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Venues for the 2014 World Cup Brazil - Maracana

Rio de Janeiro - MaracanaRio de Janeiro - MaracanaThe Maracana stadium, which was extensively renovated in 2010 – May 2013, is the main venue for the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil. The top-level match to be played at the Maracana stadium is the 2014 World Cup final. In the past, the 1950 World Cup final was played there, and Uruguay then defeated Brazil 2:1. There were 199,854 spectators watching the final at the stadium, which is a record number. It is certain that this record will not be beaten. The modernized Maracana stadium has a capacity of up to 78,838. Nevertheless, it is still one of the biggest stadiums in the World Cup history.

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Construction of a new stadium in Bordeaux for Euro 2016

Bordeaux - Stade AtlantiqueBordeaux - Stade AtlantiqueThe new Stade Bordeaux Atlantique is supposed to be one of the most original stadiums, which will provide venue for the Euro 2016 hosted by France. The stadium, which should hold 42,052 spectators, was designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron and will be opened in 2015. It was first suggested that the stadium should be named “Atlantic”, and later Grand Stade de Bordeaux. However, it seems that the stadium will bear the commercial name of the company, which will invest in the construction.

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New stadium under construction in Madrid

Madrid - Estadio la PeinetaMadrid - Estadio la PeinetaThe stadium, which is being built in Madrid, on the site of the original athletics Estadio la Peineta, was supposed to be the main venue for the 2016 summer Olympics, or the 2020 summer Olympics. However, in neither year Spain was awarded the Olympics. The 2016 Olympics will take place in Brazil and the 2020 Olympics were awarded to Japan. Nevertheless, the new stadium has been under construction since 2011 and should be completed in 2015.

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Renovation of Udinese Calcio stadium

Udine - Stadio FriuliUdine - Stadio FriuliFollowing a request submitted by one of the visitors of our website,, we are presenting some information about the renovation of the Stadio Friuli, the home of the Italian team Udinese Calcio. The renovation works began in June 2013 and are supposed to be terminated in September 2014. The stadium should newly hold nearly 29,884 spectators, which means that the capacity would be decreased by about 12,000.

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Allianz Arena – one of the most modern stadiums

Munich - Allianz ArenaMunich - Allianz ArenaThe Allianz Arena is one of the most modern and amazing football stadiums in the world. Let’s look a bit closer at the home stadium of Bayern Munich. The Allianz Arena is still a “baby” compared to other European super stadiums. It was opened on 30 May 2005, its age can therefore be counted on the fingers of both hands. Yet, over such a short time the arena witnessed many football events. It hosted the 2006 World Cup or the recent final match of the Champions League, which will bring many more sleepless nights to some members of the Bayern management.

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A long construction of Valencia’s new stadium

Valencia - Nou MestallaValencia - Nou MestallaThe construction of the new stadium of Valencia CF – Nou Mestalla is getting longer and longer to complete. The construction of the stadium, built on the site of a former factory, began already in 2007 and by 2009 the basic concrete structure has been completely built. Then the construction works were suspended for financial reasons. By the end of 2011 the club announced that, following an agreement with the bank, the construction of the stadium will be completed and the property of the old Mestalla stadium will go to the bank.

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