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New stadium of Olympique Lyon has been opened


Lyon - Parc OLLyon - Parc OLOlympique Lyon played their very first match in 2016 at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, their new stadium, and they beat Troyes 4-1. It was decided that a new stadium would be built only after it had been confirmed that France would host the 2016 European Championship. The Lyon stadium will provide venue for four group matches, a round-of-16 match and a semi-final match. With a capacity of nearly 60,000 seats it is the third largest stadium in France.

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Remembering Parkstadion, the former home ground of Schalke 04


Gelsenkirchen - ParkstadionGelsenkirchen - ParkstadionThe Parkstadion was the home ground of Schalke 04 from 1973 to 2001, when the German club from the coalmining city of Gelsenkirchen moved to a more modern stadium, the Veltins Arena. During the twenty years the Parkstadion was in use, it provided venue not only for football world cup matches, but also for concerts given by well-known musicians, like Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones or Pink Floyd.

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Chelsea to have a new stadium


London - Stamford BridgeLondon - Stamford BridgeA new stadium of Chelsea F.C. will be built on the site of the current one, Stamford Bridge. Its construction will cost about 500 million GBP. It will have three-tier stands and a capacity of 60,000 seats, which is about 20,000 more than the capacity of the present stadium. However, the increased capacity will not be the only alteration, as the plans also include redevelopment of the entire ground. World-famous architects from Basel (Herzog & de Meuron) are in charge of the project.

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Venues for Euro 2016 held in France

02.12.2015: In 2016 the 15th European Championship will be held in twelve French cities. The very first European Championship, taking place in 1960, was held in France as well. France hosted another European Championship in 1984, which means that in 2016 it will become the host country for the third time. So far only two countries hosted Euro twice – Italy (1968, 1980) and Belgium (1972, 2000).
 

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The most modern stadium in the Czech – Eden Arena


Prague - Eden ArenaPrague - Eden ArenaAnother stadium that will be presented on our website is the most modern stadium in the Czech Republic – the Eden Arena, originally named the Synot-Tip Arena, situated in the Prague district of Vršovice. The stadium, home of Slavia Prague and place for Super Cup 2013 (Bayern - Chelsea), was officially opened in 2008, in particular on May 7. On the occasion, Slavia played an exhibition match against Oxford University A.F.C, which Slavia won 5-0.

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Amsterdam Arena, the most modern arena at one time


Amsterdam ArenAAmsterdam ArenAThe multi-purpose Amsterdam ArenA has a capacity of 53,000 and is thus the largest stadium in the Netherlands. And at the time of its construction it was considered to be the most modern stadium in the world. Originally, a new stadium in Amsterdam was designed as a venue for the 1992 Summer Olympics. In the end, the Netherlands were not awarded the Olympics, so the plans for construction of an athletics stadium were abandoned.

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Tour of De Kuip, home ground of Feyenoord Rotterdam


Rotterdam - De KuipRotterdam - De KuipIt has been the home ground of one of the best-known Dutch clubs, Feyenoord Rotterdam – the famous De Kuip. In March the stadium celebrated its 78th anniversary. Although the club management presented an ambitious project to build a brand new stadium, it is clear that the legendary De Kuip will not be forgotten. It has left a permanent trace in the history of football. Plans for construction of De Kuip were devised in the 1930s, when the then President of the club Leen van Zandvliet came up with an idea of building a modern stadium, which would, unlike any other stadium in Europe, have two-tier stands.

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