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Exclusive: Pies In Prague – Sunburn, Shut-Outs And Six-Goal Pummellings On Opening Day Of CEE Cup (Photos & Highlights)

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Over the next week or two, Pies' man-in-the-field, Joseph Viney, will be in Prague to report in on the 2017 Generali CEE Cup – the annual international Under-19s tournament for club sides from Central and Eastern Europe (hence ‘CEE').

The View From Day One.

In its heyday, Prague's Strahov Stadium allegedly boasted a maximum capacity of anywhere from 220,000 to 300,000 once ram-packed to the rafters.

Atletico Madrid: Tom Cruise Drops By To Check On Progress Of Metropolitano Arena (Photos & Video)

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No hard hats? That's risky business (Photo: Atletico Madrid/Ángel Gutiérrez)

In town for the premiere of his new movie, 'The Mummy', teeny tiny Tom Cruise stopped by Atletico Madrid's new humble abode to check on the progress.

Cruise and fellow cast members Annabelle Wallis and Sofie Boutellawere given a VIP tour of Atleti's half-built Wanda Metropolitano stadium by Saul Niguez and club president Enrique Cerezo.

Pyromaniacs: Partizan Belgrade Fans Celebrate Winning Title By Lighting Flares To Create ‘Ring Of Fire’ Around Entire Stadium (Photos & Video)

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Photo: @SerbianUltras/Twitter

A triumphant 5-0 final-day victorysaw Partizan Belgrade secure the Serbian Super Liga title at the weekend, pipping cross-city rivals Red Star to the championshipby three points.

As is usually the done thing, the Partizan fans welcomed their teams eighthSuperLigawin by lighting a continous ring of flares around the entire stadium, giving the place a distinctly Dante-esque feel as the evening drew in.

Around The Grounds: With Atletico Madrid Due To Vacate After 50 Years, We Bid Farewell To The Vicente Calderon (Photos)

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The grand old Estadio Vicente Calderón by night, circa 1996

Pies are dusting off our 'Around the Grounds' series in order to bid a fond farewell to the Vicente Calderon stadium, home to Atletico Madrid for the past 50 years.

With the concrete crumbling, the roof shot through with holes and the dog-ears beginning to become fairly serious safety concerns, Atletico will be leaving their famous old abode at the end of the current season and moving to a shiny new bowl built on the site of the old ‘La Peineta' athletics ground just across town.

Arsenal: Mohamed Elneny’s Old Apartment Used To Overlook The Basel Stadium (Photo)

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With Mohamed Elneny signing for Arsenal earlier this afternoon, we thought it only right that we learn a little about the Premier League's newestEgyptian import.

Among all the facts, figures and statistics came an interesting snippet from a Guardian profile, which revealed that during his time in Basel, Elneny lived in a tall resedential tower building that was part of the stadium complex at St Jakob-Park.

Retro Football: Great Vintage Photo Of Nottingham Forest’s City Ground, Circa Early 1900s

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As part of the club's ongoing 150th-year celebrations, the Nottingham Post have dug out this corking vintage image ofNottingham Forest's City Ground stadium, as photographed from Trent Bridgeatthe turn of the 20th century...

As well as the rough footprint of the stadium and its environs being identical (not to mention the river traffic), the boathouses on the embankment are still standing to this day.

D.C. United

D.C. United stadium update, FC Cincinnati, and more: Freedom Kicks for 6/30/2017

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Metal going up, Minnesota going down, and bees!

Look, it's been a tough season for D.C. United fans. The team is out of the Open Cup, and making the playoffs will require a tremendous second half of the season. Saturday's game is huge, and it's followed by a brutal trip to Dallas to play a real contender in Texas in early July (so, basically on the sun).

Some Soccer News for Feb 17, 2017

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It's Day 48 of 2017.


It only took 13 years, but DC United finally has the all-clear to begin building their stadium. Finally! By Steven Goff of the Washington Post.

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MINNESOTA UNITED PRESEASON

MNUFC will introduce their uniforms tonight!

