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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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The legendary Czech stadium - Za Luzankami

Za Lužánkami (1953-2001)Za Luzankami (1953 - 2001)

23.08.2016: The legendary Stadion Za Luzankami was built in 1949-1953 in Brno, the second biggest city in the Czech Republic. In the 1960s and 1970s a new stand was built, thus bringing the stadium capacity to 50,000. There were mostly standing areas and Luzanky was often packed to capacity. It was common that matches were watched by 30,000 spectators. However, as time went by no renovation works were carried out and the stadium failed to meet the norms applied to first league stadiums and it was eventually closed in 2001. It came back to life in June 2015 when Petr Svancara, a former Zbrojovka Brno player, played his farewell match at Za Luzankami.

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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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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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How Estádio da Luz, home of Benfica, changed over time


Lisboa - Estádio da LuzLisboa - Estádio da Luz18.07.2016: The Estádio da Luz had been the home ground of the Portuguese club Benfica Lisbon for more than fifty years before it was replaced by a new stadium, bearing the same name, in 2003. The construction of the stadium, also known as the Estádio de Carnide, was begun in July 1953. It was inaugurated a year later, on 1st December, with a match between Benfica and Porto (1-3). The initial capacity of the Estádio da Luz was 50,000 but when the third tier was built, the capacity increased to 80,000.

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History of Philips Stadion, the one and only home of PSV Eindhoven


Eindhoven - Philips StadionEindhoven - Philips Stadion14.07.2016: The second most successful team in the history of Dutch football, PSV Eindhoven, have been playing their matches at Philips Stadion, formerly known as Philips Sportpark, since the club was founded in 1913. At first, there was merely a pitch, and in 1915 a wooden stand was added, which could hold 550 spectators. Seventeen years later, the stadium capacity was increased to 900. The Phillips Sportpark, as it was then called, became a real stadium in 1941 when it was turned into an athletics stadium with a capacity of 18,000.

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