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Akyazi Stadi, the future home ground of Trabzonspor


Trabzon - Akyazi StadiTrabzon - Akyazi Stadi29.08.2016: The series of new stadiums built in Turkey continues. Another new football arena is about to be opened. After the fans of Galatasaray, Bursaspor, and Besiktas, it is now the Trabzonspor fans who can look forward to a new stadium. The construction of the new Akyazi Stadi began in 2013, on an artificially created land near the Black Sea in the Ayazi district, west of the city of Trabzon. Originally, it was expected that the stadium, which is to have a capacity of 42,000 spectators, be completed before the start of the 2015/2016 season, but it was not. It is however possible that it will be completed sometime in 2016.

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The legendary Czech stadium - Za Luzankami

Za Lužánkami (1953-2001)Za Luzankami (1953 - 2001)

23.08.2016: The legendary Stadion Za Luzankami was built in 1949-1953 in Brno, the second biggest city in the Czech Republic. In the 1960s and 1970s a new stand was built, thus bringing the stadium capacity to 50,000. There were mostly standing areas and Luzanky was often packed to capacity. It was common that matches were watched by 30,000 spectators. However, as time went by no renovation works were carried out and the stadium failed to meet the norms applied to first league stadiums and it was eventually closed in 2001. It came back to life in June 2015 when Petr Svancara, a former Zbrojovka Brno player, played his farewell match at Za Luzankami.

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West Ham now playing at the Olympic stadium


London - Olympic StadiumLondon - Olympic Stadium18.08.2016: The Olympic or London Stadium, with a capacity of 80,000 seats, became the home ground of West Ham United F.C. at the beginning of the 2016/2017 season. The club applied for tenancy of the stadium, built as a venue for the 2012 Summer Olympics, before the stadium was even built. That is why the stadium was designed so as to be easily adapted to the needs of West Ham, a Premier League club. What they particularly needed was a lower capacity and closer contact between players and fans. This was achieved by lowering the roof and installing a retractable lower seating area.

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Parken Stadium, the largest and most modern stadium in Denmark


Copenhagen - Parken StadiumCopenhagen - Parken Stadium11.08.2016: The Parken Stadium, or Telia Parken, as it is currently called, is the largest and most modern stadium in Denmark, boasting even of a retractable roof. In July 2014 the name of the stadium was changed, following a sponsorship agreement with Telia Sonera, a telephone company. Telia Parken is, quite obviously, located in the Danish capital city and is the home ground of FC Copenhagen, one of the most successful Danish football clubs.

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A new stadium of Cagliari Calcio to be built in Sardinia


Cagliari - Nuovo Stadio CagliariCagliari - Nuovo Stadio Cagliari05.08.2016: After having played in the second league for a year, Cagliari Calcio, the football club from the island of Sardinia, has returned to Serie A. And this is not the only reason for celebration. Cagliari fans can look forward to a brand new stadium, which should be built in 2019 on the site of the current Stadio Sant'Elia. The old stadium, built in 1970, has long fallen short of the Italian Serie A standard. There are plenty of old and unsightly stadiums with a running track, just like the one in Cagliari, on the Italian Peninsula. However, at Stadio Sant'Elia the fans were forced to sit on three assembled stands for several years.

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Modernization of the Sevilla FC stadium done in three stages


Sevilla - Estadio R. S. PizjuánSevilla - Estadio R. S. Pizjuán01.08.2016: 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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