All the details of the new D.C. United stadium

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The most detailed information about the new D.C. United stadium is now here, straight from their submission to the Zoning Commission.

Two days ago, D.C. United officially submitted the information needed (specifically, the Planned Unit Development) by the District of Columbia Zoning Commission, which includes the most detailed plans to date for the stadium and stadium site at Buzzard Point.

Episode 167 – Old Geezers and a Low Budget

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Join the guys, including "the talent" as they look back ate DC United's past few matches, including the 3-3 draw in Jamaica and their recent play-off clinching win against New York City FC. The boys also talk about United and the District's recent stadium announcement and what it means for a new home for the Black-and-Red.

What if PPL Park had been built in Philadelphia?

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It's in Chester, but we can imagine a world where it joins the South Philadelphia Sports Complex.

With soccer specific stadiums currently being all the rage within MLS with DC United getting approval for their new stadium as well as Las Vegas passing a stadium resolution (contingent on the city getting awarded an MLS franchise), I decided to look at our own PPL Park.

Monday Freedom Kicks: Where's Maryland's College Cup?

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We look back at stadium progress and negotiations ahead of the vote, give a nod to Shawn Kuykendall, and celebrate PTA. It's the Monday Kicks.

Last week was kind of cool, and this week will be better? Come on man. So let's go...

Tenemos Que Ganar: D.C. United's everlasting stadium quest nears end - Planet Futbol - SI.

Videos

Boca Juniors: Slightly Concerning Footage Proves La Bombonera Actually ‘Rocks’ On Matchdays (Video)

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It's well-versedin footballing lorethat Boca Juniors' erstwhile stadium, La Bombonera, is said to 'rock' on matchdays.

Indeed, the relentless pogo-ingof the ever-bombasticsupporters atop the terraces cause a certain amount of sway.

However,Planet Boca have posted a snippet of slightly worrying footage recorded during a recent match that shows an entire stand coming away from the wall as it undulates back and forth.

Retro Football: Graeme Souness Plants His Enormous Galatasaray Flag In Fenerbahce’s Centre Circle, 1996 (Video)

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We can scarcely believe it, but it's now 21 years to the very day that Graeme Souness became an eternalGalatasarayfolkhero by driving their club colours into the centre circle at Fenerbahce's stadium.

Having been out of work for over a year, Souness took charge at Gala for the 1995/96 season and promptly guided the side to a fairly disappointing fourth-place finish in the Super Lig, or 1.

Retro Football: Original Artist’s Plans For Bolton’s Reebok Stadium Were Quite Something, 1994 (Photo)

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Burnden Park, as was (Photo: Legendary Football Grounds)

The year was 1994, and upwardly mobile Bolton Wanderers were preparing to up sticks and leave Burnden Park, their home forthe past 100 years, and into a new, all-singing, all-dancing and most importantly all-seater modern stadium.

Turkish Manager Hit With Stadium Ban, Hires Crane To Watch Play-Off Game (Video)

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By Chris Wright

Having been hit with a nine-month stadium ban for harassing a referee in an earlier game, the manager of Turkish third division side Corum Belediyespor was faced with the proposition of having to miss his side's crunch play-off againstDarica Genclerbirligi.

Revolution

Krafts Comment, Provide Renderings of Nixed Stadium Proposal

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Illustration credit: New England Revolution

One day after the Boston Globe reported that the Revolution's latest bid to build a Boston-based soccer stadium fell through, Robert and Jonathan Kraft issued a statement on the proposal, as well as artist's renderings of the proposed stadium.

Latest Revs Stadium Proposal Dead

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The latest proposal for a Revolution soccer specific stadium in Boston has been abandoned after talks between the club andUMass-Boston about school-owned property ended this week, according to a report from the Boston Globe on Thursday.

The Revolution, who've long eyed a move to the Hub, were in negotiations with the university in the hopes of securing land at the former Bayside Expo Center property on Columbia Point in Dorchester, Mass.

How Goldman Sachs Can Help the Revs

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Photo credit: Jeff Bernstein

Last week, Boston.com reportedthat the Revolution had hired Goldman Sachs to lead the financing of a new stadium in Boston and thatthebanking gianthad made a presentation to the city of Boston on the team's behalf.

