Stadiums

How Pitch Dimensions Impact Different Styles Of Play

For better or worse, FIFA does not stipulate an exact size for a soccer pitch. There is, in fact, a massive range of acceptable soccer pitch dimensions, from 5,000 square yards (4,050 square meters) all the way up to 13,000 square yards (10,800 square meters). While the range is smaller for professional clubs, there is still a variance that can create quite a home-field advantage. 

Massive Earthquake In Mexico City, Club America vs. Cruz Azul Postponed

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City Tuesday. Reports of several collapsed buildings around the city have been confirmed by the authorities, and the Copa MX Round of 16 match between Club América and Cruz Azul scheduled for Tuesday night at the Estadio Azteca was postponed.

Here are some images featuring the Estadio Azteca after the quake.

Tottenham's New Retractable Pitch Latest In Long Line Of Cool Stadium Features

As more and more money is spent on football, stadiums become more and more complex. Tottenham Hotspurs' new venue will be the latest in a long line of transforming soccer stadiums, as the club showed off in a video on Thursday.

Tottenham wants its new stadium to be the go-to venue for NFL games played in London. The designers of the stadium have come up with a way to maintain a Premier League-quality grass surface while still supporting American football games.

Go Inside Atletico Madrid's New State Of The Art Stadium

It’s likely that a lot of fans were sad about the Vicente Calderón Stadium being replaced. Few stadiums had the character and sheer loudness of the Calderón, but the truth is that the people will get over it quickly.

The new Wanda Metropolitano is a 68,0000 seat beauty that cost €240million to build. It’s entire exterior and roof of the interior will be illuminated with the red and white of Atletico Madrid.

The first game in the Wanda Metropolitano will be September 16th against Malaga with the first Champions League game to September 27th against Chelsea.

10 Truly Bizarre Stadium Features That You’ll Need To Sample

Ah, the modern stadium. As the governor of St. Louis so eloquently put it, “welfare for millionaires.” In place of standing-room only paddocks exposed to inclement weather, we now have free universal wi-fi, luxury suites that place you next to the players and concession prices that’ll cause your rent check to bounce.

Fan-tastic. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Some features of modern stadiums are simply breathtaking or incredibly well-reasoned. Alas, some older grounds also boast truly unique features that make them a cut above the rest of the cookies. 

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