. Also, a group of footballers of Turkish descent has a growing need to play together and they form SC Barbaros in 1979.
1980 - heden

The period after 1980 is mainly characterized by relocations and/or renovations of the sports parks. First of all, there is one club too many to survive in the aging Hengelo-South, while a new neighborhood is being created in Hengelo-North. Tubantia chooses to leave the Veldwijk and will play on 't Rot at the Bijenkorf sports park.
the vacant site in the Veldwijk offers nice space for the growing Barbaros, which can therefore leave the Breemarsweg (this sports park will disappear for new construction plans).
In 1990 a (small) club disappears: N.S.H. that belonged to the staff association of the Railways and from the 1950s always had a team in the TVB, then plays its last game.
Ultimately, two clubs at Groot Driene are too much: in 2000, ATC'65 moves to the new sports park on the Slangenbeek.