When it comes to the Revolution talking about a new stadium, I am as skeptical as they get.

Report: Kraft Floats Idea of Public Funds for Stadium

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Would the City of Boston help build the Revolution a new stadium?

According to aBoston Globe report on Friday, that very question was recently posed to Mayor Marty Walsh by Revolution owner/operator Robert Kraft.

The report, which cites an anonymous source, details that Kraft has floated the idea of the city building and owning a $200 million stadium for the Revolution.

Talen Energy

Philadelphia Union announce new fan experience at Talen Energy Stadium

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It's going to be a lot different this year.

The Philadelphia Union announced yesterday that there would be some major changes to the game-day experience for fans, ranging from new forms of entertainment to new food and drink at the concession stands. For this opening weekend, there will be additional banners in the match walk out, and the game ball will be delivered from a skydiver who will parachute into the stadium to give the officials the ball.

Union rename PPL Park to Talen Energy Stadium

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PPL Park is now Talen Energy Stadium.

Information on the Philadelphia Union's website revealed that the stadium has been renamed.

In 2010, Union ownership and PPL EnergyPlus agreed to an "11-year naming rights partnership," which has a reported worth of $20 million.

Last year, PPL Corporation and Riverstone Holdings agreed to merge their energy providers to form an independent company that would operate under the name "Talen Energy.

AFP

Footballers’ plane crash deaths stun Brazilian home city

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Chapecó (Brazil) (AFP) Fans of Chapecoense, the Brazilian football club enjoying a fairy tale season until almost wiped out in a plane crash, gathered outside the stadium in shock and disbelief Tuesday.

All year the once struggling, impoverished club had delighted the people of Chapeco, a city of about 200,000 in Santa Catarina state.

UEFA orders Euro 2016 stadium pitch relaid

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Lille (France) (AFP) UEFA said Tuesday that the pitch at the Lille Euro 2016 stadium has suffered "irreversible damage" from bad weather and will be relaid after Wednesday's game between Italy and the Republic of Ireland.

"The extremely difficult weather conditions in the past few weeks (rain, humidity, lack of sunshine) have caused irreversible damage to the surface at the stadium," said a UEFA statement.

UEFA orders Euro 2016 stadium pitch relaid

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Lille (France) (AFP) UEFA said Tuesday that the pitch at the Lille Euro 2016 stadium has suffered "irreversible damage" from bad weather and will be relaid after Wednesday's game between Italy and the Republic of Ireland.

"The extremely difficult weather conditions in the past few weeks (rain, humidity, lack of sunshine) have caused irreversible damage to the surface at the stadium," said a UEFA statement.

Foreign Legion troops spat on police in Euro stadium brawl

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Nice (France) (AFP) Two Hungarian members of France's legendary Foreign Legion force spat on police who were trying to stop fighting in a Euro 2016 stadium, a French court was told Monday.

The two were among five Hungarians and a Slovak who received jail terms of up to six months for the latest violence to hit the European Championship finals.

Foreign Legion troops spat on police in Euro stadium brawl

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Nice (France) (AFP) Two Hungarian members of France's legendary Foreign Legion force spat on police who were trying to stop fighting in a Euro 2016 stadium, a French court was told Monday.

The two were among five Hungarians and a Slovak who received jail terms of up to six months for the latest violence to hit the European Championship finals.

EURO 2016

Russia out of Euro 2016 if more stadium trouble, says UEFA

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Paris (AFP) UEFA on Tuesday told Russia it would be kicked out of the European Championship if its fans cause one more incident of stadium trouble during the tournament.

Europe's governing body declared Russia responsible for the stadium disturbances, racist chanting and fireworks thrown during the Russia-England game in Marseille on Saturday.

Russia out of Euro 2016 if more stadium trouble, says UEFA

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Paris (AFP) UEFA on Tuesday told Russia it would be kicked out of the European Championship if its fans cause one more incident of stadium trouble during the tournament.

