FEYENOORD STADIUM IN DOUBT

Dutch giants Feyenoord could find their plans for a new stadium shelved following an announcement from the local council.

D66, a group of councillors who form part of the ruling coalition, are to remove their support for the construction of the new stadium. The move leaves a 165 million euro hole in the finances of the project.

Speaking for the D66, a spokesman claimed: "The move is too risky. There is not enough benefit for the city, economy and jobs."

The new stadium is due to replace Feyenoord's current ground, the De Kuip, their home since 1937.

If build the stadium is expected to have a seated capacity of 85,000 seats, making it the largest stadium in the Netherlands.

Posted on 09/07/2013