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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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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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