A dispute between Conference Premier side Bristol Rovers and
supermarket giant Sainsbury’s will be heard in court later
Heart of Midlothian owner Ann Budge has, for the first time,
expressed a willingness to keep the football club at their
current home Tynecastle.
A public inquiry has been scheduled for September as
Brentford continue their quest for a new stadium at Lionel
Coventry City’s plans for a new stadium need to be
produced by September to maintain their prospects of
building it at one of their preferred locations.
New York City have announced that they will open the 300
level at Yankee Stadium due to high demand for tickets.
Tottenham Hostpur’s new £400 million redevelopment of
White Hart Lane could include a retractable grass pitch to
further boost the chances of hosting a new American football
The Milwaukee Bucks have unveiled preliminary architectural
designs for a proposed $500 million arena.
Italian Serie A side Roma have been hit with a partial
stadium closure for their next match.
Minnesota Vikings’s new stadium is now halfway to
completion, meaning it remains on time for an opening date
of July 2016.
A fire broke out at Domain Stadium on Sunday afternoon, just
under four hours before a clash between Fremantle and Port
Tottenham Hostpur have struck a private deal with a local
company which clears the path for a new £400 million
stadium to be built.
The land for the £91 million entertainment arena in Bristol
has been formally handed over by the government to the
Plans for a new 8,000-capacity community stadium in York
have been approved by the city’s council.
Major League Soccer has awarded an expansion franchise to
Minnesota, but a stadium is yet to be built for the team.
Work on Perth Stadium’s $100 million train station will
begin within months after the state government awarded the
Luton Town’s Kenilworth Road stadium will be renamed the
Prostate Cancer UK Stadium for one match in support of the
The £400 million redevelopment of Tottenham Hotspur’s
White Hart Lane home can now proceed after local business
Archway Sheet Metal Works decided not to appeal a high court
Coventry City chairman Tim Fisher has revealed that the club
would pay rent if they moved into a new stadium built by
Orlando City have sold out the Citrus Bowl for their first
MLS game, against fellow-debutants New York City.
Construction on the new 80,000-seater National Stadium in
Tokyo will begin in October.
Japan’s new Olympic Stadium has been selected to host the
final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup on 20th October.
Lincoln City chairman Bob Dorrian has revealed that the club
could look to a sports village model for their proposed new
Truro City chairman Peter Masters has offered Cornish
Pirates the chance to share his planned new ground.
The King George V Stadium has been identified as a possible
location for Grimsby Town’s new ground.
Castleford Tigers will get a new 10,000-seater stadium after
plans were approved by Wakefield councillors.
A family firm standing in the way of Tottenham Hostpur’s
£400 million redevelopment of White Hart Lane has lost its
High Court challenge.
The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have announced
that they are in talks over a proposal to build a new $1.7
billion stadium in Carson, California.
Plans for Las Vegas to host an NFL franchise took a
significant step forward on Thursday when key figures
revealed they had enough votes for a stadium to be built.
A local court has blocked Real Madrid's plans to remodel
their Bernabeu home.
Swansea council have begun negotiations with Swansea City
Football Club over the sale of the Liberty Stadium.
Scarborough Athletic are to unveil plans for a new
2,000-seater stadium on a nearby park-and-ride site.
England have rejected Wales' request to keep the Millennium
Stadium roof closed for Friday's Six Nations opener in
AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley has urged fans of the club
to get behind plans for a new 11,000-seater stadium.
Serie A outfit AC Milan have released plans for a new
48,000-seater stadium which will see them move away from the
Ebbsfleet United have revealed plans for a
multi-million-pound redevelopment of their Stonebridge Road
Real Madrid’s iconic Bernabeu Stadium is set to be renamed
as the Abu Dhabi Bernabeu.
Newport Gwent Dragons chairman Martyn Hazell has played down
the possibility of his side switching to the Millennium
Stadium for their European Challenge Cup Quarter-Final with
Irish rugby province Ulster have secured a deal to host the
2015 PRO12 Play-Off Final at the Kingspan Stadium on
Saturday 30th May.
Swansea City are considering buying the Liberty Stadium
outright from the local council.
Cambridge United have scrapped their plans for a proposed
new ground, and will instead remain at the Abbey Stadium.
Scunthorpe United have released the details of their
planning permission application for a new stadium.
Tottenham Hotspur's wait to begin work on their new stadium
will continue after their High Court hearing was adjourned
Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre believes the club will be
able to compete with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester
City in the transfer window when work on their new stand is
West Ham United will be offering current season ticket
holders at Upton Park the chance to claim their seat at the
Olympic Stadium in April.
Tottenham Hostpur have banned the use of selfie sticks at
White Hart Lane following numerous complaints from fans.
Redevelopment work on the Miami Dolphins' Sun Life Stadium
has begun this week, as the franchise bid to prepare the
venue in time for the 2015 season.
Chelsea have consulted the company who built Beijing's Bird
Nest Olympic Stadium and Bayern Munich's Allianz Arena over
their plans for Stamford Bridge.
American football outfit St. Louis Rams could make their
long-awaited return to Los Angeles as early as next year
following new plans for a stadium in the city.
Brentford have signed a deal with a contractor over the
development of their new 20,000-seater stadium.
Serie A outfit Roma have been handed a significant boost to
plans for their new stadium, after the local council
approved its construction.
American Football outfit San Diego Chargers will continue to
play at the Qualcomm Stadium in 2015, it has been confirmed.
The Manchester City youth team will play the first ever
competitive game for the club at the new £200million
training complex on Thursday.
The redevelopment of Casement Park in Belfast has been cast
into doubt after a High Court judge ruled the planning
permission decision ‘unlawful’.
Major League Soccer outfit DC United have agreed a funding
plan for their new stadium with the local government.
American baseball outfit Atlanta Braves have released plans
for their new suburban stadium which is to be opened in
Hull City council have earned less than £50,000 from the
running of the KC Stadium in the last 12 years, new figures
Manchester City have opened the doors to their £200million
training complex that sits adjacent to the Etihad Stadium.
Watford are to rename their east stand at Vicarage Road
after former chairman and president Sir Elton John.
Construction work to extend Anfield will begin in the coming
days, Liverpool Football Club have announced.
The cost of NFL outfit Atlanta Falcons' new stadium has
risen to $1.4billion.
Qatar authorities have released plans for a new stadium to
be used in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Plymouth Argyle are set to learn whether funding for their
new stand at Home Park will be granted.
Watford have renamed a stand at Vicarage Road after their
former manager and chairman Graham Taylor.
Brentford may have to move from Griffin Park and groundshare
with another London club if they are promoted to the Premier
Wasps have confirmed they will implement a hybrid playing
surface at the Ricoh Arena in time for the 2015/16 season.
Peterborough United have renamed their ground as the ABAX
Stadium, following a five-year sponsorship deal with the
Plans for a new Grimsby Town stadium have failed to convince
a section of the club's fan base.
The ANZ Stadium in Sydney has received a setback on the eve
of announcing its receipt of government funding.
Bournemouth have announced plans to extend the Goldsands
Stadium to an 18,000-seater venue.
Peterborough United have confirmed their new stadium end is
to be called the Motorpoint Stand.
Major League Soccer outfit San Jose Earthquakes’ new home
is to be called the Avaya Stadium.
Stamford AFC are set to bring down the curtain on 118 years
of history on Saturday when they welcome Rushall Olympic for
the final game at their Kettering Road base, which has been
home to the Daniels since the club’s formation in 1896.
The ANZ Stadium in Sydney will undergo a $350million
redevelopment that includes the addition of a retractable
Wembley officials have received criticism over the condition
of the playing surface during England's Euro 2016 qualifier
Rugby Union outfit Wasps have completed the takeover of the
Ricoh Arena after acquiring a 100 per cent stake of the
Scottish Championship outfit Dumbarton have revealed their
plans for a new 4,000-seater stadium.
Chelsea are set to remain at Stamford Bridge for at least
the next seven years, despite the club considering options
for a move.
Non-league outfit Bury Town have been dealt a blow after it
was confirmed plans for a new ground would not be going
Italian giants AC Milan have presented proposals to land
owners over a potential new stadium for the club.
Qatar have announced the construction of two new stadiums
for its hosting of the FIFA World Cup in 2022.
Plans to build a new stadium for D.C. United have shown that
its construction could be the most expensive in MLS history.
Wales are set to make their debut on the Millennium
Stadium's new hybrid surface when they take on Australia in
the Autumn Internationals.
Plans for the main stadium to be used in the 2020 Olympic
Games in Japan are receiving calls to be axed.
FC United of Manchester are on course to unveil their new
Broadhurst Park home this December.
The Cape Town Stadium, which was one of South Africa's World
Cup venues in 2010, is in need of a permanent tenant.
West Ham United's move to the Olympic Stadium could cost an
extra £50million after it was confirmed the venue’s roof
FIFA have begun the inspection process on Russia's selected
venues for the 2018 World Cup.
Cambridge United chairman Dave Doggett believes the Abbey
Stadium is no longer fit for purpose.
Work on the redevelopment of the East Stand at Northampton
Town's Sixfields Stadium has been halted after a
The FA are considering taking England on the road again from
2018 as talks over a Wembley-based NFL franchise gather
The Millennium Stadium has begun stitching artificial turf
fibres to its natural grass roots using giant 'sewing
Wasps have acquired a 50 per cent stake in Arena Coventry
Limited and will play their first game at the Ricoh Arena
Kettering Town's board have confirmed they will be launching
a bid to buy back Rockingham Road.
London Wasps are expected to confirm plans to move to
Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.
Tottenham Hotspur have named the company that oversaw the
construction of their state-of-the-art training facility to
take charge of their new stadium plans.
Chelsea have contacted the Rugby Football Union to discuss
the possibility of playing at Twickenham in the future.
West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady says the club
would likely reject any approach from Tottenham over the
share of the Olympic Stadium.
Liverpool have won planning permission from the city council
to extend Anfield into a 53,000-seater stadium.
Venues across Europe have been selected to host the 2020
European Championships, with Wembley being awarded the
Sacramento Republic have released plans to build a stadium
that could see them become an MLS franchise in the near
Queens Park Rangers’ plans for a new stadium have been
dealt a blow after the landowner for the proposed site
refused to negotiate with the club.
Plans to extend Belfast's Casement Park have stalled after a
dispute over the new capacity.
Everton are hopeful of announcing plans for a new
50,000-seater stadium in the coming week.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has stated his intention
to build the biggest stadium in Europe to replace the Stadio
Tottenham Hotspur are facing a season away from White Hart
Lane, with their new stadium unlikely to be ready for the
Carlisle United have signed a lock-out agreement with an
unnamed developer, giving them the exclusive right to find
the Cumbrians a new stadium.
Peterborough United are hoping to rebuild the London Road
End of their stadium.
Nene Park is set to be demolished and make way for a new
leisure park in Irthlingborough.
Queens Park Rangers have opened a consultation over plans
for their new 40,000-seater stadium.
Proposals for a new 2,000-seater community arena in
Leicester have been unveiled.
Coventry City have sold all 15,000 general sale tickets for
their first match back at the Ricoh Arena.
City of York Council has appointed a consortium led by
Greenwich Leisure Ltd as the preferred bidder to deliver
York's stadium and leisure complex.
The Liberal Democrats want to write into law the ability for
Premier League and Championship clubs to introduce safe
standing at football grounds.
Coventry City will return to the Ricoh Arena after agreeing
a two-year deal.
Latest plans reveal that Gillingham’s proposed move would
see them build a new stadium more than double the capacity
of their current Priestfield home.
The Indian government has donated a $1 million grant to
Afghanistan for the construction of a new cricket stadium.
Construction work has begun on a new downtown arena for the
Sacramento Kings basketball team.
Aberdeen chairman Stewart Milne wants the club to move into
a new stadium for the 2017/18 season.
FC United of Manchester’s move into Broadhurst Park has
been put back by a month due to construction delays.
An international competition has been launched to design a
new arena in Bristol.
Bournemouth have shelved plans to move away from Dean Court
in favour of trying to increase their current capacity,
chairman Jeff Mostyn has revealed.
Steaua Bucharest are one of four clubs who have been hit
with partial stadium closures by UEFA.
San Jose Earthquakes beat Seattle Sounders 1-0 in the first
game to be held at the new Levi’s Stadium.
Real Madrid’s plans to renovate the Santiago Bernabeu have
been brought to a halt due to a European Commission
investigation into alleged “illegal public help”.
Proposals for a new stadium in Cornwall have been announced,
although a planning application is yet to be submitted.
Scunthorpe United chairman Peter Swann has revealed that the
leading name for their new stadium is The Iron Arena.
York’s new community stadium project is still set to be
completed in 2016 despite concerns over the timescale of the
Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes is confident the
club will move into a new 40,000-seater stadium in Old Oak
Common by 2018.
Non-league club Bamber Bridge have christened the renaming
of their stadium with a pre-season friendly against Preston
Renovation work on Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium has begun,
installing a new hybrid pitch.
Nuneaton Town have renamed their stadium the James Parnell
Stadium for the 2014/15 season after a well-subscribed
golden ticket draw to win the naming rights for the Liberty
The design details of Perth’s new 60,000-capacity stadium
have been revealed.
Conference South outfit Basingstoke Town have joined forces
with Sky Sports football show Soccer AM, in a deal that will
see their ground renamed the Soccer AM Stadium.
Mark Ashton, chief executive of Oxford United, says it is
essential that the club plays in their own stadium.
The development of Northampton Town's East Stand at their
Sixfields Stadium home will not be completed in time for the
start of The Football League season on Saturday 9th August.
Tottenham Hostpur’s building of a new 58,000-seater
stadium is set to commence following government approval.
The design for the new Olympic Stadium being built for the
Tokyo 2020 Games has been changed due to cuts.
Cricket Canada has revealed plans for a 35,000-seater
state-of-the-art stadium in Toronto, which will have a
The Sacramento Kings’ new arena will be among the smallest
within the National Basketball Association.
Australian A-League side Perth Glory have signed a Licence
Agreement with VenuesWest to play their 2014/15 home matches
at nib Stadium.
Bath Rugby’s plans to temporarily increase the capacity of
the Recreation Ground have been put on hold.
Oldham Athletic’s Boundary Park is to be re-named the
The San Francisco 49ers have announced that they have sold
out of season tickets for its inaugural season at the new
Leyton Orient and the Premier League have reached a
settlement regarding the future use of London’s Olympic
Cornish Pirates’ new chairman hopes the rugby club will be
competing in a new stadium by 2016.
Southampton are installing LED floodlights at its St
Mary’s home, making it the first LED-lit stadium in
Barr Construction has been announced as the main contractor
for the revamp of Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol.
An arena development in Copenhagen has secured a long-term
naming-rights deal with beer makers Royal Unibrew.
