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Remembering the former stadium of Barcelona - Les Corts


Les Corts (1922 - 1957)Les Corts (1922 - 1957)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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Vodafone Arena, new home ground of Besiktas


Istanbul - Vodafone ArenaIstanbul - Vodafone ArenaBy the end of March 2016 construction of the new home ground of the Turkish football club Besiktas J.K., with a capacity of 42,000 seats, was completed. And it was about time – the former stadium had been the home ground of Besiktas for sixty six long years (1947 - 2013). The total cost of construction went up to 100 million USD. Thanks to its facilities and the high standard of comfort it offers the new stadium, named Vodafone Arena, is now one of the most modern arenas in the world.

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Stylish stands at Mestalla in Valencia


Valencia - MestallaValencia - MestallaThe symbol of the city of Valencia is a bat, and a bat is also to be found in the crests of Valencia CF and Levante UD respectively, both playing in the Spanish 1st league. And since its last modernization in 2014, a bat has also been a part of the Valencia stadium. On that occasion, Estadio Mestalla was covered with new, mostly orange seats and all over the East Stand black seats create the image of a bat, with white letters V C F in the middle.

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Stadio Delle Alpi (1990-2006)Doha, Qatar - 16-19 May 2016

World Stadium Congress 2016

23.03.2016: Join 350+ of the biggest stars in the sports and stadium industry including FIFA, UEFA, DFL Bundesliga, Espai Barca, AECOM Sports, Arup and more at the World Stadium Congress - to discuss upcoming projects, world-class security protocols, evolution of the fan and exclusive international case studies from the most renowned stadiums in the world. To find out more about the event, visit the event website. 

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Stadio Delle Alpi (1990-2006)Stadio Delle Alpi (1990 - 2006)

Delle Alpi - the former stadium of Juventus

20.03.2016: FC Juventus spent 16 years playing their home matches at Stadio Delle Alpi, which had been built to provide venue for the 1990 Italy World Cup. The name translates as "of the Alps" and refers to the fact that under certain conditions it is possible to see the summits of the nearby Alps. Stadio Delle Alpi had a capacity of 69,000 and a unique design of the roof covering the stands behind goals, reinforced by A-shaped columns. This unique design has been preserved at the new Juventus Stadium, built on the site of Delle Alpi in 2001.

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Stadium with a 70-meter tower – ACF Fiorentina


Florence - Artemio FranchiFlorence - Artemio FranchiToday we will be visiting a country devoted to football, but which is, however, beginning to lag behind, and not only with regard to football stadiums. As the headline indicates, we will take a closer look at the stadium of ACF Fiorentina, called Artemio Franchi. Most football fans are now aware of the fact that the Italian Serie A is not as good a competition as it used to be, and that there are better competitions, with higher quality games and more elegant stadiums – e.g. the German Bundesliga, undoubtedly one of the best football leagues in Europe, ergo in the whole world.

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Stade de Gerland (1897 - 2015)Lyon - Stade de Gerland

Olympique Lyon spent 65 years at Stade de Gerland

18.02.2016: Stade de Gerland, named after the Gerland quarter, has become a "former" stadium only recently - at the end of 2015. During the last years of its use it had a capacity of 41,044, which made it the fifth largest stadium in France. The construction of the stadium began in 1913, but it was hindered by the First World War. It was completed in 1920. Stade de Gerland became the home ground of Olympique Lyon in 1950, when the famous French football club was founded.
 

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