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New Tottenham stadium under construction, to be completed in 2018

London - New Tottenham StadiumLondon - New Tottenham Stadium01.12.2016: After years of planning and negotiating Tottenham Hotspur began construction of their new stadium at the beginning of 2016. The present stadium, White Hart Lane, has a capacity of 36,200 seats. After two years of construction, the New Tottenham Stadium, with a capacity of 61,000 seats, will be ready to replace the present stadium. Thanks to its capacity the Spurs’ new home ground will be the third stadium in London which has a capacity of more than 60,000 seats, and the second largest stadium in Premier League.

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No new stadium in Gibraltar to be built yet

Gibraltar - Europa PointGibraltar - Europa Point21.11.2016: The new stadium project, initiated by the Gibraltar Football Association, has fallen through. The stadium, with a capacity of 8,000, was to be built in the vicinity of the lighthouse on the South tip of the Rock of Gibraltar, called Europa Point. However no new stadium will be built on the site, currently housing a cricket field. The project has been scrapped due to a petition against construction of a stadium on one of the last open spaces in Gibraltar as it would spoil the panoramic view of the Strait between Spain and Morocco.

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Renovation of Celta Vigo stadium (2015 - 2018)

Vigo - Novo BalaídosVigo - Novo Balaídos14.11.2016: Celta Vigo, a football club from the North-West of Spain, is planning to renovate completely their stadium. The reconstruction of the Balaidos stadium has been underway since February 2015. Only the main stand will remain the same, without any major changes. The renovation works are supposed to be finished in 2018 and the new stadium, formerly oval-shaped, will have new stands behind the goals, close to the pitch. However, the capacity will not change significantly – it will be 31,100, which is about a thousand less than before the renovation.

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A new stadium to be built for Dinamo Bucureşti in Romania

Bucharest - Parcul Sportiv Din.Bucharest - Parcul Sportiv Din.06.11.2016: The second most successful football club in Romania – Dinamo Bucureşti – can look forward to a new stadium. A new arena, with a capacity of 30,000, called Parcul Sportiv Dinamo will be built on the site of the current Stadionul Dinamo, built in 1951. Construction should begin in 2017 and two years later, it should be completed. Fans can look forward to a football-only stadium, with two-tier stands built along the pitch. 30,000 seats, in red – the club colour, will be installed there.

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Modernization of the Sevilla FC stadium done in three stages

Sevilla - Estadio R. S. PizjuánSevilla - Estadio R. S. Pizjuán02.11.2016: In 2015 the Sevilla FC stadium - Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán - underwent major modernization. Even though the stadium does not resemble modern arenas, which are being built nowadays, the renovation did improve the stadium facilities. Architects of new arenas typically deal with retractable roofs or moveable pitches, whereas the owners of the Andalusian club had different plans, given their financial possibilities. It was only the main stand that was covered by roof prior the modernization and this has not changed after it.

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Olympiastadion in Munich, former stadium of Bayern


Olympiastadion (1972 - 2005)Munich - Olympiastadion

30.10.2016: The Olympic Stadium, originally built to provide venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics, was the home ground of Bayern Munich from 1972 to 2005 - Bayern spent 33 long years playing their home matches at this stadium featuring a running track. Most of the 71,000 seats are covered with canopies made of acrylic glass, which are reminiscent of spider webs. Since a renovation completed in 2011 the stadium has been used for commercial purposes. Just like Allianz Arena today, the stadium was also used by both Munich teams - Bayern and Munich 1860.

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