The new National Stadium in Singapore hosted its first major
sporting event over the weekend.
Sacramento Republic began life in their new Bonney Field
home with a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rapids Reserves.
The Sun Life Stadium in Miami is set to be given a revamp
after redevelopment plans were given the green light.
AFC Wimbledon hope to build a new stadium at Plough Lane in
time for the 2017/18 season.
The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre has opened at the
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.
The Arena Amazonia is in a race against time to be ready for
its opening World Cup fixture, England versus Italy.
Austrian football club Rapid Vienna have revealed designs
for their new stadium in the capital.
David Beckham’s plans to build a stadium for his new Miami
franchise have once again been rejected.
Plans to increase Premier League side Swansea City’s
Liberty Stadium could begin in January 2015.
AFC Wimbledon have received a boost in their bid to return
to Plough Lane.
Conference North club Gloucester City have submitted their
plans for a new stadium.
Fleetwood Town's plans for a new £6m training complex have
Liverpool have submitted their redevelopment plans for
Anfield to the city council.
The unfinished stadium due to host the opening match at the
2014 FIFA World Cup has held its final test event with no
Japanese sports chiefs have approved the construction of a
new 160 billion yen Olympic stadium for the 2020 Games.
The home of Scottish rugby union is to be renamed the BT
Murrayfield Stadium in a £20 million deal.
Fears that the Sao Paulo Stadium will be ready in time for
next month’s FIFA World Cup continue to grow.
David Beckham’s team will today present fresh plans for a
new stadium in downtown Miami, after suffering a setback
earlier this week.
National Basketball Association franchise Sacramento Kings
are to build a new arena after agreeing a financial plan
with the city council.
Bristol Rovers' hopes of building a new stadium have beeen
hit by further delays.
Cardiff will host the first test of the 2015 Ashes series
between England and Australia.
A new stadium could be the key to keeping National Football
League franchise Buffalo Bills in western New York.
A construction worker has been killed while building one of
Brazil’s World Cup stadiums, taking the death toll to
The new Spartak Stadium in the Russian capital of Moscow is
due to open on 24th July 2014.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has proposed a new
downtown waterfront site for the new MLS franchise in
Watford are to rename a stand at Vicarage Road in honour of
their former manager and chairman Graham Taylor.
Everton have identified a site for their new 50,000-seater
stadium as they plan a move away from Goodison Park.
UEFA have announced that either London's Wembley Stadium or
Munich's Allianz Arena will host the final and semi-finals
of Euro 2020.
Liverpool have unveiled plans to increase Anfield's capacity
by just over 13,000 within the next couple of years.
FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke says there is 'not a
minute to waste' in preparing the stadium that will stage
the first game of the 2014 World Cup.
New York City have confirmed that they will play their first
Major League Soccer season at the Yankee Stadium.
The new National Gymnastics Arena in Baku, Azerbaijan, has
been officially opened.
Rotherham Titans and Barnsley have agreed a groundshare deal
Fresh details about plans for Everton's new stadium could be
unveiled within months.
San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium will be opened with
an exhibition game against the Denver Broncos.
Rugby union side London Welsh have signed a three-year lease
extension to remain at Oxford United's Kassam Stadium.
Tottenham Hotspur are aiming to have a new 58,000-seater
stadium ready by the start of the 2017/18 campaign.
Cardiff is set to have a new £16 million Olympic standard
ice rink by 2015.
AEK’s plans to build a new €65 million stadium are one
step closer to receiving approval.
Campaign group TRASHorfield have been refused permission to
appeal the Judicial Review surrounding the sale of Bristol
Rovers’ Memorial Stadium.
Italian football club AS Roma has announced plans to build a
new 52,000-seater stadium over the next few years.
Bristol Rovers’ hopes of moving from the Memorial Stadium
into a new home have suffered another delay.
David Beckham has revealed design plans for his new Major
League Soccer franchise's stadium in Miami.
Reigning champions Bayern Munich have been hit with a
partial stadium ban for their Champions League quarter-final
home tie with Manchester United, after fans displayed a
homphobic banner against Arsenal.
Bristol Rovers’ move away from the Memorial Stadium into a
new £40 million ground is back on track after the dismissal
of a legal challenge.
Derbyshire County Cricket Club have a agreed a six-figure
deal to rename their home ground.
AC Milan are looking to begin the construction of a
60,000-seater stadium in 2015 as they target a move away
from the San Siro.
Brentford’s new Lionel Road stadium has been given the
final nod of approval after Eric Pickles gave the plans the
Redevelopment work on Northampton Town’s Sixfields Stadium
will begin on Friday with a groundbreaking ceremony.
Glasgow’s Hampden Park is to be unveiled as an athletics
arena after months of renovations ahead of the 2014
Coventry City have used their club website to confirm that
they are in discussions with The Football League with
regards to a new stadium.
Royal Caribbean Cruises has announced it is in opposition to
David Beckham's plans of building a soccer stadium in
Non-league football club Gloucester City have agreed a deal
with Cheltenham Town to remain at Whaddon Road next season.
A petition calling for a new Bristol Rovers Stadium will be
handed in to 10 Downing Street later today.
The boxing rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves is
set to be held at Wembley Stadium on 31st May.
The Gibraltar FA has unveiled the design for a brand new
national stadium which will meet UEFA standards.
The 2014 Stadium Series concludes this weekend with a trip
to Chicago’s Soldier Field on Saturday March 1.
Wembley Stadium has announced a six-year agreement with
communications network EverythingEverywhere (EE).
Minnesota Vikings' stadium has been demolished.
Directors of Carlisle United have revealed they are still
hopeful of moving into a new stadium.
A statue of Dennis Bergkamp has been unveiled at Arsenal's
Brandon Stadium - a speedway and greyhound racing venue in
Coventry - has been sold.
Councillors have unanimously approved plans which could pave
the way for London Welsh to move from the Kassam Stadium, to
Brentford's fans are celebrating today after the Greater
London Assembly approved their new stadium proposals.
Manchester City have been granted planning permission to
expand their Etihad Stadium capacity by almost 15,000 seats.
Bristol City have become the first UK football club to
install safe standing rail seats at their stadium.
West Ham United have agreed a deal to sell Upton Park once
they have moved into the Olympic Stadium.
Manchester City's plans to expand the capacity of the Etihad
Stadium are set to be approved.
Former England football captain, David Beckham, this week
announced plans to establish a Major League Soccer franchise
in Miami, but a new stadium remains an issue.
The Ricoh Arena, in Coventry, will host a charity football
match on Sunday 4th May, raising funds for UK military
charity Help for Heroes.
Athletico Madrid supporters have reportedly called for the
club's new stadium to be named in honour of Luis Aragones, a
club legend who passed away at the weekend.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has expressed his
desire to make the Santiago Bernabeu "the best stadium in
Premier League giants Liverpool are hoping to submit a
planning application before the end of the season which
would see Anfield be redeveloped.
Brentford have confirmed that a decision over their new
stadium at Lionel Road has been delayed.
London Welsh have announced plans to leave the Kassam
Hayes and Yeading have received a boost with chairman Tony
O'Driscoll being allowed to find new builders to work on
their new stadium at Beaconsfield Road.
Californian tennis venue, Indian Wells, is to unveil it's
brand new Stadium 2 on 1st March.
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday night dismissed a
last-minute legal challenge against the $1 billion new
Vikings stadium, allowing public financing of the project to
Barcelona look set to push ahead with modernising their
existing Nou Camp home, after their board of directors
rejected the option of building a new stadium.
A new football stadium is set to be built in Bulgaria’s
capital city, Sofia, after the Bulgarian Football Union
reached an agreement with German company IFS.
No more public money will be spent on transforming the
Olympic Stadium into a football ground, according to London
Mayor Boris Johnson.
The Dodgers Stadium, home to Major League Baseball franchise
the Los Angeles Dodgers, is preparing for the National
Hockey League’s 2014 Stadium Series visit.
Balfour Beatty has won the £154 million contract to
transform London's Olympic Stadium into West Ham United's
new home and multi-purpose venue.
Scunthorpe United could include standing areas in their new
Portsmouth have received a cash injection of £500,000,
which is likely to be spent on improvements at their iconic
Fratton Park home.
Advice on potential residential development on land around
Oxford United's Kassam Stadium is being sought from Oxford
With 2013 complete, stadiadirectory.com rounds-up the
ongoings during the past 12 months for sports venues around
Two Belfast stadia - Windsor Park and Casement Park - are
set to undergo major redevelopment work after being given
the green light.
Italian Serie A club Napoli have taken a step closer to
moving away from their Stadio San Paolo home, with the local
government set to approve a relocation.
Artists’ impressions of a new stadium for Coventry City
have been published, although the proposed location of the
venue is being kept secret.
David Beckham’s plans to create a new Major League Soccer
franchise have taken one step closer to realisation.
Scunthorpe United chairman, Peter Swann, hopes the League 2
club can move into a new stadium by the start of the 2014/15
Super League team London Broncos will play their home
matches in 2014 and 2015 at The Hive, home of Barnet
Queens Park Rangers have announced plans to leave Loftus
Road in favour of a new 40,000-seater stadium.
Irish rugby union team Connacht will increase their capacity
of their Sportsground stadium ahead of Saturday’s visit of
Toulouse in the Heineken Cup.
Spanish giants Barcelona are looking at a potential move
away from the Nou Camp.
Brentford have taken a major step towards moving into a new
20,000-seater stadium after their Lionel Road project was
given the green light by Hounslow Council on Thursday night.
Football fans have taken to Twitter to mourn the demolition
of the Moy’s End Terrace at Peterborough United’s London
The first ball in the modernisation process of Lord’s
cricket ground will be bowled with a £21 million
replacement of the Warner Stand.
Work on Brazil’s Sao Paulo stadium resumed yesterday, five
days after an accident that caused the death of two workers.
Manchester City have submitted a planning application to
Manchester City Council which would see their capacity grow
to 62,170 - the second highest in the Premier League.
A group of Grimsby Town fans have joined forces to launch an
online petition in support of the club's potential new
Two people have been killed in an accident at Sao Paulo's
stadium, which is set to host the Brazil's 2014 World Cup
Fresh negotiations have begun between Aberdeen and the city
council, ending the deadlock over the club’s proposed move
to a new stadium.
Brentford have urged fans to contact Hounslow Council in a
bid to step up support for their new stadium.
Demolition work at Sheffield’s Don Valley Stadium is set
The transformation of London’s Olympic Stadium into West
Ham United’s Premier League home is gathering pace.
Inter Milan President Erick Thohir has plans to build a new
stadium for the club.
Bath Rugby have released images showing how their new
stadium at The Rec will look.
Six months after planning application for a new community
stadium was rejected, Cambridge United have announced they
could be staying put at the R Costings Abbey.
Bury have announced the largest commercial deal in the
club's history, including the renaming of their Gigg Lane
Major League Baseball franchise Atlanta Braves will move
into a new 42,000-seat state-of-the-art ballpark for the
start of the 2017 MLB season.
Microsoft has confirmed it is in negotiations with Real
Madrid regarding naming rights for their ground, the Estadio
Northampton Saints have submitted plans for a £5.5m
redevelopment of Franklin's Gardens to Northampton Borough
Campaigners who have been attempting to save Sheffield's Don
Valley Stadium have been met and congratulated by deputy
Prime Minister Nick Clegg.
Al Ahly's attempt to have the CAF Champions League Final
played at the Cairo International Stadium has failed.
Celtic are looking at playing some home Champions League
games away from Celtic Park next season.
Weymouth Football Club’s relocation plans have suffered a
blow after proposals to build up to 170 homes on the site of
their existing stadium were rejected by a council.
Building work is due to start on FC United's new stadium,
with a completion date set for August.
Skrill North club Altrincham have extended the lease at
their Moss Lane home until 2047.
Ulster Rugby's Ravenhill Stadium could host a world title
A Japanese architect is battling to reduce the size of the
main venue approved for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Skrill South outfit Concord Rangers are making a number of
ground improvements to the Aspect Arena to bring it in line
with the FA's ground grading criteria for Conference clubs.
One of Brazil's World Cup stadiums, in Fortaleza, has been
damaged after supporters clashed.
Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe has approved a capacity
increase of Paris Saint-Germain's Parc des Princes stadium.
Kansas City Chiefs' fans became the second NFL team to set a
new loudest stadium in sport history record in a month.
A planned redevelopment of the Etihad Stadium has been
unveiled by Manchester City.
Work on Stamford AFC's new sports complex can begin after
councillors chose to change an access requirement.
Northampton Town are set to submit a planning application
for the development of the East Stand at Sixfields Stadium.
The Kassam Stadium will be listed as a community asset after
the venue's owner's appeal was turned down.
London's Wembley Stadium will host three NFL games in 2014,
further fuelling the city's desire to create its own
Milan’s San Siro has been announced by the European Rugby
Cup board as host of the 2015 Heineken Cup final.
The Washington Redskins could receive $27million in league
funds for a redevelopment of FedEx Field.
Napoli will remain at the Stadio San Paolo after a deal to
renovate the venue was agreed with the local council.
Construction on Arena da Baixada in Curithiba has been
suspended by a Brazilian judge after fears about workers'
safety was voiced.
Nick Clegg has said the demolition of the Don Valley Stadium
should be put back.
Harrow Council have ordered Barnet to demolish a stand and
the floodlights at The Hive, but the club have confirmed
they will challenge the demand.
Action group Save Don Valley Stadium have lost their fight
to take control of the Sheffield athletics venue.
Italian Serie A team Cagliari are still without a permanent
home ground, over a year since they decided to move.
With the NFL coming to Wembley Stadium this weekend, a
stadium official has spoken of his desire to bring the Super
Bowl to London in the future.
North Korean President Kim Jong-un has ordered a remodel of
the May Day Stadium, which is the largest capacity sporting
arena in the world.
Albion Rovers have confirmed that a fire broke out at their
Cliftonhill Stadium in the early hours of Wednesday 25th
Campaign group the Friends of Don Valley are appealing to
Sheffield Council for more time to save the Don Valley
Zurich will remain without a purpose-built football stadium
after plans were rejected by voters on Sunday.
AFC Wimbledon could return to Plough Lane after the Sky Bet
League 2 club submitted a proposal to redevelop the
Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium.
Leyton Orient have suffered another knock back in their bid
for a share of London's Olympic Stadium.
Spanish giants Real Madrid will release plans for the
redevelopment of the Santiago Bernabeu in the coming weeks,
the club's president Florentino Perez has said.
The home of Salford Red Devils and Sale Sharks is to be
renamed The AJ Bell Stadium after a naming rights deal was
Seattle Seahawks fans broke a Guinness World Record for the
loudest stadium in sports history during Sunday's 29-3 win
over NFC West rivals San Francisco 49ers.
