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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 […]

Dinamo Stadium Makhachkala

12 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: none | Opened: 1927 | Capacity: 15,200 seats History and description Dinamo Stadium opened on the 31st of May 1927, underwent major renovations in 1968 and 2000, and smaller upgrades in 2010 and 2011. Dinamo Stadium was first the home of FC Dynamo Makhachkala and between 2006 […]

VTB Arena

12 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: FC Dynamo Moscow | Capacity: 33,000 seats | Scheduled opening: 2016 | Status: under construction Description The VTB Arena is the proposed new stadium of FC Dynamo. It has a planned capacity of 33,000 seats, which can be expanded to 45,000 if the stadium gets selected as […]

Trolli ARENA

12 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: SpVgg Greuther Fürth | Opening: 1910 | Capacity: 18,000 (8,500 standing) History and description The Trolli ARENA, then still called Sportplatz Ronhof, was built in the early 20th century. Greuther Fürth had been formed in 1906, but already one year later decided that they needed a proper […]

Estadio José Zorrilla

12 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: Real Valladolid CF | Opening: 1982 | Capacity: 26,512 seats History and description Estadio José Zorrilla was built to serve as a playing venue for the 1982 World Cup. It replaced the old Estadio José Zorrilla, which had served the club from 1940. The new stadium opened […]

Tele2 Arena

11 April 2012 by

Key facts Clubs: Hammarby IF and Djurgårdens Fotboll | Opening: 2013 | Capacity: 30,000 History and description The Tele2 Arena was built to provide the city of Stockholm with a new medium-size concert facility and to provide Hammarby IF with  a modern replacement for the aged Söderstadion. First plans for […]

Stade François Coty

11 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: AC Ajaccio | Opening: 1969 | Capacity: 10,660 seats History and description Stade François Coty, also referred to as Stade de Timizzolu, opened on the 1st of December 1969 with the derby between Ajaccio and Bastia. The stadium received several minor upgrades in the 2000s and a […]

Stadion Miejski w Kielcach

11 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: Korona Kielce | Opening: 2006 | Capacity: 15,500 seats History and description Stadion Miejski w Kielcach was built at the same site as Kielce’s old stadium. Construction of the new stadium started in 2004, and was completed two years later. Stadion Miejski w Kielcach officially opened on the […]

Bloomfield Road

10 April 2012 by

Key facts Club: Blackpool FC | Opening: 1889 | Capacity: 16,007 seats History and description Football had been played at the site of Bloomfield Road since 1887, when in 1899 a modest stadium was built. The first match at the new stadium was played on the 21st of October of […]