Europe's governing body declared Russia responsible for the stadium disturbances, racist chanting and fireworks thrown during the Russia-England game in Marseille on Saturday.

Internacional

Racist Inter fans force partial stadium ban

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Inter Milan have been hit with a partial stadium ban after Napoli's Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly was the victim of racist abuse at the side's last league meeting, Serie A officials have announced.

Koulibaly was subject to sporadic monkey chants from groups of hardline ultra fans in the Curva Nord section of the San Siro two weeks ago when Napoli lost 2-0.

Racist Inter fans force partial stadium ban

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Inter Milan have been hit with a partial stadium ban after Napoli's Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly was the victim of racist abuse at the side's last league meeting, Serie A officials have announced.

Koulibaly was subject to sporadic monkey chants from groups of hardline ultra fans in the Curva Nord section of the San Siro two weeks ago when Napoli lost 2-0.

English Premier League

Depay: Old Trafford is the biggest stadium I’ve played in 

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Memphis Depay made his debut for Manchester United in Saturday in our 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

Unlike the other debutants, Memphis didn't shine in his first appearance, with Louis van Gaal admitting that Ashley Young's form prevents Memphis from playing in his preferred position on the left.

Spurs told they can only use one stadium during redevelopment

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Tottenham have been told by the Premier League they can only use one temporary stadium during the development of their state of the art new arena....

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The Rest

Non-League: Forest Green Rovers Announce Plans To Build New Eco-Friendly Stadium Entirely Out Of Wood (Photos)

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Image: VA Renders/Zaha Hadid Architects (via Designboom)

National League side Forest Green Rovers have enlisted the services of Zaha Hadid architects to build them a snazzy new, all-seater stadium in the Gloucestershire countryside.

The new stadium, located just outside Stroud, will form the centrepiece of a new £100million "eco park" centred around sport and eco-friendly businesses.

Besiktas’ Swanky New Stadium Has Screens In The Back Of The Seats So Fans Can Watch Instant Replays (Photos)

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It was three years in the making, but Besiktas finally played their first game inside their brand new stadium last night after it was officially inaugurated behind closed doorsoverthe weekend.

This being Turkish football, the occasion didn't pass without incident, withriot police using tear gas to disperse aswarm of largely ticketless fans that congregated outside the Vodafone Arena.

Supporter move is part of bigger Houstonifying effort by Dynamo

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While some fan worry that the moving of the supporter group section is motivated by money Brian Ching says it's about growing the fan base.

Recently, it was announced that the supporter group section of BBVA Compass Stadium would be moving from right behind goal to the North End of the stadium in the 200-level seats.

Episode 172 – Dykstra and Despair

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With Bill Hamid out for 4-6 months it will no longer be "Hamid and Hope." 2016 may be the "Dysktra and Despair" year...

Deal reached for Toyota Field with hopes of bringing MLS franchise to San Antonio

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San Antonio might not be in the immediate plans when it comes to MLS expansion, but that is not stopping the city from preparing for a move to the leagueanyway.

The city of San Antonio, Bexar County and Spurs, Sports & Entertainment (SS&E) have reached an agreement to buy Toyota Field, home of NASL's San Antonio Scorpions, for a total of $21 million.

¿FIFA cambiará la ubicación del Mundial 2022 desde Qatar?

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¿FIFA cambiará la ubicación del Mundial 2022 desde Qatar?

por Andrew Bihl

Nota: Este ensayo fue escrito en11/03/14. Debido a esto, cualquiera información más reciente no está incluido.

En 2010, FIFA eligió a Qatar para anfitrión de la Copa del Mundo de 2022.

DC Committee on Economic Development Unanimously Passes DC United Stadium Act with Amendments

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Doug Barnes and David Rusk attended the Committee markup sessions on the DC United Stadium Act. Today two Committees unanimously voted to approve an amended Stadium Act, clearing the path for further hearings within the next several weeks.

by Doug Barnes, David Rusk and Tod Lindberg

Today Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser chaired the Committee on Economic Development, and this Committee unanimously passed the DC United Stadium Act (hereafter, called Stadium Act) with amendments.