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The third division club in Erfurt present their stadium


Erfurt - SteigerwaldstadionErfurt - Steigerwaldstadion24.07.2016: In November 2014 a project aimed at renovation of Steigerwaldstadion was conceived. The stadium is the home ground of Rot-Weiß Erfurt, a third division German football club. The historical and university city of Erfurt, with a population of more than 200,000 people, is situated in the heart of Germany. It is worth mentioning that football is not the only popular sport in Erfurt, athletics is well-liked too and that is why the Steigerwaldstadion will retain the athletics track after the renovation.

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Allianz Stadion, the new home ground of Rapid Wien


Wien - Allianz StadionWien - Allianz Stadion21.07.2016: The new stadium of Rapid Wien was officially opened on Saturday, 16th July 2017, in a grand style. On the occasion, the home team, Rapid Wien, played Chelsea F.C. (2:0), a football giant from England. Fans could enjoy the first league match one week later, when Rapid played SV Ried in the 2016/2017 season opening match. And a few days later, a UEFA Europa League qualifying match was played there.

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How Estádio da Luz, home of Benfica, changed over time


Lisboa - Estádio da LuzLisboa - Estádio da Luz18.07.2016: The Estádio da Luz had been the home ground of the Portuguese club Benfica Lisbon for more than fifty years before it was replaced by a new stadium, bearing the same name, in 2003. The construction of the stadium, also known as the Estádio de Carnide, was begun in July 1953. It was inaugurated a year later, on 1st December, with a match between Benfica and Porto (1-3). The initial capacity of the Estádio da Luz was 50,000 but when the third tier was built, the capacity increased to 80,000.

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History of Philips Stadion, the one and only home of PSV Eindhoven


Eindhoven - Philips StadionEindhoven - Philips Stadion14.07.2016: The second most successful team in the history of Dutch football, PSV Eindhoven, have been playing their matches at Philips Stadion, formerly known as Philips Sportpark, since the club was founded in 1913. At first, there was merely a pitch, and in 1915 a wooden stand was added, which could hold 550 spectators. Seventeen years later, the stadium capacity was increased to 900. The Phillips Sportpark, as it was then called, became a real stadium in 1941 when it was turned into an athletics stadium with a capacity of 18,000.

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Stade de France – the main venue for the 2016 European Championship


Paris - Stade de FranceParis - Stade de France10.07.2016: The French national stadium, situated north of the centre of Paris, in the district of Saint-Denis, was built principally to provide venue for the 1998 World Cup. With a capacity of 81,000 seats it became the largest stadium in France and the main venue for the World Cup matches. The stadium hosted nine matches, including the opening match and the final. It will play a similar role during EURO 2016.

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Modernization of Park des Princes ahead of Euro 2016


Paris - Parc des PrincesParis - Parc des Princes08.07.2016: The Parc des Princes, or Park of the Princes, is the home ground of Paris Saint-Germain. The club has been playing there since 1974, which was four years after PSG had been started. The Parc des Princes, originally a multi-purpose venue, was built in 1897, and like most stadiums at that time it had a cycle track. The track was part of the stadium until 1967, when it hosted the final stage of the Tour de France for the last time. Five years later, a brand new stadium with a capacity of 48,700 was built on the site of the “vélodrome”.

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