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Modernization of the Sevilla FC stadium done in three stages


Sevilla - Estadio R. S. PizjuánSevilla - Estadio R. S. Pizjuán02.11.2016: 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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Olympiastadion in Munich, former stadium of Bayern

 

Olympiastadion (1972 - 2005)Munich - Olympiastadion

30.10.2016: The Olympic Stadium, originally built to provide venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics, was the home ground of Bayern Munich from 1972 to 2005 - Bayern spent 33 long years playing their home matches at this stadium featuring a running track. Most of the 71,000 seats are covered with canopies made of acrylic glass, which are reminiscent of spider webs. Since a renovation completed in 2011 the stadium has been used for commercial purposes. Just like Allianz Arena today, the stadium was also used by both Munich teams - Bayern and Munich 1860.

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Municipal stadium in Ostrava witnessed football euphoria


Ostrava - Municipal stadiumOstrava - Municipal stadium25.10.2016: Quality football as well as an incomprehensible invasion of “fans” to the pitch – all this could be seen at a derby match between the Second League teams of Baník Ostrava and SFC Opava, played in September this year. A stadium filled to capacity, beautiful and original choreographies, fantastic atmosphere – all this contributed to an unforgettable football experience. Football connoisseurs might find it surprising that Baník Ostrava, a well-known Czech football club, plays in the Second League.

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Capacity of Liverpool’s Anfield increased to 54,000


Liverpool - Anfield (photo: Pituitry)Liverpool - Anfield (photo: Pituitry)17.10.2016: Anfield, the legendary stadium in Liverpool, has undergone renovation in the past two years – this was carried out to the Main Stand in particular. On the occasion, two tiers were added, increasing the capacity by 8,000 seats. However, before the redevelopment had begun, Liverpool had to deal with various problems and the beginning of renovation works had to be postponed. But now that all the problems have been solved, Anfield can offer space for more than 54,000 spectators. d being the sixth (capacity: 49,000).

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New CSKA Arena – the “highest” stadium in the world


Moscow - CSKA ArenaMoscow - CSKA Arena10.10.2016: The highest stadium in the world – this is one of the ways to describe the new CSKA Moscow stadium. The unique feature of the stadium is the 142-metre skyscraper, in which you can find a hotel and offices and which stands in the south-west corner of the stadium. Its slightly twisted design is reminiscent of the UEFA Cup – a trophy the CSKA Moscow team won in 2005. This victory inspired the club to think of building a new stadium for 30,000 spectators.

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The biggest stadium in Germany – Signal Iduna Park


Dortmund - Signal Iduna ParkDortmund - Signal Iduna Park27.09.2016: This may come as a surprise for some people, yet the biggest stadium in Germany is not to be found in Munich, the home of the Germany’s most famous club, Bayern, but it is located 600 kilometres away – in Dortmund. Welcome to the Signal Iduna Park. In the mid 1960s, more particularly in 1966 Borussia Dortmund was the first German club to win the Cup Winners’ Cup. It seems therefore logical that the Dortmund “bosses” started to think that the then existing Stadion Rote Erde was too small and plans for construction of a new stadium started to be put forward.

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The Dell, the former home of Southampton


Southampton - The DellSouthampton - The Dell14.09.2016: The Dell was the home ground of Southampton F.C. for more than a hundred years. In particular, it was between the years 1898 and 2001, when the club moved to their new home, St. Mary’s Stadium. In the 1880s Southampton played their home matches at the Antelope Ground, but in 1896 they were forced to move away, as the site was sold to property developers. The club then played for a short time at the County Cricket Ground, and in 1897 they announced the purchase of a plot of land where they would build a new stadium.

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