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Providence Park

9 May 2012 by

Key facts Club: Portland Timbers | Opening: 1926 | Capacity: 20,438 seats History and description Providence Park, until 2014 called Jeld-Wen Field, has been the home of the Portland Timbers since 2010. It got built in 1926, though sports have been played at the site since 1893. Providence Park officially […]

BBVA Compass Stadium Warms Up for Official Opening

7 May 2012 by

Last Saturday Houston Dynamo’s new BBVA Compass Stadium for the first time opened its doors for the players, media and fans. About 2,000 Dynamo supporters showed up for a training session of the team that was accompanied by a ribbon cutting and various speeches. The training session was a prelude […]

Chelsea submit bid for Battersea Station site

4 May 2012 by

Chelsea’s interest in the Battersea Power Station site as a potential location for a future new stadium has been no secret, but the club has now officially submitted a bid for the iconic site. From the press release on its official website: […]

Venlo city council approves new VVV stadium

26 April 2012 by

VVV Venlo has received planning permission for the construction of their proposed new stadium. The club from the South of the Netherlands is one of the few teams in the Dutch Eredivisie that still has a traditional stadium (De Koel), but will now follow the trend and move to a […]

Estadio Único Ciudad de la Plata

25 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: Club Estudiantes de la Plata | Opening: 2003 | Capacity: 42,000 History and description Estadio Único Ciudad de la Plata is a state-owned stadium in the city of La Plata that is currently the home of Estudiantes de la Plata. The first steps towards construction of a […]

Stade Auguste Delaune

25 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: Stade de Reims | Opening: 2008 | Capacity: 21,684 seats History and description Stade de Reims first made plans for a move to a new stadium in the late 1990s. It took several years of studies and planning until building works started in 2004. The new Stade […]

Weekly Attendance Report

25 April 2012 by

This attendance report will be the next-to-last of the season. After all, there are only a few more matches to play in most major leagues. We will then dedicate a few articles to some in-depth analyses of the attendances around Europe this season. But first, let’s have a look at […]

Fulham and Brighton push for stadium expansion [UPDATED]

24 April 2012 by

The Fulham Supporters’ Trust yesterday released a statement in which it called on the Hammersmith and Fulham Council to remain with its earlier commitment to endorse a new Riverside Stand, which will raise the capacity of Craven Cottage to about 30,000 seats. The Supporters’ Trust points at the support the […]

The Den

20 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: Millwall FC | Opening: 1993 | Capacity: 19,734 seats History and description The Den, previously called The New Den, was one of the first stadiums to be built following the Taylor Report and complying with the report’s recommendations. It replaced The Old Den, which was located in […]

Stade de Genève

20 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: Servette FC | Opening: 2003 | Capacity: 30,084 seats History and description Stade de Genève officially opened on the 16th of March 2003 with a match between Servette and Young Boys. Construction of the stadium had started two years earlier. The stadium came at a cost of […]

Aviva Stadium

20 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: none | Opening: 2010 | Capacity: 50,000 seats History and description The Aviva Stadium is the national stadium of Ireland and the standard playing venue of the Irish national team. It also hosts most of the nation’s major rugby matches. The Aviva Stadium was built on the […]

AS Roma hunting for new stadium site

20 April 2012 by

Soon after it became clear that AS Roma is seriously pursuing building a new stadium, more details are trickling out regarding the possible location for this stadium. About a month ago AS Roma hired real-estate consultants Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) to make a selection of suitable areas around the city. […]