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Saint Étienne Stadium modernized prior to EURO 2016


St. Étienne - Geoffroy GuichardSt. Étienne - Geoffroy Guichard20.06.2016: Two years prior to the 2016 European Championship the modernization of the stadium in Saint Étienne, one of the ten venues for the championship, was completed. Renovation works took three years, from June 2011 to July 2014, and resulted in a completely new look of the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. On the occasion, indoor facilities and all stands were renovated – the stands were expanded and new seats were installed there. As planned, there are 6,000 seats more, bringing the stadium capacity up to 41,148.

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Presentation of the Toulouse stadium – a venue for Euro 2016


Toulouse - Stadium MunicipalToulouse - Stadium Municipal13.06.2016: The Stadium Municipal in Toulouse is one of the ten stadiums, which will provide venue for EURO 2016. And it is this very stadium, nicknamed Mini Wembley on account of its original design, which will witness the first match of the Czech national team – against Spain on 13th June. The stadium, home ground of Toulouse FC, made history one year after its opening, as it provided venue for the 1938 World Cup, a third event of its kind.

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Presentation of the new EURO 2016 venue in Bordeaux


Nouveau Stade de BordeauxNouveau Stade de Bordeaux08.06.2016: Participants of the 2016 European Championship in France will have the chance to play at a brand new stadium in Bordeaux, which has a capacity of 42,000 and is called Nouveau Stade, “the New Stadium”. The stadium with a unique design has been the home ground of the local team, Girondins, since May 2015. It was built mainly to provide venue for EURO 2016 and the draws will show which teams will play there. The old stadium, Stade Chaban Delmas, which had a capacity of 34,000 and was built in 1924, did not meet UEFA requirements for a Euro venue.

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San Siro – the world famous giant from Milan


Milan - San Siro / G. MeazzaMilan - San Siro / G. Meazza28.05.2016: The San Siro stadium is the home of both AC Milan and Inter Milan. However, the Inter Milan fans call it the Giuseppe Meazza stadium. So let’s have a closer look at this giant stadium. San Siro, or Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, has an almost ideal location for a stadium – it is close to the city centre. You can reach the stadium by a bus, trolleybus, tram or underground several times a day. This means that every match played at San Siro is attended by tens of thousands of fans.

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Modernization of Lens stadium ahead of Euro 2016


Lens - Stade Bollaert-DelelisLens - Stade Bollaert-Delelis17.05.2016: In the eighty years of its history the Stade Bollaert-Delelis, which has been the home ground of RC Lens since its opening in 1933, has undergone several transformations. The last three major renovations were each carried out on the occasion of a major football tournament. The first one was the 1984 European Championship and the second one was the 1998 World Cup - during the second renovation the stadium was rebuilt in the English style, with four separate stands, made of reinforced concrete.

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Remembering the former stadium of Barcelona - Les Corts


Les Corts (1922 - 1957)Les Corts (1922 - 1957)12.05.2016: Camp de Les Corts was the home ground of FC Barcelona from 1922 to 1957, when the club moved to the Camp Nou, where they have been playing ever since. During the first ten years of its existence the Spanish club was moving from one place to another. They have finally settled at Camp del Carrer Indústria in 1909. As they were enjoying more and more success and were drawing a greater number of supporters the club decided to build a new stadium – Les Corts.

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Atlético Madrid is to move to a new stadium in 2017


Madrid - Estadio La PeinetaMadrid - Estadio La Peineta01.05.2016: Estadio La Peineta, originally planned to provide venue for the Olympics, will become the new home ground of Atlético Madrid in 2017. A new, giant arena, which will have a capacity of 74,000 seats, is now being built at the site of the original athletics stadium. Only the frame of the main stand of the original stadium will remain at the new one. The original Estadio la Peineta, built in 1994, 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.

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