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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. […]

Estadio José Rico Pérez

20 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: Hércules de Alicante CF | Opening: 1974 | Capacity: 29,500 seats History and description Estadio José Rico Pérez replaced Hércules’ old Campo de la Viña. It was a project of ambitious club president José Rico Pérez, who decided that the club needed to built a new stadium […]

New York Stadium Nearing Completion

19 April 2012 by

The New York Stadium, not located in New York City but in England’s Rotherham, is steadily nearing completion. The opening of the stadium will be eagerly anticipated by Rotherham fans who currently have to travel to their temporary home in Sheffield every other week after the club left Millmoor in […]

Benteler-Arena

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 […]