VOTERS TURNDOWN NEW ZURICH FOOTBALL STADIUM

Zurich will remain without a purpose-built football stadium after plans were rejected by voters on Sunday.

The decision means the highly-criticised Letzigrund athletic stadium will continue being the home of the city's two top flight clubs, FC Zurich and Grasshoppers.

A statement by the city government said: "The city council accepts the decision but regrets that the football city of Zurich will not have an adequate arena for a very long time."

Posted on 23/09/2013