Japan’s new national stadium will host the athletics as
well as the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2020
The University of Alabama have announced they will be
building a new baseball stadium after the Board of Trustees
voted in favour of the $30-million project.
A long-term agreement has been reached between Toyota and FC
Dallas which will see the North Texas outfit's home stadium
named the Toyota Stadium.
Leyton Orient's fight to share the Olympic Stadium with
Premier League West Ham United reportedly has support in the
House of Lords.
Bristol City will not build a new stadium at Ashton Vale.
Madrid's failed bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games will not
affect Atletico Madrid's stadium move.
Sheffield Council have confirmed that there are plans for a
new school to be built on the site of the Don Valley
Tottenham Hotspur have appointed Populous as the architects
to come up with designs for their stadium.
Ed Lazere, one of Washington DC's finance experts, has
labelled DC United's proposed $300 million stadium too
A vital land deal in the £50m redevelopment of Plymouth
Argyle's Home Park has been approved by council leaders.
Harrow Borough Council has rejected Barnet’s proposed
plans to develop the Hive Stadium.
Portman Road, home of Ipswich Town, is the latest stadium to
be declared as an Asset of Community Value (ACV).
Crawley Town's stadium has been re-named as The
Skrill South club Hayes and Yeading United need another
£2million to complete the stand at their new Sharda Glass
The University of Washington's new Husky Stadium will host
its first football game on Saturday August 31st since a $280
Plans for The Hive Stadium, home of Barnet, are due to be
heard by councillors next week after a decision was deferred
due to an error by planning officers.
Western Sydney Wanderers are hoping to have an extension to
Parramatta Stadium planned and completed in time for the new
A League season's start.
A $75 million expansion of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium
has been completed ahead of Kansas State's season opener.
Queens Park Rangers have begun discussions over building a
new 40,000-capacity stadium.
The owners of Oxford United's Kassam Stadium have requested
for the decision to list the venue a community asset to be
Aviva Premiership rugby team London Irish have denied they
are seeking a move away from the Madejski Stadium.
The Oregon Ducks' home opener is in danger of marking the
end of their 89-game sellout streak at Autzen Stadium.
Transformation work on the Olympic Stadium in London has
New Zealand's Rugby Championship match against Australia on
Saturday will be played at the Westpac Stadium after the
Wellington venue was given the all clear.
Newly-promoted Cardiff City have put forward a formal
planning application for their proposed stadium
Plymouth Argyle's plans for a £50million redevelopment of
Home Park have been given the green light by the city
The United States Tennis Association are planning to improve
the Arthur Ashe Stadium, home of the US Open, by building a
retractable roof over the centre court as part a major
StadiaDirectory.com, the leading online database of world
stadia, has announced the launch of a stadium 'rant' line to
help disgruntled fans voice their opinions.
The Dallas Cowboys headquarters is being moved from Irving
to a $115 million development in Frisco.
Bristol Rovers have run into financial problems with their
plans to build a new £40 million stadium.
Crystal Palace's historic home ground, Selhurst Park, is to
change its name in a new sponsorship deal aimed at
increasing revenue for the South London side.
Newly promoted Yeovil Town are looking to increase their
current Huish Park home, and hope the work will be completed
before the end of the current season.
Thomond Park Stadium has been voted the best rugby stadium
in the world following a vote by Rugby supporters across the
NFL franchise Atlanta Falcons have been unable to purchase
land needed for a planned new stadium.
French Champions League side Lyon are to proceed with
development plans for their new Stade des Lumieres home.
Coventry City could yet begin the season at the Ricoh Arena
if reports emerging from the city are to be believed.
Work will begin on Thursday to prepare the outfield for the
inaugural edition of soccer's Guinness International
A decision is likely to be made by the end of the year as to
whether Barcelona will redevelop their current home or move
to a new stadium, it was announced yesterday.
A tentative deal has been reached which would see a
$300million dollar stadium built in the Buzzard Point area
of Washington for D.C. United.
West Ham must pay off over £70 million worth of bank debts
before they make stadium move, Hammers Chief Executive Karen
Brady has said.
Saint-Etienne will no longer be forced to play their opening
league game behind closed doors after successfully winning
an appeal against the ruling.
Peterborough United have resolved a dispute with the city
council over the rent they pay at their London Road home.
Phil Babb, manager of Conference South side Hayes and
Yeading United, has urged the club's supporters to remain
calm despite the news that the Sharda Glass Stadium won't be
ready for the upcoming season.
Six-time Olympic gold medallist Chris Hoy has returned to
the Olympic Park for the first time since the 2012 London
A US Soccer League side based in Oklahoma City are looking
to build a new stadium, with their sights set on a place in
One of the largest 2014 FIFA World Cup venues is almost
complete and will 100 per cent be ready for the tournament.
The Oakland Raiders are looking to move to a new stadium
when their lease ends at their current home at the end of
Cardiff is expected to host this season's European Rugby
showpiece with the announcement set to be made on Wednesday.
Manchester City’s Abu Dhabi owners have detailed plans to
increase the size of the Etihad Stadium to 60,000.
A group of Seattle Seahawks fans will attempt to set a new
world record on 15th September.
The 2014 MLS All Star game will take place in Portland for
the first time in the match's history.
Ahead of their return to the Premier League, Crystal Palace
are on the hunt for a stadium sponsor.
Dutch giants Feyenoord could find their plans for a new
stadium shelved following an announcement from the local
Leicester Riders are to move into a new stadium before the
start of next season.
Racing Metro have secured the funding to build a new ground
- The Arena 92.
Northampton Town and the Northampton Borough Council have
agreed a £12 million redevelopment of Sixfields Stadium.
Coventry City have reportedly agreed a deal with Northampton
Town to play their home games at the Cobblers' Sixfields
Stadium for the next three seasons.
Waste management company Remondis have agreed a deal with
the owners of Cronulla Shark’s home ground over becoming
new stadium sponsors.
The planned redevelopments to Plymouth's Home Park ground
will boost the economy of the area, a local think tank
The Parramatta Stadium's capacity is set to be increased to
around 25,000 by 2015 as part of a $29 million upgrade.
Thirteen years since it hosted the ceremonies of the Olympic
Games, Sydney's ANZ stadium is set for a major revamp.
UEFA has backed France to be ready for the 2016 European
Championships, even though the necessary stadia work is yet
A football match featuring a veterans team from Stockholm
club Djurgarden at the newly built Tele2 arena was called
off on Thursday after police found an explosive device.
Livingston have agreed terms with Energy Assets Group over a
three-year shirt and stadium sponsorship deal.
The multi-million pound redevelopment of Liverpool’s
Anfield home looks finally set to go ahead.
The Saxon Stadium is set to reopen this October following
extensive restoration work.
It may be three years since the FIFA World Cup took place in
South Africa, but a Cape Town Stadium is still implementing
regulations enforced for the tournament.
London Welsh Rugby Club are to continue playing their home
games at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford, despite their
relegation from the Rugby Premiership.
Coventry City’s owners are continuing with plans which
could see the club based outside Coventry for the first time
in their history.
Jacksonville Jaguars have had plans for a $63 million
renovation to EverBank Field approved by the City of
Lecce have been penalised with a fine and a stadium ban
following misconduct by their fans at the Stadio Via del
Cardiff City are considering expanding the Cardiff City
Stadium, adding more than 10,000 more seats.
A proposed pre-season friendly between Arsenal and the
Vietnam national team is in doubt after the venue for the
game, the My Dinh stadium, increased their fees to host the
It may still be nine years until Qatar hosts the 2022 FIFA
World Cup, but the Arabian Kingdom are already looking to
impress with the release of several stadium designs.
An elevator mechanic working on the construction site of the
49ers stadium in Santa Clara was killed on Tuesday 11th June
in an accident, police have said.
West Ham Chief Executive Karen Brady has unveiled plans
which she says will “make the London Olympic Stadium a
world class football experience.”
Coventry City's future home may still remain in doubt but a
glimmer of hope has opened up on the horizon.
The Joao Havelange Olympic Stadium, due to host the track
and field events at the next Olympic Games, is to remain
closed until 2015 at the earliest.
Antrim chairman Jim Murray has promised to build a
“fantastic stadium” for fans of the Gaelic Football
The next step towards redeveloping Liverpool’s Anfield
home is expected to be completed in the coming months,
according to the club’s managing director Ian Ayre.
Italian Serie A side Cagliari are close to agreeing a deal
which would see them permanently based at the Stadio Is
Arenas from next season.
Ghana's Essipong Sports Stadium is in danger of becoming
Rod Bransgrove, chairman of Hampshire, hopes the club's
Ageas Bowl will host matches at the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Mark Devlin, Chief Executive of Brentford, believes the club
must increase their fanbase before they move into their new
20,000-seater stadium at Lionel Road.
Cambridge City's hopes to build a new stadium have suffered
a setback after South Cambridgeshire District Council raised
concerns about the potential loss of green belt land and
Al Ahli have been given permission by UAE Prime Minister and
Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to
build a new stadium.
Worcester City have pulled out of their planned move to
Nunnery Way - a move that looks set to save them from
Brentford have submitted a planning application to Hounslow
Council for a new stadium at Lionel Road.
James Brent, chairman of Plymouth Argyle, says it's vital
that the club develop their Home Park stadium.
Work on Stamford AFC's new £5m football stadium and sports
complex is set to begin this summer and should be completed
Qatar 2022 has named Amsterdam Arena and IMG as its stadium
operations consultants for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
West Ham United have been granted permission to redevelop
the Olympic Stadium.
A 2014 World Cup venue's roof has collapsed due to heavy
Planning approval has been granted for Conference South club
Maidenhead United to build a new 500-seater stand at their
York Road home.
Coventry City chief Tim Fisher says the club's landlords at
the Ricoh Arena, ACL, rejected a deal that would have seen
the Sky Blues stay at the stadium.
Rehearsals of Muse's rock concert sparked fears across
various social media platforms that Coventry's Ricoh Arena
was on fire.
The 50th Super Bowl will be held at San Francisco's Levi's
Stadium in February 2016.
All three New York-area NHL teams will feature in outdoors
games at Yankee Stadium next season.
Manchester City plan to increase the Etihad Stadium's
capacity to 60,000.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are planning to open their new
stadium with a 400-person football relay.
Oxford United's Kassam Stadium has become the first to be
listed as a “community asset”.
Michigan State University is set to give a $20 million
renovation to their Spartan Stadium the go ahead.
Silves have received financial support from the Portuguese
Football Federation to help them rebuild the Silves
A Brazilian judge has suspended the privatisation of the
Maracana Stadium, pending an investigation into
irregularities in the bidding process.
Brazilian politicians presented a bill on Wednesday
requesting the name of the Joao Havelange Stadium is changed
to remove the former FIFA president's name.
The future home of the San Francisco 49ers will be
called the Levi's Stadium.
Miami have rejected the Dolphins' request for public
finances to help improve their Sun Life Stadium.
The University of Notre Dame are exploring the possibility
of redeveloping their Notre Dame Stadium - also known as The
House that Rockne Built.
Coventry City have been forced to step up their search for a
new home after being informed they will be locked out of the
The National Hockey League have announced that the
Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Chicago Blackhawks at
Soldier Field on 1st March 2014.
Elaborate plans for the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium have
been made public.
The 13 venues for the Rugby World Cup 2015 have been
announced, with Twickenham hosting England's first match on
September 18th, as well as the final on October 31st.
As the 2012/13 season came to a close, a number of football
clubs in England bid their respective stadiums an emotional
farewell, ready to move onto pastures new next term.
The Maracana Stadium reopened on Saturday with a friendly
fixture between sides lead by Brazilian football legends
Ronaldo and Bebeto.
Gateshead will return to their International Stadium home
from the start of next season.
The first Championship game in the College Football Playoffs
will be held at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Paris Saint-Germain have unveiled plans to improve their
Parc des Princes home.
Cardiff City director Steve Borley has revealed potential
plans to expand the Cardiff City Stadium's capacity for the
Following the confirmation of their promotion from npower
League 1, Bournemouth have revealed they plan to expand
their stadium ahead of next season.
Swansea City have announced plans to increase the Liberty
Stadium's capacity by more than 12,000.
Jakemans Confectioners have signed a new two-year stadium
sponsorship deal with Blue Square North club Boston United.
Cambridge are all set to move out of their Milton Road home
with the last ever match at the stadium taking place on
Wrigley Field could soon be renovated, after an agreed was
reached between Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs and the
city of Chicago.
Italian football club Sampdoria have unveiled plans for a
new 30,000-capacity stadium to the Genoa City Council.
Sheffield councillors have confirmed that the Don Valley
Stadium will be demolished, banishing any last-minute
attempts to save the venue.
UEFA has ordered 26-time Ukrainian Premier League champions
Dynamo Kiev to play their next European club competition
home fixture in an empty stadium due to racist conduct by
Swansea City are looking to expand their Liberty Stadium,
according to a club director.
A referendum will be held over plans to use hotel taxes to
help the Miami Dolphins pay for a large upgrade to the Sun
The Yankee Stadium will play host to two soccer games during
this summer as Spain, Ireland, Manchester City and Chelsea
descend upon New York City.
Building work at Hayes and Yeading's new Sharda Glass
Community Stadium is gathering pace, according to a club
League 2 Aldershot Town have formally opened a new stand at
their EBB Stadium, thus making it a four-sided ground.
Blue Square North side Gloucester City have extended
their groundshare deal with Cheltenham Town for another
Coventry City will play their remaining npower League 1
matches at the Ricoh Arena after coming to a short-term
Stamford AFC have been granted detailed planning consent for
a new stadium by South Kesteven District Council.
The proposed sale of English football club Crawley Town will
hinge on the potential buyer's plans to fund a new
West Ham United will be the main tenants of the Olympic
Stadium, signing a 99-year lease with an annual rent of
Gateshead's Blue Square Premier match with Newport County,
which has been postponed four times at three different
grounds due to weather, will now take place at Boston
United's York Street.
The Minnesota Vikings has been granted a $200 million loan
from the National Football League to put towards the cost of
a new $975 million downtown stadium in Minneapolis.
The Atlanta Falcons' proposed new stadium has taken a large
step towards being a reality following the Atlanta City
Council's vote approving a financing plan.
Blue Square Premier club Gateshead will play their final
game of this season, against Ebbsfleet United, at
Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium on Saturday 20th April.
One of the 2018 FIFA World Cup host venues, Kazan's Rubin
Arena, is expected to cost up to 12.5 billion roubles.
Authorities in Brazil face an uphill struggle as they
attempt to complete the rebuilding of the iconic Maracana
Stadium in time to host a friendly against England in June.
Truro City could play their home games at Plymouth Argyle's
Home Park next season.
A group of Galatasaray supporters attempted to dig their way
under a perimeter fence at the Veltins-Arena, where the
Turkish club were playing Germany's Schalke 04.
