Cagliari debuts at Stadio Is Arenas behind closed doors

3 September 2012 by

The story of Cagliari and their stadium problems is one of many chapters, and just when it seemed to have been concluded, it started all over again a few weeks ago. It all goes back to the second half of last season, when the conflict between the club and [...]

Your guide to the Champions League venues

30 August 2012 by

In case you like to click around the venues that we will be seeing in the Champions League this year, here is the overview. The final will be played once more at Wembley Stadium. Group A    FC Porto Estádio do Dragão  FC Dynamo Kiev NSC Olimpiyskiy  Paris Saint-Germain Parc […]

Aberdeen Arena in jeopardy after council vote

27 August 2012 by

Everything seemed done and dusted. The Aberdeen city council had approved Aberdeen’s new stadium, and even though the club had postponed the start of construction, there was little doubt that they would move into a new home in the summer of 2014. Then, everything changed last Thursday when another council […]

Sunny times ahead for Rotherham in New York Stadium

20 August 2012 by

The last decade has been quite the roller coaster ride for Rotherham United. Successive promotions had brought the club to the Championship by the start of the new millennium, but in 2005 it went all downhill again. Relegation to League 1 was followed by [...]

Lille opens Grand Stade with full house

18 August 2012 by

For years, the attendances of Lille have been a source of mockery for the rest of France. Of course, first Stade Grimonprez-Jooris and later Stade Lille-Métropole were poor homes, but a city the size of Lille, with over a million inhabitants, surely should [...]

MLS closes in on new stadium deal in Queens

15 August 2012 by

Things work slightly different in the US Major League Soccer (MLS) than in Europe. Which results in the recent reports that the MLS is about to built a new $300 million stadium for a yet-to-be-decided club. We have earlier reported on the search of the MLS for a site in […]

Rot-Weiss Essen open their new home

14 August 2012 by

While most German Bundesliga clubs are already playing in new modern arenas, the trend is now slowly trickling down to Germany’s lower leagues. In the last few years, new stadiums have opened in, among others, Ingolstadt, Aachen, Dresden, and Paderborn, and we recently reported on the new stadium of Kickers […]

La “U” raises fans’ hopes of new stadium

10 August 2012 by

La “U”s fans have been dreaming of playing in a new club-owned stadium for years. Projects have come and gone, and a new one has recently come again, which means hope that their dream may finally come true. Club Universidad de Chile [...]

Inter reach deal with Chinese on new stadium

6 August 2012 by

FC Inter have reached a deal with a group of Chinese investors that will give the Chinese a minority stake in the club, and which has to lead to the construction of a new stadium. The deal was described by Massimo Moratti, president and main shareholder of Inter, as [...]

Real Madrid reach for the sky

2 August 2012 by

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez is not one for modest ambitions. While his galácticos have to bring successes on the pitch, he himself is busy to create legacy by turning Estadio Santiago Bernabéu into one of the world’s most modern arenas. These plans [...]

Allianz adds its name to another two stadiums

31 July 2012 by

German insurance firm Allianz has expanded the “Allianz Family of Stadiums” with another two naming rights deals. Last week, they announced that Nice’s new stadium will carry the exotic name Allianz Riviera, and at the same time that London rugby club Saracens FC will play at the newly renovated Allianz […]

Fulham given green light for Craven Cottage expansion

27 July 2012 by

Fulham has been granted planning permission for the expansion of the Riverside Stand. The decision followed a hearing of the Hammersmith and Fulham borough council on Thursday. The redevelopment involves the construction of a second tier on top of the Riverside Stand, the creation of further hospitality facilities, and the […]