Greuther Fürth cancel new stadium project

22 November 2012 by

Bundesliga side SpVgg Greuther Fürth have cancelled their plans to build a new stadium. Instead, the club announced an agreement with the owner of the site of the Trolli ARENA, their present home, to stay there until at least 2040. The Trolli ARENA, earlier called Sportplatz Ronhof, has been the […]

Stoke City seeks stadium expansion

18 November 2012 by

Stoke City have announced plans to expand the Britannia Stadium to a capacity of over 30,000 seats by building a stand in the currently empty south-east corner of the stadium. The club stated their intent to seek planning permission for the expansion, and at the same time [...]

Real Madrid delays Bernabéu decision

12 November 2012 by

Real Madrid have not taken a decision yet on the final design for a redeveloped Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. Just over a month ago, Real Madrid presented four proposals for a redeveloped Bernabéu and stated to expect to make a decision around this time, but sources within the club now indicate […]

Monthly construction update (Nov. 2012)

8 November 2012 by

It is time for a new journey along the construction sites of the world and see how works are progressing on a few stadiums. We always start with the next stadium to open, which is now the Grêmio Arena. It is set to open on the 8th of December with a show and a friendly match between [...]

New Vasco da Gama stadium in doubt after Olympic deal collapses

2 November 2012 by

When your competitors are building new stadiums all around you, you know you have to follow. Maracanã is (slowly) nearing completion further north, providing Flamengo and Fluminense with a new home, Botafogo already play at the new (though soulless) Engenhão, and all over the country new World Cup stadiums are […]

Weekly attendance facts

31 October 2012 by

This week’s attendance facts: The regular MLS season has ended, and it has been a good one. Attendances have gone up with 5.6% to an average of 18,807 per match. This is how the MLS compares to the European leagues. Most of the clubs saw increases in attendances, though a […]

Opening Friends Arena gives Sweden new national stadium

29 October 2012 by

On Saturday, Sweden proudly opened their new national stadium, the Friends Arena. No football was played yet though, as instead was chosen for a night of Swedish artists. The Friends Arena is Sweden’s first large modern arena, and is another example of what [...]

San Jose Earthquakes break ground with world record

22 October 2012 by

On Saturday, the San Jose Earthquakes officially broke ground on their new stadium, and to make it even more special this was done with a world record. The San Jose Earthquakes are one of the few Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs that have yet to move into a soccer-specific stadium. […]

Liverpool opts to stay at Anfield

15 October 2012 by

Liverpool have confirmed their plans to stay at Anfield, and as a result reject the option of building a new stadium at nearby Stanley Park. The announcement comes as little surprise for those who have followed the movements of the club in recent [...]

Fiorentina fans left in limbo on new stadium

12 October 2012 by

While many Italian clubs have made the news recently with new stadium plans, it has been relatively quiet surrounding those Fiorentina. That may not be a bad sign though, and the club may even be the first to follow Juventus and have spades in the ground. Or [...]

Weekly attendance facts

9 October 2012 by

This week’s attendance facts: there were a few clásicos around Europe last weekend, but while the one in Camp Nou predictably sold out, AC Milan was not able to fill San Siro for the derby with Inter. Despite a last sales push, the attendance of [...]

Wimbledon closing in on new stadium

5 October 2012 by

Wimbledon AFC have made another step towards a new stadium and a return to the Wimbledon area. The club received good new from the Merton Council, who reacted positive to the plans of the club to build a new stadium in place of the present Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium. [...]