The government has given plans to build a supermarket on
Bristol Rovers' Memorial Ground the green light.
Redevelopment plans for the site of the Don Valley Stadium
in Sheffield have been announced, together with
refurbishment ideas for the nearby Woodbourn Road facility.
The full programme of keynote and plenary speakers for the
European Healthy Stadia Conference 2013 on March 21st has
The Atlanta Falcons and the city of Atlanta have agreed
basic terms on a $1 billion deal for a new stadium.
Leyton Orient are attempting to halt West Ham United's
proposed move into the Olympic Stadium by appealing to the
Sports Direct are set to purchase the naming rights to
Glasgow Rangers' Ibrox home.
The owners of Leicester City have purchased the club's
current home, the King Power Stadium, for £17 million.
Gateshead have confirmed that their remaining Blue Square
Bet Premier home matches will be played away from the
Stadium Design and Development is to hold a two-day
strategic conference in Istanbul from 29th-30th April 2013
at the Sheraton Maslak.
Newport County have extended their stay at Rodney Parade by
signing a new 10-year lease.
Dartford's Princes Park Stadium has been nominated for a
Seven countries have confirmed their interest in hosting the
2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Bath Rugby owner Bruce Craig claims that the club’s new
redeveloped stadium will be “world-class” and “well
worth waiting for” and could open by 2015.
The Irish Football Association look set to upgrade their
national football stadium ay Windsor Park after receiving
Work on the Maracana Stadium, scheduled to host the 2014
FIFA World Cup final, has come to a standstill.
A new $975 million Viking Stadium has moved a step closer
when Minnesota Sports Facility Authority [MSFA] selected a
local firm to oversee the venue's construction.
Blue Square Premier outfit Gateshead have agreed a deal to
play seven of their remaining 12 games at Hartlepool
United's Victoria Park.
The Southern Methodist University [SMU] Mustangs are
preparing for their 2013 move to the Big East conference by
upgrading Ford Stadium.
The French Rugby Federation (FFR) have revealed plans to
build a new national stadium in Evry-Essonne, 25km south of
Barnet's proposed move to The Hive has been ratified by The
Construction on San Jose Earthquakes' new 18,000 capacity
stadium is scheduled to begin on February 26th.
Boston United chairman David Newton hopes to submit a
planning application for a new stadium in the next six
The Charlotte Knights, a Minor League Baseball franchise,
have signed a multi-year partnership agreement with
department store chain Belk.
Sir John Madejski, chairman of Reading, says the club are
going to resubmit a planning application to expand the
It has been agreed with a Florida Senate committee that
taxpayers will fund half of the Dolphin's $400-million
upgrade to Sun Life Stadium.
Minas Arena, the company responsible for renovating the
Mineirao Stadium, has been fined $500,000 for the poor
condition the stadium was in for its reopening.
Premier League side Stoke City have been given the go-ahead
to expand their stadium to accommodate an increased number
Conmebol will investigate what caused a stadium crush in
southern Brazil that resulted in several fans being injured.
Bristol City Football Club has brought forward alternative
plans to redevelop their current home, Ashton Gate.
The Government of Fiji is hopeful of hosting a leg of the
International Rugby Board Sevens World series having opened
a new stadium in the country's capital.
The reconstruction of the Georgi Asparuhov Stadium has
It wasn't a good weekend for floodlight operators as there
were two high-profile blackouts.
Rotherham United's New York Stadium will host international
for the first time when Hope Powell's England Women's team
take on Canada on Sunday April 7th.
Worcester City have come to an agreement with Kidderminster
Harriers to play at Aggborough next season.
The University of Akron is set to sell the Rubber Bowl
stadium to a marketing company that plan for it to become
home a United States Football League franchise.
The San Francisco 49ers have signed a 10-year sponsorship
agreement with brewing giant Anheuser-Busch.
Brentford are to submit a planning application to Hounslow
Council in May for a new stadium at Lionel Road.
There is a fear the Carolina Panthers could move if they do
not get financial help to upgrade the Bank of America
Stadium, said Thom Tillis of the North Carolina House.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Ladrieu and Tulane University have
signed an agreement that outlines the use and operation of
The Pakistan women's cricket team will be living out of the
Barabati Stadium clubhouse for the duration of the Women's
World Cup which starts on Thursday for security reasons.
Former England captain Bryan Robson is one of the main men
behind Warrington Town's ambitions of building a brand new
multi-million pound stadium.
FC United of Manchester's ambitions to build a new stadium
in Moston have been given a significant boost as a bid to
overturn planning permission was rejected.
St Albans City Football Club are considering plans for a new
Ryman League Division One South club Maidstone United are
looking at expanding their ground, just months after moving
The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced they will upgrade
Dodger Stadium in time for the 2013 season.
The Olympic Park will host the Hard Rock Calling and
Wireless festivals this year.
The Wankhede Stadium will host the Ranji Trophy final
between Mumbai and Saurashtra starting on January 26th.
Bath City are considering moving out of their historic
Twerton Park home, to save the club from folding.
Bristol Rovers can begin work on a new stadium after
permission was granted for supermarket chain Sainsbury's to
build a new shop on the site of the club's current home.
The New York Cosmos have submitted plans for a
25,000-capacity stadium on Long Island.
Plans displaying how the new community stadium in York will
look are set to be unveiled in November.
Miami Dolphins majority owner Stephen Ross has asked
taxpayers to pay up to $200million dollars towards the
club's renovation of the Sun Life Stadium.
Rangers Football Club are closing in on a £2.5million
re-naming rights deal with Sport Direct owner Mike Ashley.
Madagascar's new rugby stadium has been described as a
"significant boost for the sport in the region".
Planning permission has been granted for the Newmarket
Stadium in Wakefield following an application process
spanning over two years.
Oxford United and London Welsh have held talks over bidding
for the Kassam Stadium.
Sheffield's Don Valley Stadium could face closure, to cut
costs for the local council.
The Washington Redskins are being accused of pumping in fake
crowd noise during yesterday's NFL Play-Off game.
The speculation regarding the Olympic Stadium's lease
continues but its use as a music venue looks set.
2012 was a year full of anticipation and exhilaration in the
AS Roma have revealed they plan to move to a new stadium
within the county's capital during 2016.
A deal has been agreed between First National Bank (FNB) and
the South African government over the naming rights of the
FNB Stadium during the African Cup of Nations.
Mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, has revealed plans to
demolish the Luzhniki Stadium and rebuild before the 2018
FIFA World Cup have been scrapped in favour of renovating
the current venue.
A $30-million upgrade is being planned for the Denver
Broncos' Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Mansfield Town have increased the capacity of their Field
Mill home by more than 1,000 for their FA Cup game with
Hull City may look to leave the KC Stadium if they win
promotion back to the Premier League, according to owner
ANZ have agreed a deal with the Fiji Sports Council for the
naming rights to the countries National Stadium.
Coventry City have held talks with Blue Square North side
Hinckley United about the possibility of playing at their
Coventry City are looking at the possibility of playing
their home matches at Northamptonshire stadium Nene Park.
The Georgia World Congress Center Authority has approved
terms for a new $1 billion stadium on Monday that would
replace the Georgia Dome and become the new home of NFL
franchise the Atlanta Falcons.
Basingstoke and Dean Council have backed Basingstoke Town
Football Club's plans to build a new £10 million stadium.
The National Football League have marked their intentions to
help the Raiders remain in Oakland by revealing they would
be willing to contribute funds to build a new stadium.
The former home of Darlington Football Club has been sold to
Darlington Mowden Park, a rugby club.
West Ham United have been given preferred bidder status to
become the new tenants of the Olympic Stadium.
Club Athletico Paranense have signed a deal with AEG that
will see the American-based company operate the Brazilian
side's renovated stadium, the Arena da Baixada.
The owners of West Ham United must agree to share the
profits from any future sale of the Premier League outfit if
they are to obtain allowance to move into the Olympic
The Olympic debut of the rugby sevens competition at Rio
2016 is set to be held at the Estadio Olimpico Joao
Construction on a world-class 50,000-seater stadium in
Jakarta will start next year.
Major League Soccer's plan to build a $300million stadium in
Queens is at "the finish line", says Commissioner Don
Sutton Council are renaming the Sutton Arena in honour of
Great British Paralympic gold medalist David Weir, it will
be rechristened the David Weir Arena.
A sprinkler malfunction at the Sun Life Stadium delayed a
National Football League last night.
English Premier League club Arsenal have agreed a new £150
million five-year sponsorship extension with Emirates.
Plans to replace the Sydney Entertainment Centre with a
12,000-seater stadium have been scrapped in favour of an
8,000 capacity arena.
Swinton Lions are closing in on a move back to the town
after playing outside of the borough of Swinton and
Pendlebury since their old Station Road home was sold in
Architectural renderings and funding details have been
confirmed for the CIBC Stadium at York University
Blue Square Bet North side Worcester City have revealed they
are keen to move in with near-neighbours Kidderminster
Designs have been released for a new National Stadium in
The county agency that operates the Reliant Stadium has
been sued by former Houston Texans punter Brett Hartmann
over a potentially career-ending knee injury.
Three men have been charged over alleged unlawful obtaining
of information regarding the Olympic Stadium takeover bids.
The Minnesota Vikings' possible new stadium may be halted by
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton who had helped push the plans
earlier this year.
English Premier League side Stoke City are set to improve
their home ground.
After their first 40-win season, Campbell University have
unveiled plans for new baseball stadium, which is to be
called the Jim Perry Stadium.
Rapid Solicitors have extended their stadium sponsorship at
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for 2013, their third successive
Lucozade have announced they will no longer be sponsoring
Linkin Park's tour to South Africa following an accident
outside the Cape Town Stadium.
The London Olympic Stadium could be closed until 2016
according to Dennis Hone.
The 2013 UEFA Women's Champions League final will be held at
The Bangkok Futsal Arena is not ready to host the 2012
Futsal World Cup according to FIFA.
Plans for a new £16.5million, 10,000-seater stadium in
Cornwall have been revealed for the first time.
Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes is still hoping
to build a new stadium for the London-based English Premier
The Japan Sport Council have moved a step closer to
redesigning Japan's new 80,000-seater venue by shortlisting
The National Football League have recently increased the
number of regular season games played on London soil to two
but conversations are being had to increase the amount
Scottish Rugby is in search of a sponsorship deal which
could see Murrayfield Stadium renamed.
St. Petersburg's new state-of-the-art venue under
construction on the Neva River is to be scrutinised by
auditors as part of a high-level inquiry into why it has
drastically exceeded its budget so regularly.
Aston Villa have become the first Premier League club to
publicly support a new campaign for trials of safe standing
areas in top-flight and Championship stadiums.
Robert Wojtas, director of Poland's National Sports Centre,
has been removed from his post.
Carlisle United remain in the hunt for a new stadium and
want another round of talks with the local council.
26-times Bulgarian champions, Levski Sofia have revealed
plans for a 28,000-seater stadium on their existing site and
hope to move in for their 100th anniversary in 2014.
Poland's sports minister Anna Mucha offered to resign over
the postponement of the country's World Cup Qualifier
against England last week.
Buffalo may be in line for a huge face-lift if a proposed
sports and entertainment complex gets the go ahead.
Follow our report on Saturday, Brazil's sports tribunal has
cleared Santos to host matches at its Vila Belmiro Stadium.
East Carolina's Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium complex was vandalised
over the weekend at a cost estimated at $35,000.
York City chairman Jason McGill is hoping the capacity of
the planned new community sports stadium can be increased.
A spectator has been critically injured after falling from
an escalator at a height of over 20 feet at Sunday's NFL
match-up between New York Giants and Washington Redskins at
the MetLife Stadium.
San Jose Earthquakes’ stadium build started in record
fashion as 6,256 people turned out to assist with the
Santos have been prohibited from hosting matches at its Vila
Belmiro Stadium by the Brazil's sports tribunal.
The newly-constructed HEC Internationl Stadium in Ranchi has
been approved by the International Cricket Council.
London's Wembley Stadium will play host to two regular
season NFL games as of next year.
1860 Munich looking to push ahead with plans for a new
stadium despite the absence of financial support from
Jordan investor Hasan Ismaik.
FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke is worried about the
slow pace of construction at some Confederations Cup
stadiums, saying Brazil has to "speed up" work to make sure
all six venues are ready in time for next year's tournament.
The Ivor Wynne Stadium, an 84-year-old venue in North
Ontario, will be demolished in December, giving way in 2014
to a new $145.7million facility that will be the new home of
the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
West Ham United remain committed to becoming tenants of the
Castleford Tigers may change their mind regarding the build
of a new West Yorkshire stadium, and re-develop their
current home Wheldon Road instead.
Airdrie United may step up to end Queen's Park's stadium
A.S. Roma President James Pallotta states the club will have
its own stadium by 2017.
Cheltenham Town chairman Paul Baker says the state of
current economic climate means it is not right for the club
to rebuild their main stand.
Olympique Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas is confident the
club's new stadium will be delivered on time ahead of the
Organisers have announced the potential venues for the 2015
Rugby World Cup and amongst those selected is Wembley
Stadium and the Olympic Stadium.
Payday lender Wonga will become Newcastle United's main
sponsor after agreeing a four-year deal with the north east
Newcastle United look set to sign a deal with payday lender
Major League Soccer have moved closer to finalising a deal
for a $300 million soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows -
Corona Park, Queens.
San Jose Earthquakes' MLS leading record has caused a
problem for the league as the MLS Cup final may now be
played in one of the league's smallest venues.
Leyton Orient owner Barry Hearn plans to change the club’s
name to London Orient if they are successful with their bid
to ground-share the Olympic Stadium with West Ham United.
Authorities of Samara have stated the construction of a
44,000-seater arena for the 2018 World Cup would cost $320
Plans to renovate the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium could see
the venue become a 10,000 to 15,000-seater football stadium.
New England's current attendance issues may be coming to an
end as the club have begun designing new soccer-only
Los Angeles' proposed return to the National Football League
has moved even closer this week as the city's council
approved AEG's plans for a downtown NFL-spec stadium,
already named Farmers Field.
Duke University have announced they are going to perform a
major renovation on Wallace Wade Stadium, the first notable
alteration since the stadium opened in 1929.
Brooklyn's new stadium was opened in style on Friday with
rapper Jay Z kicking off the party.
D.C. United's owner and general partner Jason Levien
promised to overcome the district politics halting a stadium
build when he took over in July and has found it to be much
easier than anticipated.
Liverpool's 10-year stadium saga may have come to a
conclusion as the Reds' American owners look set commit to
developing Anfield to a 60,000-capacity venue with 7,000
corporate seats, instead of constructing a new stadium.
Ugandan Baseball and Softball have been given a boost this
week as the sport's association (UBASA) is set to received
$100,000 from the Japanese Embassy to construct a modern
The Gaelic Athletic Association has announced they will
invest financially to modernise Pairc Ui Chaoimh and
Canadian Football League franchise Saskatchewan Roughriders
have moved closer to a new home as the city of Regina
announced a proposed 33,000-seat stadium.
