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19 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: SC Paderborn 07 | Opening: 2008 | Capacity: 15,000 (9,200 standing) History and description The Benteler-Arena officially opened on the 20th of July 2008 with a friendly between Paderborn and Borussia Dortmund. SC Paderborn first announced plans for the construction of a new stadium in 2001, and […]

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

19 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: Colorado Rapids | Opening: 2007 | Capacity: 18,000 History and description Dick’s Sporting Goods Park officially opened on the 7th of April 2007 with a league match between the Colorado Rapids and DC United. It had taken 18 months for the stadium to get built. The complex […]

Stade Gaston-Gérard

19 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: Dijon FCO | Opening: 1934 | Capacity: 16,098 History and description Stade Gaston-Gérard opened on the 19th of May 1934 as Parc des Sports and could at that time hold about 10,000 spectators. The stadium got renamed in 1969 in honour of former deputy mayor of Dijon […]

Stadio Olimpico di Torino

18 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: Torino FC | Opening: 1933 | Capacity: 25,300 seats History and description Stadio Olimpico di Torino, previously called Stadio Comunale, got built in the 1930s to serve as the host of the Littoriali Games (organised by the Fascist Party) and World Student Games. Stadio Comunale officially opened […]

Work behind the scenes on new AS Roma stadium

18 April 2012 by

A recently tweeted photo by AS Roma CEO Mark Pannes has confirmed that the club is currently working hard on realising a new stadium. The photo shows three men looking at a wall full of stadium photos and was accompanied by the following […]

Poznań 2012 Venue Guide

18 April 2012 by

Orientation One could call Poznań a typical Polish city: a beautiful historic centre, a river flowing through it, plenty of parks and green areas, and vast suburbs full of apartment blocks. Poznań is arguably a touch less beautiful than a Krakow or Wrocław, it lacks the spectacular high-rise and dynamic […]

Estádio Nacional de Brasília Mané Garrincha

17 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: – | Opening: 2013 | Capacity: 71,412 seats History and description Estádio Nacional de Brasília Mané Garrincha is Brazil’s recently opened new national stadium in the city of Brasilia. It is one of the selected playing venues of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Construction of the stadium […]

St Mirren Park

17 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: St Mirren FC | Opening: 2009 | Capacity: 8,023 seats History and description When St Mirren had gotten into considerable debt in the early 2000s, they found a solution by selling the land of their Love Street Stadium to retail developers, and proposing a new stadium at […]

The KC Stadium

17 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: Hull City | Opening:  2002 | Capacity: 25,586 seats History and description The KC Stadium replaced Hull’s old stadium Boothferry Park. First plans for the construction of a new stadium were made in the late 1990s, and building works started in 2001. The stadium officially opened on […]

Stade Abbé Deschamps

16 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: AJ Auxerre | Opening: 1918 | Capacity: 21,379 seats History and description Stade Abbé Deschamps opened on the 13th of October 1918, but it took until 1930 for a first proper stand to be built. At that time, the stadium was still called Stade de la Route […]

Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium

13 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: Aris FC | Opening: 1951 | Capacity: 22,800 seats History and description Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium, also referred to as Harilaou, opened on the 6th of November 1951. It was initially called Aris Stadium, but was renamed in 2004 after an ex-player of the club. At the same […]


13 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: Fortuna Düsseldorf | Opening: 1926 | Closing: 2002 | Final capacity: 55,850 | Maximum capacity: 68,000 Description The Rheinstadion was for years one of Germany’s prime football stadiums and in its last 30 years the home of Fortuna Düsseldorf 1895. The Rheinstadion was built in the mid […]