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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 […]

Stadio Alberto Braglia

13 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: Modena FC | Opening: 1936 | Capacity: 21,151 seats History and description Stadio Alberto Braglia opened on the 11th of October 1936 with a match between Modena and Cremonese (0-0). The stadium was first named after Cesare Marzari, an ex-player who had died in the African War, […]

Monthly construction update (April 2012)

13 April 2012 by

Works are currently being performed on tens of stadiums around the world. To keep you up-to-date with the progress we will each month present you with a series of photos that show you how things stand.  Here is our first series: Houston Dynamo’s BBVA Compass Stadium is close to completion. […]

Weekly Attendance Report

13 April 2012 by

This week’s attendance report has come out slightly later than normal as we decided to include both the weekend’s and the mid-week’s playing. We’ve also decided to make the attendance report a biweekly feature (i.e. once every two weeks), which means that the next one come out in a week-and-a-half. […]

PPL Park

12 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: Philadelphia Union | Opening: 2010 | Capacity 18,500 seats History and description PPL Park was built as a soccer-specific stadium for Major League Soccer expansion team Philadelphia Union. At the same time it was expected to serve as a catalyst for revitalising the Chester waterfront area. Construction […]