The Cleveland Browns are exploring a possible improvement to
the Cleveland Browns Stadium.
2015 Rugby World Cup organisers have opened discussions with
the RFU over England potentially playing one group game away
from their usual Twickenham home.
Forsyth Barr Stadium chief executive David Davies said the
enclosed stadium was not to blame for South Africa's poor
kicking in their defeat to New Zealand.
A Kansas City Royals parking employee was shot on Friday
afternoon by a gunman who later turned the gun on himself.
Sydney FC and star striker Alessandro Del Piero have moved
their second home game of the A-League campaign.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup venue in Sao Paulo will include the
world's biggest LED stadium panel.
President of FIFA Sepp Blatter has stated Japan could still
host the FIFA Women's World Cup despite staging the 2019
Rugby World Cup in the same year.
Wembley Stadium, the home of English football, is reported
to be in advanced stages with five companies over a possible
naming rights deal.
Organisers of the 2015 Rugby World Cup have expressed their
desire to use the Olympic Stadium as a host venue during the
Michigan State University trustees have approved an $18
million stadium expansion.
West Ham United are reportedly wanting to convert the
Olympic Stadium, if they are awarded with the lease, into a
West Ham United and England legend Geoff Hurst believes for
West Ham United to become a bigger club they must move to
the Olympic Stadium.
Heavy rain and high winds caused part of an Indonesian
tennis stadium to collapse.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has cut handouts for
Zenit St. Petersburg's new stadium.
Oregon Ducks' impressive streak of selling-out home games
Sheffield United have re-named a stand after London 2012
Olympic gold medalist Jessica Ennis.
A spectator fell to his death during a pre-season Houston
Namibe's strategy to develop sports in the country will
include a 10,000-seater football stadium in the
south-western province, Angop.
The California Memorial Stadium has kicked off an impressive
$321 million renovation project that will revamp the
Jacksonville Jaguars have announced a deal that will see
them play a regular NFL season game at London's Wembley
Stadium from 2013 to 2016.
The Millennium Stadium has been praised by officials at the
London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games.
With the London 2012 Paralympic Games just under two weeks
away, the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has
released a further 45,000 tickets for general sale.
Major League Soccer is getting closer to an agreement with
state and city officials regarding the construction of a
25,000 seater soccer-stadium complex costing $300 million
located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, New York
Bangor City Football Club have announced they have signed a
three-year sponsorship deal with The Book People.
West Ham United are back on the trail of obtaining the
Olympic Stadium lease.
AFC Rushden & Diamonds have announced a new terrace will
officially be opened on Saturday 18th August.
The estimated cost of hosting Premier League football in the
Olympic Stadium has risen.
Anticipated renovations of the Dodger Stadium will start
this winter as stated by President and part-owner Stan
Inter Milan are moving closer to leaving the San Siro
which they share with Milan rivals AC Milan.
The problem of empty seats has plagued the London Olympic
Games but Brazilian organisers promise they will not have
the same issue in 2016.
Huddersfield Town's stadium has been renamed as The John
The Olympic cauldron has been moved to its news position in
preparation for the athletics.
Chelsea's potential move to a new stadium is wrapped in
further controversy after another Chelsea Pitch Owners
meeting ended with more frustration.
The Lincoln City Supporters Trust have got involved in the
club's 'Name Our Stadium' scheme by purchasing over a £1000
worth of tickets.
Bournemouth have revealed a deal to sell the naming rights
of their Dean Court stadium.
Ross County have re-named their Victoria Park ground as the
Global Energy Stadium.
League 2 Barnet will play in Harrow from the start of the
Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn says a groundshare with
West Ham United in the Olympic Stadium would be ideal.
FC United of Manchester's plans to build a new stadium have
New Oxford United chairman Ian Lenagan has stated the club
are hoping to buy the Kassam Stadium.
Saracens' new Copthall Stadium will host a match for the
first time on 16th February 2013 against Exeter Chiefs.
After 24 years of exile, Maidstone United Football Club have
A deal to allow Northampton Town to redevelop land around
their Sixfields Stadium has been agreed.
University of Washington officials have expressed their
comfort with the construction progress of Husky Stadium by
moving the first fixture forward.
QPR's plans for a new £180m 45,000-seater stadium are
expected to be revealed on Monday.
New plans for a multi-million dollar redevelopment of
the Westpac Stadium has been unveiled by the Wellington
Regional Stadium Trust.
Chelsea will not be building a new stadium at Battersea
Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes has said the
club are looking at three potential sites for a new stadium.
Liverpool's plans for a new stadium are on schedule.
The proposed NFL stadium in Santa Clara has taken another
Russia is to construct a world-class rugby stadium in
Monino, just outside Moscow.
UEFA have confirmed the 2014 Super Cup will take place in
The plans for a new French Rugby Federation (FFR) stadium
Stamford AFC have announced that they have been given
planning permission by South Kesteven District Council for a
new 1,500-seater stadium.
Brentford have purchased a site at Lionel Road in which they
plan to build a new stadium on.
FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell has stated stadium
renovations to Camp Nou will be put on hold.
Soccerex has confirmed that 80% of the exhibition space for
the Global Convention in Rio de Janerio has already been
Mississippi State University Athletics Director
Scott Stricklin anticipates the school will break ground
on an $80 million expansion of the Davis Wade Stadium.
Sheffield's Don Valley Stadium was the starting point for
day 39 of the Olympic torch relay as the flame travels from
Sheffield to Cleethorpes.
Castleford Tigers have vowed their plans for a new stadium
will continue despite Wakefield Wildcats' ground being
given the go-ahead.
The University of Missouri have revealed plans to upgrade
their Memorial Stadium.
F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has been approached about staging
a London Grand Prix in and around the Olympic Stadium.
Everton boss David Moyes has admitted he would be open to
sharing a stadium with rivals Liverpool.
Jubilant Wakefield Wildcats chiefs say the club’s future
is secure after victory in a planning battle over a new
Soccerex has announced the initial line-up of international
football legends that will be gracing this year’s Football
Festival on the Copacabana beach.
The Olympic Stadium has been named on a list of Britain's
best new buildings.
Planning permission for Wakefield Wildcats' new stadium has
A further batch of Olympic tickets to see sport at the
Olympic Park are on sale.
Liverpool’s main owner John W Henry has questioned the
belief that a new stadium will significantly improve the
Bristol Rovers have confirmed that plans for a new stadium
will be considered by South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) at
a meeting on 19 July.
It appears the long drawn out process on Bristol City
Football Club’s future home will take a little longer to
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and
Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has announced that the Olympic
Stadium will be transformed into the British countryside
for the opening ceremony.
Chelsea Football Club has failed in their attempt to build a
new 60,000-seater stadium at London's Battersea Power
Officials from Queens Park Rangers Football Club are
considering the future of their stadium as they look build
upon their first season back in the Premier League.
NRG Energy and The Kraft Group have started construction of
a futuristic solar canopy at Patriot Place that will provide
1 MW solar powered electricity.
The saltire flag will be allowed to fly over Scotland's
national football stadium during the London Olympics, after
confirmation from organisers.
Newport County have confirmed they will play at Rodney
Parade from next season.
Soccerex, the global leader for the business of football,
has launched a Fantasy League game for the 2012 UEFA
Discussions for Newport County Football Club to play at
Rodney Parade rugby ground will continue into next week
after the deadline was extended.
More tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Football matches at
the Millennium Stadium are now on public sale.
Doncaster Rovers Football Club could take over the
management of the Keepmoat Stadium if the Council agrees to
the recommendation of officers.
Hordes of angry Fenerbahce fans clashed with Turkish police
and occupied the pitch following a league title match.
Guernsey Football Club have announced that it could move
into its own stadium after gaining promotion again this
Wembley Stadium has announced it will host the 2013 Rugby
League World Cup semi-finals on the same day.
Chelsea Football Club has made a bid for Battersea Power
Station which could trigger a £1bn redevelopment of the
site in a brand new 60,000-seater stadium.
A host of celebrities and sports stars will celebrate the
opening of the Olympic Stadium with over 40,000 spectators
on Saturday 5 May.
Chelsea Football Club may well stay at their historic home
if local council officials can agree redevelopment plans of
the 42,055-seater stadium.
The public are being invited to give their views on plans
for the site of a Middlesbrough athletics arena.
Work has restarted on numerous venues in Brazil for the 2014
FIFA World Cup after a two-week strike ended.
With EURO 2012 in Poland and Ukraine fast approaching, UEFA
officials visited the two host countries on Thursday.
Bath City Football Club will play at Mayday Trust Park next
season instead of Twerton Park after a charity fundraiser.
Wembley Stadium has confirmed the appointment of two new
non-executive directors as the venue looks forward to the
fifth anniversary of its official re-opening this May.
The London 2012 Organising Committee has announced
improvements and alterations to the Mountain Bike venue at
Hadleigh Farm in Essex.
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club’s new stadium has
been shortlisted for four international awards.
Everybody from commercial directors to stadium suppliers
converged on Manchester last week for the Soccerex European
The Millennium Stadium will join iconic landmarks all over
the country by switching off its lights to support WWF's
Earth Hour today at 8.30pm.
Saturday 24 March 2012 marked the fifth anniversary of the
first official football match played at the new Wembley.
As the season enters its final straight, you can help secure
£30,000 for your club courtesy of a new competition from
UEFA has revealed the stadiums that will host the 2014
Champions League final and the Europa League final 2014.
Supporters of fan-owned FC United of Manchester are
celebrating after raising more than £1.6m to help fund a
new football ground and community sports facility.
Students and committee members from Youngstown City Schools
in Ohio gathered together to celebrate the start of $3m
facelift at Rayen Stadium.
Construction on the future home of Rotherham United Football
Club is nearing completion.
As Christchurch continues the painstaking process of
rebuilding after last year’s destructive earthquake, there
are optimistic signs of renewal are emerging across the
infrastructure landscape of the southern New Zealand city.
A 160-mile charity race ending at the Millennium Stadium
needs more participants for this year's event, to raise
significant funds for cancer research.
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club manager Gus Poyet has
criticised the playing surface at Keepmoat Stadium after his
side slumped to a draw at bottom of the table Doncaster
Chelsea Football Club has announced that any potential
redevelopment of Stamford Bridge is unfeasible due to cost
A £15m stadium project in Cornwall will not be funded by
any local council money it has been announced.
Today for the first time ever at Wembley Stadium, one brave
England fan upheld the leap year tradition of asking for her
man’s hand in marriage.
AFC Bournemouth has stated that the announcement of Seward
Motor Group entering administration will not affect the
After months of setbacks and delays, Bristol City Football
Club look set to begin work on a brand new 30,000-seater
Ross County Football Club has announced plans to install new
seating at their stadium in order to meet criteria for the
Scottish Premier League.
Wembley’s Greatest Event has been shortlisted for the
Sports Industry Award 2012 in the Best Use of Digital
Communications in Sport Category.
Swansea City Football Club's hopes of expanding their
stadium may have taken a blow after Councillors approved
plans for a new restaurant next to the site.
The company behind the success of the Telstra Dome in
Australia, Coventry's Ricoh Arena and Cardiff City's ground
has turned its focus to South Yorkshire's newest football
Bath City Football Club has come up with an innovative way
to increase revenue at their stadium.
Derby County Football Club’s npower Championship home
fixture with Nottingham Forest has been postponed on safety
Hopes for another NFL game in London have been dashed
following a legal dispute involving one of the teams, the St
Saracens Rugby Club has been given unanimous Council
approval to plans to revive their stadium increasing
capacity to 10,000.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club appears to have shelved
plans to move away after making a joint pledge with Haringey
Council for a major regeneration of North Tottenham.
The eighth and final venue for the UEFA European
Championships 2012 has been officially opened in style as
thousands of people attended a free music festival.
The Football League and Football Association have reached
agreement regarding the scheduling of the 2012/13 npower
Football League Play-Off Finals at Wembley Stadium.
Bristol will host the Women’s FA Cup Final for the first
time in May.
Newcastle City Council has called on Newcastle United
Football Club not to change the name of St James’ Park.
Bolton Wanderer’s Football Club will build a statue
outside its stadium in memory of former player Nat
Fulham Football Club have submitted plans to redevelop their
home at Craven Cottage into a 30,000-seater stadium.
Plans to build a new stadium for Worcester City Football
Club have been approved by the city council.
Derby City Council have submitted plans for a brand new
£20m multi sports arena in the city.
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club has announced plans
to expand its stadium and build new training facilities.
The last 12 months have been really exciting for both
stadium and sports fans alike.
Bangor City Football Club has played the last game at Farrar
Road stadium, its home for over 80 years.
Motherwell Football Club has called off its home Scottish
Premier League match against Dunfermline for safety reasons.
Manchester City Football Club plans for a brand new academy
and training complex have been backed by the council's
Rotherham United Football Club have announced their new
stadium will be called The New York Stadium.
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club has confirmed its
planning application for an extra 8,000 seats has been
submitted to the council.
Arsenal Football Club celebrated 125 years since they played
their first game this weekend and with it, the unveiling of
three new permanent fixtures outside the Emirates Stadium.
Construction of a 50,000-seater stadium in the Guinean
capital Conakry, will be completed by Chinese architects
Athletico Madrid have revealed plans to move away from their
current Vicente Calderon home as soon as 2015.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club have today announced
an unavoidable, weather-related delay with completion of the
roof on their Stan Cullis Stand at the Molineux.
Non League football club Forest Green Rovers are certainly
living up to their name after installing solar panels on
their stadium roof.
Basingstoke Town Football Club has announced plans to
relocate to a new £10m stadium.
Chelsea Football Club is now exploring the possibility of
building a new 60,000-seater stadium at Battersea Power
The Millennium Stadium has been declared the best rugby
venue of the year over competition from around the world.
Bangor City Football Club is looking for sponsors for their
brand new stadium which is currently being built of the
outskirts of the city.
Carlisle United Football Club has announced plans to build a
brand new 12,000-seater stadium.
St Helens' new rugby league stadium will be named Langtree
Park, it was revealed today.
England will face Sweden in a friendly in Stockholm next
year in the inaugural opening their new national stadium.
Chelsea Football Club has announced it hopes to secure a
naming rights deal before the start of next season.
MK Dons Football Club has announced plans to complete the
second phase of their stadium by the start of next season.
Manchester United Football Club has renamed the North Stand
at Old Trafford to commemorate 25 years of service by their
International Rugby League will return to Wembley Stadium
for the first time since 1997 when the second round of
fixtures in the 2011 Gillette Four Nations series take place
at the national stadium this autumn.
AFC Bournemouth has revealed it has failed with two attempts
to buy back its stadium.
