Real Madrid showcases four proposals for redeveloped Bernabéu

3 October 2012 by

At the end of last Sunday’s member’s assembly, Real Madrid chairman Florentina Pérez had a little surprise for the socios. These were four models of four different proposals for the redevelopment of Estadio Santiago Bernabéu. The models had been vigorously kept secret [...]

Russia announces 2018 World Cup host cities

1 October 2012 by

Russia and FIFA have revealed the eleven host cities that will form part of the 2018 World Cup. They did this on Saturday during a ceremony in Moscow. There will be eleven host cities, but twelve playing venues as Moscow will provide two venues. The cities have [...]

Monthly construction update (Sep. 2012)

28 September 2012 by

It is more of a bi-monthly construction update at the moment, but we have again collected some photos of the stadium that are currently under construction. Earlier editions can be found here, here, and here. We start with a stadium that is almost [...]

Vitesse may consider building a new stadium

27 September 2012 by

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that Vitesse owner and chairman Merab Jordania is currently working on secret plans to build a new stadium for the club. The news comes somewhat as a surprise as Vitesse play their matches at the reasonably new and still modern GelreDome. The stadium, equipped with […]

No fixed date set for resumption of Nuevo Mestalla works

19 September 2012 by

The story of Valencia’s Nuevo Mestalla is one of ups and downs. In the last year we have twice reported on good news and renewed hope that construction of the new stadium may finally resume again, but this is every time followed by a setback. What’s more, the latest [...]

Weekly attendance facts

17 September 2012 by

The week’s attendances facts: Reading, Southampton, and West Ham replaced Blackburn, Bolton, and Wolves in the Premier League this year, and the result is a steep increase of the PL’s occupancy rate. The three new teams all (close to) sell out their home matches, with the consequence that now 95% […]

Saint-Etienne opens new Kop Nord stand

17 September 2012 by

On Saturday, Saint-Etienne concluded the first stage of the redevelopment of Stade Geoffroy-Guichard with the opening of the new Charles Paret stand. The Charles Paret stand, more commonly referred to as Kop Nord, was rebuilt over the last year and will once again become the home of Saint-Etienne’s most fanatic […]

Aarau presents another round of stadium plans

14 September 2012 by

FC Aarau has once again presented plans for the construction of a new stadium, and is full of confidence that this time they may actually get realised. Aarau has long tried to built a new home that can replace the old and dilapidated Stadion Brügglifeld, which [...]

Carlisle faces rethink on new stadium

12 September 2012 by

Carlisle United’s plans for a new stadium took a hit when a council report concluded that the town does not need the retail development that is planned alongside the new stadium. Carlisle proposed a new 12,000 all-seater stadium in the Kingmoor area in the north of the town last year, […]

New stadiums in sight for Northern Ireland

10 September 2012 by

The quest for a new Northern Ireland national stadium is one of those new stadium stories that goes back a long time and never seems to end. Most will be familiar with Northern Ireland’s current home, Windsor Park. It is definitely a stadium with [...]

Feyenoord chooses for a new Kuip

6 September 2012 by

Feyenoord has chosen to build an entirely new stadium next to its current stadium De Kuip. In recent months, the club had been investigating two different options proposed by consortia led by construction firms, but today announced that they have chosen the [...]

Weekly attendance facts

4 September 2012 by

This week’s attendances facts: The first two playing rounds of the Bundesliga suggest that the league’s attendances won’t be breaking any records this year. The average is down 4,000, though this is more due to the new entrants than the remaining teams. Things should pick up though once Fortuna Düsseldorf […]