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Amsterdam Arena after renovation in 2020

Amsterdam - Amsterdam ArenaAmsterdam - Amsterdam Arena16.01.2017: The Ajax stadium, built in 1996, was considered to be one of the most modern arenas in the world at that time. To preserve its reputation as one of the most modern grounds in the world, it has to undergo some changes from time to time. And that is why Ajax presented their project of a progressive redevelopment of the arena which will go on until 2020. Another reason for launching the project is the fact that Amsterdam intends to be one of the venues for the 2020 World Cup.

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The Luzhniki stadium renovation to be completed as scheduled in 2017

Moscow - Luzhniki StadiumMoscow - Luzhniki Stadium10.01.2017: The principal venue for the 2018 World Cup will be the renovated Luzhniki stadium, which will, among other matches, host the final on 8th July. Those were the main reasons for the major renovation of the largest Russian stadium, the home ground of Spartak Moscow until recently. In 2014 the club moved to the newly built Otkritie Arena, which will provide another venue for the World Cup. Moscow will be the only city, in which matches will be played at two stadiums.

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The River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires to be renovated

Buenos Aires - El MonumentalBuenos Aires - El Monumental03.01.2017: Since 2013 Atlético River Plate, the most successful Argentinian football club, based in Buenos Aires, has been considering renovating their stadium. However, it is yet uncertain when the project will be launched. It is also possible that the project will not get any further than “being under consideration” and will remain merely a promise made by politicians before elections. Let us hope that for the sake of River Plate fans the renovation will be carried out in the end.

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Britannia Stadium, the stylish name of the Stoke City stadium is no longer used

Stoke on Trent - bet365 StadiumStoke on Trent - bet365 Stadium22.12.2016: Since its opening in 1997 the Stoke City stadium has had a stylish name – Britannia Stadium. In June 2016 the gambling company Bet365 got a naming-rights deal for the next six years. The company also agreed to redevelop the stadium in 2017. This will mainly concern the increase in capacity by 1,800 seats, achieved by building a corner stand in the east part of the stadium. After the redevelopment, the Bet365 Stadium will hold 30,000 spectators.

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Akyazi Stadi, the future home ground of Trabzonspor

Trabzon - Akyazi StadiTrabzon - Akyazi Stadi10.12.2016: 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.

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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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