Chelsea Football Club has failed in its attempt to buy back
the freehold of Stamford Bridge following an unsuccessful
general meeting of Chelsea Pitch Owners shareholders.
Rotherham United Football Club chairman Tony Stewart fielded
questions from the gathering press at the Guest and Chrimes
foundry site, following the first piece of framework being
put in place, declaring it “a big day for Rotherham.”
Manchester City Football Club look set to become even
noisier neighbours for rivals United as the club plans to
transform their stadium.
The London 2012 Velodrome has been awarded a prestigious
accolade that recognises the best of British design and
The American Express Community Stadium will get its first
taste of international football by hosting England Under-19s
against Denmark in a friendly on 10 November.
Premier League outfit Fulham Football Club has announced
plans to redevelop Craven Cottage.
Aberdeen Football Club's relocation to a new stadium at
Loirston Loch is making progress after the club put
Pittodrie Stadium up for sale.
Chelsea Football Club have moved closer towards building a
new stadium after announcing plans to buy back parts of
Stamford Bridge from supporters.
UEFA President Michel Platini has given encouraging words to
Ukraine as the nation is set to co-host Europe’s finest
football talents next summer at Euro 2012.
Northampton Saints Rugby Club has announced plans to
increase the capacity of their stadium to 15,000.
Sitting on a chair may not sound like an impressive charity
fundraiser but when you plan to sit on 33,597 at a football
stadium in Derby it becomes a little more cheeky.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has signed a planning
agreement to build a brand new stadium next to White Hart
Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club has installed 8,000
new seats at their home stadium.
York City Football Club’s hopes for a new community
stadium were boosted after the Football Stadia Improvement
Fund agreed to extend the terms of their £2 million loan to
The landlords of Cambridge United Football Club have
identified two preferred locations for a new community
The opening ceremony and the first match of the 2011 Rugby
World Cup in New Zealand kicks off in Auckland tonight in
the redeveloped Eden Park stadium.
The final countdown to the NFL’s return to the UK begins
on Sunday with the first full day of the new season and the
launch of public ticket sales for the International Series
game on October 23.
Thousands of runners will have the opportunity to be the
first person to cross the Olympic Stadium finish line
following the announcement of the National Lottery Olympic
Turkish professional football side Bursaspor has begun
construction on a brand new 45,000-seater stadium that has a
real architectural bite.
Bangor City Football Club has started construction of their
new 3,000-capacity stadium.
Aberdeen Football Club's plan to move to Loiston Loch
concluded in a 'no' vote by Aberdeen City Council but the
club have confirmed they will be investigating other options
for the a new home.
NFL Superbowl champions the Green Bay Packers has announced
$130m expansion plans for their stadium.
Tottenham Hotspur and Leyton Orient Football Clubs have been
granted a judicial review into the decision over the future
of the Olympic Stadium.
Cleveland Indians felt the ground move during their defeat
against the Seattle Mariners after a magnitude-5.8
earthquake has shook the east coast of the United States.
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats' has extended the naming rights
deal of their stadium for the next two seasons.
Construction on Aberdeen Football Club's new £38m home
looks set to begin early 2012 after the preferred contractor
Notts County Football Club will play Juventus in a friendly
to mark the opening of the Serie A club's new stadium in
UK Athletics has confirmed it will bid to host the 2017 IAAF
World Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium in
Oxford United Football Club has been on the receiving end of
vandalism ahead of their match against Bradford.
Arsenal Football Club has signed Carlsberg for the next
three years as its first ever official beer partner.
The Premier League has called off Saturday’s opening match
between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton Football Club due to
the recent riots in London.
Construction is complete at New Zealand’s Forsyth Barr
stadium in Dunedin.
Olympic organisers have announced chemical company Dow has
agreed to fund and make the fabric wrap around the Olympic
Glyndwr University has agreed to purchase Wrexham Football
Club’s Racecourse Ground and Colliers Park training
Football stadiums across England and Scotland have revealed
all in a price survey designed to find out the best value
Sheffield Wednesday Football Club has agreed an £8.2m deal
with Lindley Venue Catering to provide stadium catering.
With less one year to go until the opening ceremony of the
London 2012 Olympic Games, preparations are on track with
London’s vision to host a Games is set to become reality.
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club plan to increase the
capacity of their brand new 22,500-seater home.
Corby Town Football Club has revealed its new stadium will
be known as Steel Park.
The American Express Community Stadium for Brighton and Hove
Albion Football Club was among the winners at the Structural
Steel Design Awards 2011.
Glasgow Rangers Football Club is investing £3million into
their stadium to help improve the matchday fan experience.
Manchester City Football Club has begun a public
consultation on a proposed youth development and training
facility adjacent to their stadium.
Al Wasl Football Club has announced a total revamp of its
stadium and pitch in preparation for new coach Diego
Maradona's first season in charge.
Northampton Saints may have lost £1m in revenue during the
Heineken Cup rugby match against Ulster, a study has found.
The Washington Redskins have unveiled plans for an eco
friendly car park which will help generate electricity for
Liverpool Football Club has announced it will not rush into
any decision regarding a potential move away from their
Manchester City Football Club has renamed the City of
Manchester Stadium in a 10-year deal with an airline
One person has been killed and more than a dozen injured
following the collapse of a stadium roof in the Dutch city
Leicester City Football Club has agreed a new naming rights
deal for their stadium.
Wycombe Sports Developments Ltd has unveiled plans of a new
stadium and sports village complex in Buckinghamshire.
The Bulgarian Football Union has confirmed the venue for the
match with Wales on Tuesday 11 October 2011.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has applied for a judicial
review to continue their battle for the future of the
The Wales national football team will play two
internationals at the homes of Cardiff and Swansea City
The Amsterdam ArenA will host the 2013 UEFA Europa League
FIFA has expressed growing concerns over Brazil’s
readiness to host the World Cup in 2014.
The High Court has rejected bids by Tottenham Hotspur and
Leyton Orient Football Club for a judicial review into the
future of the Olympic Stadium.
FC United of Manchester has placed plans for a new
5,000-seater stadium on display for local residents.
Rotherham United Football Club has moved a step closer to
their new home as construction begins on the site.
Grand Valley State University has commenced work on a $5
million renovation and expansion project of their home in
Wembley Stadium has been chosen to host the 2013 UEFA
Champions League Final.
The Bristol City Supporters Trust handed council officials a
petition signed by more than 30,000 people to help push the
club closer to a new home.
The NFL’s San Francisco 49ers has reached its one-year
anniversary of the successful vote to build a new stadium in
the heart of Silicon Valley.
A Northamptonshire football club is looking for help from
stadia fans to name their new stadium.
Bristol Rovers Football Club has announced proposals for a
new stadium on the outskirts of the city.
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats has announced ambitious plans to
redevelop their home to safeguard their Super League status.
UKA and Gateshead City Council have been awarded the 2013
European Team Championships by European Athletics.
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club looks set to move
into their new home after construction on the venue has
After winning promotion to the Football League only a few
weeks ago AFC Wimbledon have set their sights on
redevelopment of their stadium.
New Zealand has celebrated a major landmark in preparations
for the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Sale Sharks are considering a move away from Edgeley Park to
help boost income for future seasons in the Aviva
Gold Coast SUNS opened the Metricon Stadium in style as
thousands of fans watched the club’s first training
session at their new home.
From chefs to waiting staff and kitchen porters to catering
directors, teams across the leagues gathered together to
celebrate success at the 7th Annual Official Football
The Secretary of State will not intervene in Bristol City
Council's decision to grant planning permission for a
supermarket to be built at Ashton Gate.
Heart of Midlothian Football Club has begun a joint study
with Edinburgh Council to consider future stadium options.
Swansea's Liberty Stadium will host its first competitive
Wales fixture when Switzerland visits for their Euro 2012
Corporate Football is offering the opportunity to make
dreams become reality with their forthcoming Experience Day
at the home of Chelsea.
Bristol City Football Club has welcomed the news that a
decision on their proposed new stadium at Ashton Vale will
be made within a month.
West Bromwich Albion Football Club has revealed plans to
increase the capacity of their stadium over the next three
Construction work on the London 2012 Handball Arena has been
completed – making it the third venue on the Olympic Park
ready for the Games.
Saracens Rugby Club look set to return to Vicarage Road
after following delays to their new stadium in Barnet.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has launched a judicial
review into the final decision of the future of the 2012
AFC Bournemouth has agreed a three year naming rights deal
with Seward Motor Group to name their stadium.
Western Michigan University and Bronco Athletics have
completed $2 million renovation work on their stadium.
Adelaide Oval is set to begin a $535 million redevelopment
into a multi-purpose stadium to open in summer 2013.
Hull City Football Club has unveiled plans to transform the
city’s KC football stadium into a £100 million sports
Wembley Stadium has launched the ultimate stadia fan
competition to win exclusive access to a Club Wembley VIP
box for 20 people to watch England take on World Cup
finalists Holland this August.
NFL’s Green Bay Packers are floating a series of stadium
expansion ideas including seatbacks, armrests, canopies,
premium seating, standing-room-only and loge seating.
Corby Town Football Club is offering football fans of other
clubs the chance to take in their last ever match at the
Rockingham Triangle on Saturday 30th April, against Hyde,
for just £5.
Plans to protect the site of Rotherham United Football
Club's 12,000-seater stadium from flood damage are set to
receive council planning later this week.
Mediation talks between Bristol City Football Club and local
residents over the site of a proposed new stadium have
Melvin Benn has been named as the new chairman of Wembley
Stadium after replacing David Bernstein, who was appointed
FA chairman earlier this year.
The Football Association will not take action against
Manchester United for damage caused to dressing room walls
after the FA Cup semi final defeat on Saturday.
Morocco will host France's Champions Trophy on 27 July.
Poole Town Football Club has received planning permission to
build a new football stadium.
Bath Rugby Club has announced a new proposal to increase the
capacity at their home in the centre of the city.
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club aim to end their
residence at the Withdean Stadium by securing automatic
Castleford Tigers Rugby Club has received planning consent
for a new 13,300-seater stadium in West Yorkshire.
Doncaster Rovers Football Club has been banned from training
on their home pitch before this weekend's Championship match
against Cardiff City.
Wembley Stadium looks set for another expensive
transformation after officials announced plans to rebuild
the iconic twin towers.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is demanding answers from
Olympic bosses following West Ham United's successful bid
for the 2012 stadium.
The grass was finally greener at the Olympic Stadium after
the final section of turf was laid marking an end to the
construction of the venue.
Costa Rica has unveiled a brand new 35,000-seater national
stadium in San Jose with a showcase International football
Castleford Tigers Rugby Club has announced it will leave its
current home in a £50m deal that will see the land become a
Liverpool Football Club’s new owners, Fenway Sports Group,
have been urged to announce any future stadium plans by
Chelsea Football Club has denied latest reports that the
Blues are looking to leave their Stamford Bridge home.
Manchester City Football Club has been granted permission by
the Council to sell the naming rights to their stadium.
Christchurch's AMI stadium may miss out on hosting Rugby
World Cup matches after damage caused by the 22 February
A man has fractured his skull after falling 15ft (4.5m) from
a railing at a football match between Scunthorpe United and
Nebraska athletic department has announced further plans to
its stadium expansion by increasing the capacity by 1,000
Cornwall Council has completed a feasibility study on
building a brand new stadium in the South West of England.
Warrington Wolves Rugby Club has announced plans to expand
their stadium to increase capacity by 2,000 for the 2012
Bristol City Council has granted planning permission for a
new Sainsbury’s supermarket on Ashton Gate stadium.
West Ham United and Newham Council's joint bid to take over
the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games has been formally
Norwich City Football Club has announced it will expand
Carrow Road rather than build a new stadium at a different
UEFA EURO 2012 preparations have reached another major
milestone after tickets go on sale in less than 24 hours.
Bristol City Football Club hopes of building a new stadium
at Ashton Vale took a big blow after planners recommended a
new supermarket be refused permission.
Aberdeen Football Club’s plans for a new £40million
stadium at Loirston Loch took a step closer today after the
council approved the development.
The 6,000-seater Velodrome has become the first London 2012
stadium to be officially opened.
Birmingham City Football Club has announced it will not move
away from St Andrews unless attendances improve.
UEFA has come under fire after announcing match ticket
prices for the 2011 Champions’ League final at Wembley
Stadium in May.
San Jose Earthquakes has announced the first step of the
construction process for their brand new soccer-specific
Gloucester City Football Club will submit a planning
application for a new stadium within the next two weeks.
The Scottish Football Association has confirmed Scotland
will play Brazil in a friendly at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium
on 27 March.
If you thought munching on a steak and kidney was part of
the football fan experience then think again.
West Ham United Football Club and Newham Council looks set
to take over the 2012 Olympic Stadium after the Games.
Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club has confirmed it will
redevelop Molineux at the end of the current season.
Albania will spend £51million on a new national football
stadium to meet both UEFA and FIFA requirements.
Tonight’s Super Bowl is expected to be the biggest yet
with a predicted attendance of 110,000, smashing the
previous record of 103,985.
Houston Dynamo has taken a step closer towards their new
soccer-specific stadium after an impressive ground breaking
Oldham Athletic Football Club's hopes for a new stadium took
a major blow after proposed plans to move to Failsworth were
rejected by the Charity Commission.
The Aviva Stadium has picked up four industry awards marking
an impressive first year of operation.
Besiktas Football Club plans for a new £103million stadium
have been approved by Istanbul’s cultural preservation
Marine Football Club will install a new floodlight system, a
130-seater stand and snack kiosk at the Arriva Stadium.
The long running dispute over the future of a plot of land
in Bristol looks set to move closer to a resolution after
both parties agreed a mediation meeting.
Brentford Football Club’s hopes for a new stadium look to
be fading after partner Barratt Homes withdrew from the
Lionel Road project this week.
PAOK Salonika has been fined £77,000 and ordered to play a
game behind closed doors after crowd violence during a
recent game with Olympiakos Volos.
A decision on the future of the Olympic Stadium has been
postponed by the Olympic Park Legacy Company.
UEFA has appointed Hyperactive Events to create its event
hospitality area at the Champions League Final at Wembley in
Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United Football Club have
both made final submissions to take over Olympic Park in
Crystal Palace Football Club has announced ambitious plans
of a return to their original home at Crystal Palace park.
Cambridge City Football Club has extended their lease of
Milton Road until May 2013.
Maidstone United Football Club hopes to raise £1.6m for a
new stadium at James Whatman Way by April this year.
Mozambique has officially received its new $57m national
sports stadium from the Chinese government.
Leicester City Football Club has re-laid the pitch at the
Walkers Stadium in a bid to help their push for promotion.
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Aberdeen Football Club will soon hear a verdict on their
ambitious plans for a new stadium on the outskirts of the
London 2012 took a step closer to completion after stadium
plans for Olympic beach volleyball have been approved by
Westminster City Council.
Hull City Football Club has confirmed it wants to purchase
the KC Stadium from Hull City Council.
Blackpool Football Club has announced the naming rights to
Bloomfield Road are up for sale.
Turkish football club Galatasaray, will open their new home
stadium with a friendly game with Ajax on January 15.
Chesterfield’s b2net Stadium will stage an international
match for the first time next month when England Under-19s
face Germany in a friendly.
MasterCard has announced a five-year naming rights deal for
the former Beijing Olympics basketball stadium.
A new 40,000-seater multi-purpose stadium in Ndola, Zambia,
is expected to be completed ahead of schedule.
Qatar’s successful 2022 World Cup bid was aided by a
500-seater demonstration stadium, which showcased innovative
2010 kicked-off with an aura of anticipation surrounding the
World Cup in South Africa.
Christmas has brought an unwanted present for FC Schalke
after heavy snowfall damaged the roof of the Arena
The Ricoh Arena has been named as the host for the FA
Women’s Cup 2011 final.
Macclesfield Town Football Club’s hopes of a new stadium
received a major boost after the council agreed plans to
regenerate the town.
FIFPro believes the 2022 Qatar World Cup should be held in
winter instead of the red hot summer of the Middle East.
Emirates Stadium will host an exciting International
Friendly match between two the world’s biggest football
nations on Wednesday 9 February 2011.
Casement Park looks set to transform into a 40,000-seater
stadium after budget plans were given a green light by the
Northern Ireland Executive.
Wakefield Wildcats have suffered a major setback to their
plans for a new stadium after planning permission has been
referred to the Secretary of State.
Liverpool Football Club new owner John Henry insists that
the Reds will not ground share with local rivals Everton, if
supporters oppose it.
Preliminary plans for rebuilding the Invercargill stadium in
New Zealand will be released next week after part of the
roof collapsed following heavy snow in September.
Clyde Football Club has announced it will leave its current
home at Broadwood and search for a new venue.
Northampton Town Football Club has given a "cautious
welcome" to the latest council motion passed towards the
development of their stadium.
Betfred has extended its sponsorship deal with Wembley
Stadium, which will see the company remain the venue's
official betting supplier until 2014.
MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman has vowed to increase the
capacity of stadium:mk to 32,000 within two years.
Nottingham’s hopes of a brand new stadium have been dealt
a major blow following England's failed bid to stage the
2018 World Cup.
Mansfield Town Football Club is discussing the possibility
of ground sharing with neighbouring clubs Alfreton Town and
Notts County after being locked out of their Field Mill home
on Thursday by landlord Keith Haslam.
FIFA has announced Russia will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup
while Qatar will host the 2022 tournament.
With less than 48 hours to go the hosts of the FIFA 2018 and
2022 World Cup finals will soon be announced to the world.
FC United of Manchester has been given planning permission
for a brand new 5,000 capacity stadium at Ten Acres Lane.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club hopes of redeveloping White
Hart Lane have received a massive boost after the Mayor of
London approved plans.
Rotherham United Football Club looks set for a new home
after the council granted planning permission for a new
12,000-seater in the town.
Blackburn Rovers Football Club is considering stadium naming
rights to bring in extra revenue and raise the profile of
the club’s new owners.
The Philadelphia Eagles will have a greener stadium than the
shirts after revealing aggressive green energy plans.
Michigan Stadium has completed the permanent stadium
lighting projects weeks ahead of schedule.
Construction is already underway on a £1m upgrade to
Institute Football Club's ground in Drumahoe, Northern
Everton Football Club has been granted planning permission
to build a £9million retail and administration development
at their stadium.
The Millennium Stadium turned blue to celebrate World
Wigan's DW Stadium has been announced as the venue for the
2011 World Club Challenge between the Warriors and
Australian champions St George Illawarra.
Saracens Rugby Club has confirmed it will look into
transforming Barnet Copthall Stadium into their new home.
Chelsea Football Club is considering building a new ground
on the soon to be demolished Earls Court exhibition centre.
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club is investing an
additional £2.7million into their new stadium to provide
extra 1901 Club seats and an additional supporters'
The Millennium Stadium has invested almost £3m on a brand
new state of the art audio and visual entertainment system.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has extended Lindley Group's
contract for public concourse catering until 2013.
Hearts Football Club has announced it will keep all options
open in the search for a new stadium despite detailed plans
for the redevelopment of Tynecastle.
Bristol City Football Club hopes of a new stadium received a
major boost after nearly two thirds of Bristol residents
support the plans according to a survey.
Kenya has closed two Nairobi stadiums following the deaths
of eight fans killed in a stampede on Saturday.
FIFA has warned it will not tolerate unethical conduct in
the bidding race to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
A stadium stampede at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi,
Kenya has left seven football fans dead and others injured
at a league fixture.
Planning permission for a new stadium for Wakefield Trinity
Wildcats' has been unanimously approved by the local
England appear to be interested in more than just hosting a
World Cup after they announced the six stadiums part of
their Under-21 European Championships bid for 2013.
UEFA has announced Sweden will host the women's European
football championships in 2013.
Saracens’ Rugby Club has ruled out a permanent move to
Wembley or the new Olympic Stadium.
Birmingham City Football Club is planning a £20 million
redevelopment of St Andrew’s stadium to push capacity to
The England World Cup bid team has pulled out of the race to
host the prestigious FIFA tournament in 2022.
Qatar has unveiled impressive plans of an 86,250-seater
stadium on a purpose built island as part of their 2022 FIFA
World Cup bid.
Bristol City Football Club officials visited Westminster to
meet MPs and discuss their new stadium project.
Ryman Premier League side Maidstone United Football Club’s
new owners have vowed to take the club back to playing in
Derby County Football Club's Pride Park Stadium has been
selected to host a prestigious international football
friendly next week.
Swindon Town Football Club has announced a £20 million
redevelopment of their home ground.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has registered an interest
in taking the brand new Olympic Stadium after London 2012.
Plans for delivering a new stadium for Wycombe Wanderers and
London Wasps took a major step forward as Wycombe Sports
Developments Limited revealed the preferred location.
The long awaited multi-million pound redevelopment of
Casement Park, Windsor Park and Ravenhill is moving closer
to approval by the Stormont Executive.
Notts County Football Club will now be able to play in front
of 17,271 fans after Meadow Lane after gaining a green light
by the council.
The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff is hoping to become the
UK’s first green stadium.
Birmingham City Council has approved a £12.25m revamp of
Alexander Stadium in the hope it will become the new home of
Real Madrid has begun replacing the playing surface at their
famous stadium after outspoken criticism by manager Jose
French club Levallois Sporting is set to name their stadium
after Chelsea striker, Didier Drogba.
Stadium construction for UEFA EURO 2012 has reached a major
landmark after Municipal Stadium Poznan was unveiled to the
The University of Michigan will spend $1.8 million to add
permanent lights at 109,901-seater Michigan Stadium.
Bristol City Football Club’s hopes of a new £92 million
stadium at Ashton Vale have been dashed after the site was
recommended for use as a town and village green.
Work is already underway at Allen High School's $59.6
million new stadium project.
The Pilgrims have announced their new £50million stadium
will become a reality even if they fail in a bid to become a
host city for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Feyenoord Football Club has unveiled plans for Europe’s
most environmentally-friendly stadium to be built in
San Jose Earthquakes has announced 360 Architecture will
serve as the architect of the club’s new football stadium.
Peterborough City Council has announced plans to re-develop
London Road that will see the stadium turn into an
The $60 million redevelopment at AMI Stadium has ground to a
halt as engineers inspect the structure for damage.
A $226 million revamp at Michigan Stadium is to be unveiled
on Saturday as the NFL season begins to take off.
The Fonte Nova stadium was demolished on Sunday as Brazil
prepares to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Brighton and Hove Albion fans have being given the chance to
leave a lasting personal legacy at the American Express
A brand new 18,000-seater stadium for Allen High School is
set to cost $59.6 million, which is just within budget
agreed by Allen Independent School District voters last
Renovation work is officially underway at the iconic
Maracana Stadium in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Dundee United Football Club's Europa League clash with AEK
Athens has been moved to a venue with a capacity of only
A six-man FIFA inspection team has begun a four-day visit to
assess England’s World Cup bid.
Bulldozers are set to pull down Hull Football Club's
historic former ground.
Paul the psychic octopus has become the latest celebrity to
support England's bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2018.
FIFA concluded a four-day visit to Russia to assess its bid
to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.
Formal bidding for the long term lease of the Olympic
Stadium has begun.
Brighton and Hove Football Club has agreed an £18 million
deal with Elior to provide catering at their brand new
stadium which opens next year.
New York Jets and New York Giants will meet for their
opening pre-season match at their new stadium tomorrow.
A planning application for Aberdeen Football Club's new home
ground has been lodged with the city council.
Saracens Rugby Club has announced they will play two more
matches at Wembley Stadium.
Chesterfield Football Club has been given the go ahead for
100% capacity crowds of 10,379 at the b2net stadium after
the Safety Advisory Group gave the green light.
Everton Football Club has announced plans for a state of the
art retail and administration development adjacent to the
Goodison Park stadium.
The Republic of Ireland's debut at the Aviva Stadium ended
in defeat after a 1-0 loss to Argentina.
Crusaders and Newington are set to announce a £25million
investment plan for a new stadium in Belfast, Northern
The brand new Aviva Stadium hosted its first match yesterday
in dramatic fashion.
Castleford Tigers has signed an agreement that guarantees
land for a proposed new multimillion pound stadium.
Trust Stadium Arena has installed New Zealand’s first
based-hinged lighting columns as part of an iconic new
Lancashire chairman Jim Cumbes has hit out at the England
and Wales Cricket Board for stripping Old Trafford of Test
A £3 million redevelopment at the King George V Bowl
stadium in Douglas has begun.
Bristol City Football Club’s plans for a brand new stadium
have taken a major hit after councillors refused permission
for a new Sainsbury's superstore at Ashton Gate.
Eight Premier League football stadiums have banned vuvuzelas
for the 2010/11 season.
St Helens RFLC’s dream of moving into a new purpose-built
stadium is being realised after the letting of the
Arsenal Football Club has announced the stands at Emirates
Stadium are to be re-named for the start of the new Premier
Chesterfield Football Club will train at their new b2net
Stadium[b2net-stadium-chesterfield/] for the first time
Vancouver Canucks has announced a new sponsorship and naming
rights deal for their new stadium.
Blackpool Football Club has switched their first ever
Premier League from a home encounter against Wigan Athletic
to an away match after concerns over their stadium.
As the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa draws to a close,
supporters and organisers will soon be looking to the next
tournament in four years time, in Brazil.
Bristol City Football Club will host an England Under-21
international friendly at Ashton Gate in August.
Colorado State University has announced $1 million upgrade
plans for Moby Arena.
The O2 Centre has installed a state of the art surveillance
system to help monitor security at one of the most popular
venues in UK.
Chesterfield Football Club are set to move into their brand
new £13million 10,300-seater b2net stadium on Monday 5 July
MakMax has been awarded the fabric roofing contract for the
$144.2 million Gold Coast Stadium Redevelopment at Carrara,
Morecambe Football Club is putting the finishing touches to
their new Globe Arena[globe-arena-morecambe/] home ready
for its official unveiling on 25th July.
The New England Patriots 1.3-million square-foot stadium
complex demonstrates the potential of solar energy in
Here is a roundup of the latest stadium technology
developments over the last few days:
Fans of Chesterfield Football Club will soon be able to
relax and enjoy a pint of real ale in their own little bit
of Saltergate in the Brampton area of Chesterfield.
Hereford United Football Club has been given the green light
by the local council to begin developments at Edgar Street.
Wembley Stadium has announced the resignation of Sports Turf
Research Institute after a controversial 13 months.
Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club has announced a
naming rights deal for their new stadium which is still
A six strong team of FIFA delegates will begin touring bid
nations for the 2018/2022 World Cup next month.
Oldham Athletic Football Club look set to press on with a
new stadium after being given another green light by Oldham
Brazil has dropped Sao Paulo's Morumbi Stadium as a venue
for the 2014 FIFA World Cup because the city failed to
provide financial guarantees.
Everton Football Club has been nominated in the Stadium
Business Awards 2010.
World Cup organisers say they will not ban vuvuzelas from
stadiums in South Africa, even though there have been
Chesterfield Football Club is to host a special auction of
Saltergate memorabilia at the b2net Stadium.
Sixteen people, including two policemen, have been injured
following a rush outside a South African ground holding a
World Cup warm-up game.
A firm of architects which led Preston North End’s stadium
redevelopment has landed a deal to transform Swindon Town
Football Club’s ground.
Imtech has been chosen to provide technology solutions for
Wroclaw Stadium in an 18 million euro deal.
The Ricoh Arena has been selected as the new Midlands venue
to host football matches for the 2012 Olympics.
Stoke City Football Club has confirmed they will not start
work to increase the capacity at the Britannia Stadium in
the immediate future.
Japan hopes to convince FIFA it should host the 2022 World
Cup by proposing an elaborate high-tech bid.
UEFA has named France as the hosts of the 2016 European
Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club has revealed plans to
transform Molineux Stadium for the 2014/15 season.
Livingston Football Club has announced a major new
sponsorship deal, which has seen the club's Almondvale
Stadium given a brand new name.
Newly promoted Blackpool look set to begin construction on a
new East Stand at Bloomfield
The Olympic Stadium has begun work on the playing field
marking a major landmark in the £537 million venue.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has been ordered to resubmit
plans for their new stadium after failing to incorporate
After 10 years of planning and a number of setbacks Saltford
City Reds have begun the build of their long awaited
Mbombela Stadium has been officially unveiled to the world
after South Africa stormed to a 4 -0 victory over Thailand
The new Aviva Stadium at Lansdowne Road, Dublin, was
officially unveiled to the world yesterday.
Hibernian Football Club has announced their new East Stand
is on schedule to complete.
West Ham United Football Club are reportedly holding talks
with entertainment giant AEG about possible a joint bid to
run the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 London Games.
Cornwall Council is taking a step forward in looking at the
potential for creating a new sports and events stadium in
Chesterfield Football Club played their final game at the
stadium yesterday marking the end of a 139-year legacy.
Colchester United Football Club has implemented a new
hospitality and retail system in its stadium.
Shrewsbury Town Football Club has given fans the chance to
name their new stadium.
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium at Antigua has been given the
green light to host international cricket after a 12-month
Aberdeen Football Club has announced dates for the public
will to inspect proposals for a new state-of-the-art
Sunderland Football Club's *Stadium of
Light[stadium-of-light-sunderland/] *has received national
recognition for excellence as a business and events
The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club has unveiled a new
state-of-the-art video board at Nat Bailey Stadium.
If you thought that the prawn sandwich brigade was killing
the atmosphere in football stadiums then think again.
Chelsea has announced a 100 per cent rate for recycling
waste at Stamford Bridge and the Cobham training ground.
Rotherham United Football Club has announced initial plans
for a new multi-million pound stadium to be built in the
heart of the South Yorkshire town.
Berlin’s Olympic Stadium looks set to host the German Cup
Finals until 2015.
Wembley Stadium has announced it will relay the pitch for
the 11th time since the new stadium opened in 2007.
Two bombs have exploded outside Chinaswamy Stadium shortly
before the start of an Indian Premier League cricket match.
Suniva have installed India’s first one-megawatt solar
panels on the roof of Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi.
Catalans Dragons have started £7 million renovation works
on their Gilbert Brutus Stadium.
Wembley Stadium has organized a crisis meeting to decide the
future of the playing surface after recent criticism.
Over 20,000 people gathered together to watch the demolition
of Texas Stadium yesterday.
Dizzee Rascal is set to play a Cape Town gig this summer in
South Africa as part of the Cool Britannia World Cup 2010
parties in the city.
AAMI Park looks set to finish on schedule after officials
announced the pitch has been laid and over half of the
stadium’s seats have been installed.
Leeds City Council has announced BAM Construction will build
the £55m Leeds arena.
Chesterfield Football Club's new b2net stadium at
Whittington Moor will create around 130 new full-time and
part-time jobs when it opens in July.
Manchester United Football Club has launched the new East
Stand seasonal hospitality boxes at Old Trafford.
Minnesota Vikings have stepped up their campaign for a new
stadium after relaunching their website designed to
encourage fan support for the project.
South Africa’s Premier Soccer League has announced Absa
Stadium will host the final of the Telkom Knockout Cup on
The San Francisco 49ers have moved a step closer to a new
$937 million stadium after a judge rejected two lawsuits
that could have derailed plans.
The main construction contractor building the Lviv Stadium
for the 2012 European Football Championship has been
discharged following slow progress.
Hampshire County Cricket Club are struggling to complete the
two new stands being built at the Rose Bowl following bad
Greenwich Council’s Planning Committee has approved the
temporary use of land for the London 2012 Equestrian and
Modern Pentathlon events.
The Olympic Delivery Authority has announced Olympic Stadium
is now at full height, marking a significant landmark in the
FC United of Manchester have revealed plans to build a £3.5
million new stadium in Newton Heath, Manchester.
Queen of the South plans for a new stadium took a positive
step forward after a meeting between Dumfries and Galloway
Housing Partnership and club officials.
Southend United Football Club have announced they will
finally begin work on their new stadium at Fossettts Farm in
The Bulgarian Football Union has ruled CSKA Sofia must play
their next three games at a neutral venue after a pitch
invasion during their league match at Lokomotiv Mezdra.
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Chesterfield Football Club has announced existing season
ticket holders have the chance to renew at the b2net stadium
before they go on general sale.
Partick Thistle has announced a £20 million plan to build
more than 100 flats at Firhill Stadium.
*Sunderland*[stadium-of-light-sunderland/] has announced
the club is considering selling the naming rights to
the *Stadium of Light[stadium-of-light-sunderland/]*.
South Africa is set to test their World Cup readiness next
month in the Cape Town International Challenge.
The International Cricket Council and the central organising
committee are requesting proposals from companies to provide
stadium signage services for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.
London has been shortlisted to host the 2015 World Athletics
Championships along with two other nations.
The soft opening at the Red Bull Arena has been postponed
due to adverse weather conditions.
Manchester City Football Club has announced plans to
redevelop the area around its stadium after signing a £1
billion agreement with the local council.
The Mbombela Stadium has relaid the playing surface for the
third time fuelling further criticism from South Africa 2010
FIFA World Cup sceptics.
Bristol City's dreams of a new stadium are even closer to
becoming reality after the Secretary of State announced he
will not intervene with the proposed plans.
Bristol City Council has approved plans to redevelop
Gloucestershire's County Ground to increase capacity to
Chesterfield Football Club has announced a new sponsorship
deal with Midlands Co-Operative for the b2net stadium,
currently under construction.
Salford City Reds plans for a new stadium have been given
the green light by Council chiefs.
Bristol City Football Club has taken another step towards
the reality of a new stadium as Sainsbury’s submitted
plans to build on the site of Ashton Gate.
Plymouth Argyle Football Club has announced plans to sell
their stadium to their holding company to help raise money
to combat escalating debts.
Sports Revolution has installed a new generation of
high-definition television (HDTV) networks in football
stadium across the UK.
Wembley Stadium is set to relay the pitch surface for the
10th time in three years.
Football fans should probably think twice about attending
matches in Greece, Sweden and Serbia as it is where they are
most likely to die from a heart attack.
It is only 100 days until the first game of the 2010 FIFA
World Cup in South Africa kicks off.
Northampton County Cricket club began works on building six
state-of-the-art floodlights this week.
Burnley Football Club has revealed ambitious plans to
redevelop Turf Moor and also build England’s first
2010 looks set to be an exciting year for Major League
Soccer as it expands to 16 teams, bringing with it a host of
impressive venues for the new campaign.
Oldham Athletic Football Club's hopes of new stadium have
taken a hit as they postponed the planned public exhibition
Major League Soccer club, Philadelphia Union has announced
their new stadium will be called PPL Park after agreeing an
11-year naming rights partnership.
Hibernian Football Club is set to begin work on a new 6,400
stand straight after the game against St Johnstone on
Wigan Athletic will relay the pitch at the DW Stadium at the
end of the month following weeks of criticism by various
players and coaches.
Old Trafford has come a long way since it first opened its
gates for Manchester United Football Club on 19th Feb 1910.
Chesterfield Football Club has announced a freeze on ticket
prices for their first season at the new £13 million b2net
A crowd of 108,713 filled Cowboys Stadium in Dallas to watch
the 2010 NBA All-Star basketball game.
Non-league AFC Fylde has unveiled ambitious plans for a new
£15m state-of-the-art sports facility including a new
NG Bailey has been awarded a £12million building contract
for the new stadium for Brighton and Hove Albion Football
Revised plans for Bristol City Football Club's new 30,000
all-seater stadium have been given the green light from
Bristol City Council.
Morecambe Football Club has announced their new £12million
stadium will be called the Globe
Arena[globe-arena-morecambe/] after sealing a £250,000
Premier League side Burnley have unveiled plans for a new
ground redevelopment at their current home, Turf Moor which
could also include the first University for football.
The first ever rugby union match at Twickenham was held back
in January 1910 when Wales were the visitors to England's
famous home of rugby.
Development plans for York's new community stadium have hit
a snag after it was revealed that the funding for the
project could be jeopardised by time-scales.
Arsenal Football Club have installed new luxurious dug-out
seating at the Emirates courtesy of Citroen, the team's
official car supplier.
Cardiff City Football Club is to sell two sites of land
around the stadium to raise money to pay off escalating
Demolition of the Giants Stadium got under way yesterday to
make way for the new Meadowlands Stadium which is scheduled
to be completed by April 2010.
The latest plans for Oldham Athletic Football Club's new
stadium were unveiled to more than 200 fans at a recent
event to showcase the proposed new stadium at Broadway,
Stirling Albion are facing eviction from their home ground
over unpaid rent and rates now totalling £100,000.
Everton Football Club have announced they are investigating
potential redevelopment of their existing ground Goodison
Park as well as a new stadium.
Arsenal fans can now watch matches live on a Sony
PlayStation Portable (PSP) and even watch goal replays in
A new squash an badminton stadium is expected to be
completed by March 2010 ahead of the Commonwealth Games in
Delhi, India later this year.
Women's Professional Soccer team Atlanta Beat have announced
that their new purpose built stadium will be completed and
ready to open in May 2010.
The Velodrome for the 2012 London Olympics is one step
further to completion after the last stage of the steel
structure was completed last week.
Hereford United Chairman Graham Turner has updated Bulls'
supporters on planned redevelopments at Edgar Street.
Rotherham United look set to return to playing in the city
after the club acquired land for their proposed new stadium.
Hungarian football club Ferencváros have announced plans
for a new 22,000 all-seater stadium to be built in Budapest.
Concerns over Tottenham Hotspurs's new stadium plans have
been issued by the government's architectural watchdog as
they have decided not to fully support the Premier League
club's plans which were submitted by the Northumberland
Hereford United Chairman Graham Turner is positive that
plans submitted to the local council will be accepted before
a committee so that ground developments came be started and
finished in time for the 2010/11 season to commence.
New Zealand's AMI Stadium was officially unveiled yesterday
after a $60 million redevelopment for the 2011 Rugby World
The Feroz Shah Kotla has been banned from hosting any
international matches until the end of 2010 after the
abandonment of a one-day international between India and Sri
Lanka on 27th December.
West Ham United Football Club's new owners, David Gold and
David Sullivan, are keen to move away from Upton Park in an
attempt to compete with the top four in the Premier League
and to allow more Hammers' fans to enjoy watching the team
The Miami Dolphins have agreed a five-year naming rights
deal for their home to be called the Sun Life Stadium just
in time for next week's Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl on 7th
The former National Hockey Stadium in Milton Keynes is being
demolished to make room for Network Rail's new
According to Managing Director, Christian Purslow at
Liverpool Football Club, it seems that the Premier League
club will have to seek new ownership before banks will lend
the club money to build a new stadium.
It has been confirmed that Peterborough United's ground on
London Road is now under new ownership.
The San Diego Chargers are one step closer to approved plans
for their new $800 million purpose built stadium on downtown
American Football is set to return to Wembley Stadium in
2010 as the San Francisco 49ers will face the Denver Broncos
on Sunday 31st October.
Cardiff City Stadium has become the first ground in Wales to
be invited to join the Healthy Stadia Network.
Luton Borough Council have confirmed that they will
endeavour to help Luton Town Football Club off the pitch by
agreeing to extend the current lease at Kenilworth Road if
they gain promotion back to the Football League.
Following the announcements of a £5 million loss last year,
Norwich City's majority shareholder Delia Smith has
confirmed the sale of Carrow Road is not an option to try
and recover funds to pay off a £23 million debt.
Everton Football Club and Liverpool City Council are again
locked in talks over a possible location for the proposed
new build of a stadium for the Premier League club.
Morecambe Football Club have unveiled a website about their
new planned stadium build.
The £24million redevelopment of Edgbaston Cricket Ground
looks set to go ahead as construction group, Galliford Try
plc has been appointed preferred bidder on the project.
The Conservative group of Northampton Borough Council have
backed Northampton Saints for their proposed deal with ASDA
to secure financing for a new North Stand at Franklin's
Chesterfield Football Club’s new b2net Stadium could be
used as a training base for one of the World Cup teams if
England stage the finals tournament in 2018.
Bath Rugby Football Club are close to unveiling plans for a
new stadium located away from their historic Recreation
There are plans in place for Gateshead Football Club to
build a new stadium in the next few years as local
entrepreneurs Graham Wood and Brian Waites look to take the
Blue Square Premier club into the Football League.
Following a satisfying World Cup 2010 draw, England fans can
be forgiven for once again reigniting their often ridiculed
optimism. An opener with USA, followed by showdowns with
Algeria and Slovenia would provoke hope of glory in South
Africa for even the most despondent of Englishmen.
2009 has been another difficult year for football clubs as
the effects of the global financial crisis have taken a
significant toll on clubs up and down the country.
Off-the-field events have dominated the news as many clubs,
large and small are facing financial meltdown following the
collapse of television money and advertising revenue.
Building on Liverpool's new stadium is set to commence in
2010 according to Councillor Warren Bradley of Liverpool
City Council who has been in talks with Liverpool Managing
Director, Christian Purslow.
South Korea's World Cup bid committee are proposing they
will ensure brand new state-of-the-art stadiums for the FIFA
World Cup in 2022.
Youth and Sports Minister in Azerbaijan, Azad Rahimov has
announced that a new 60,000 all-seater stadium will be
built to allow more profile events to be staged in the
Wasps' future in Rugby Union looks bright away from Adams
Park as the club announce that a new 20,000 all-seater
purpose built stadium will be built in High Wycombe.
The Turkish Football Federation (TFF) have announced the
selection of nine stadiums in eight host cities for their
bid to hold the European Championships in 2016.
Prince William will view the progress of development at
Aukland's Eden Park stadium when he visits New Zealand at
the beginning of the New Year.
The £13m development of Chesterfield Football Club’s new
b2net stadium at Whittingham Moor continues to remain on
target for opening in July 2010.
With a potential single Super League licence up for grabs,
there could be a fight on between local rivals Castleford
Tigers and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats as the later unveils
plans for a new £19 million stadium.
Seven stadiums in Belgium have been selected for the
Holland-Belgium World Cup bid for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Officials and organisers for the 2010 African Nations Cup in
Angola have pledged that the four new stadium builds will be
ready for the tournament when it commences in January 2010.
Residents from Gamston in Nottinghamshire are petitioning
against the proposed developments for a new 45,000
all-seater stadium on nearby greenbelt land.
The recent decision not to include Hull City's KC Stadium as
one of the host city venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup bid
has affected the chances of further expansion to the 25,000
all-seater stadium in the future.
The Maracana Stadium in Rio De Janeiro will undergo a $280
million facelift for the FIFA World Cup in 2014.
According to the owners at the Metrodome the cost to build a
new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings at the current site is
expected to reach as much as $870 million.
Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium in Haringey will be joined
by Wembley Stadium, Emirates Stadium and the Olympic Stadium
as the London venues for the proposed FIFA World Cup bids
for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.
The British Universities American Football League will move
to a new home venue in 2010.
Officials at St Helens Rugby League Football Club have
announced that the club will move into their new stadium
during the 2011 Super League season.
Eastern Counties League Premier Division side Wisbech Town
are set to receive a cash injection of around £50,000 to
help cover the costs of construction for their newly
A new study by Adidas has found altitude could have up to
five percent impact on the ball's speed at the 2010 FIFA
Aviva Stadium, the new home for Ireland's national rugby and
football team will open in Dublin in May 2010 with the
latest environmental certificate.
The Bradford Bulls' hopes of a new stadium were given a
massive boost as Chairman Peter Hood confirmed council
support at a shareholders meeting last night.
Mubadala Development, an investment arm of the United Arab
Emirates has announced preliminary plans to build a
60,000-seater stadium, located in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi.
Frédéric Thiriez, the President of the Ligue de Football
Professionnel (LFP) has issued proposed plans to build new
and renovate existing Ligue 1 club stadiums as part of their
bid proposal for the European Championships in 2016.
Newcastle United have confirmed that St James' Park has been
renamed in a deal that will run until the end of the 2009/10
Wembley Stadium may be forced to borrow money from the
Football Association to help keep up with repayments with
banks following the latest pre-tax loss of £31.1 million.