ETIHAD STADIUM _ 0012

The City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, England, also known as Etihad Stadium for sponsorship reasons, is the home ground of Manchester City Football Club, the fifth-largest stadium in the Premier League and the twelfth-largest in the United Kingdom, with a seating capacity of 47,805.

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Location Etihad Campus
Manchester
M11 3FF
Broke ground 12 December 1999
Opened 25 July 2002 (as an athletics stadium)
10 August 2003 (as a football stadium)
Expanded 2002–2003
Owner Manchester City Council
Operator Manchester City F.C.

Architect ArupSport (stadium design)
KSS Design Group (interior fitout)
Populous (stadium expansion)
Structural engineer Arup Associates
Main contractors Laing Construction Ltd. (initial construction)
Laing O’Rourke(stadium conversion)
Watson Steel Ltd. (steelwork construction)

Capacity 41,000 – 2002 Commonwealth Games
47,805 – Domestic football
45,500 – UEFA-governed football
60,000 – Music concerts

Executive suites 68
Record attendance 47,435 (Manchester City – QPR, 13 May 2012)

Field dimensions 105 by 68 metres (115 by 74 yd)
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PANATHENAIC STADIUM _ 0011

In 1894 a conference organized in Paris by Baron Pierre de Coubertin established the International Olympic Committee and decided to revive the Olympic Games. Following a proposal from the Greek representative, Demetrios Vikelas, Athens was decided to host the First Modern Olympic Games.

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The Panathenaic Stadium hosted the archery competition during the Olympic Games of 2004, and in October 2011 the special Olympics.

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OLYMPIC STADIUM SPYROS LOUIS _ 0010

The Olympic Stadium of Athens “Spiros Louis” is part of the Athens Olympic Sports Complex. It is named after the first modern Olympic marathon race winner in 1896, Spiros Louis.

IMG_3520Located in the area of Marousi in Athens, the stadium was originally designed in 1979 and built in 1980–1982. It was completed in time to host the 1982 European Championships in Athletics. It was inaugurated by the President of Greece, at the time Konstantinos Karamanlis, on 8 September 1982. It also hosted several events of the 1991 Mediterranean Games and the 1997 World Championships in Athletics, sought in order to prove that it was capable of hosting major sporting events after the failure of Athens to win the 1996 Summer Olympics.
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THE NOU CAMP _ 0009

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Camp Nou New Field, often referred to in English as The Nou Camp is a football stadium in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, which has been the home of Futbol Club Barcelona since 1957.
The Camp Nou seats 99,786, reduced to 96,336 in matches organized by UEFA, making it the largest stadium in Europe and the 11th largest in the world in terms of capacity. It has hosted numerous international matches at a senior level, including two UEFA Champions League finals and the football competition at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Location Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Built 1954–1957
Opened 24 September 1957
Renovated 1995, 2008
Expanded 1982
Owner FC Barcelona
Operator FC Barcelona

Surface Grass
Scoreboard Yes
Architect Silda VIP
Josep Soteras
Giulio
Project manager Jonathan Ackroyd

Capacity 93,053 (1957–1980)
121,749 (1980–1993)
115,000 (1993–1999)
98,772 (2005–2010)
99,354 (2010–2012)
Executive suites 23

Field dimensions 106 m × 70 m

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SANTIAGO BERNABEU _ 0008

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The Estadio Santiago Bernabéu is an all-seater football stadium in Madrid, Spain. It was inaugurated on 14 December 1947 and is owned by Real Madrid Club de Fútbol. It has a current capacity of 81,044 spectators.

Location Madrid, Spain

Built 1944–1947 (3 years)
Opened 14 December 1947
Renovated 1982, 2001
Expanded 1953, 1992, 1994, 2011

Owner Real Madrid C.F.
Operator Real Madrid C.F.
Surface Natural Turf
Construction cost 288,342,653 Ptas (€1,732,943)
Architect Manuel Muñoz Monasterio
Luis Alemany Soler
Antonio Lamela (Expansion)
Project manager Santiago Bernabéu Yeste

Capacity 81,044
Executive suites 245
Field dimensions 105 m × 68 m

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ALLIANZ ARENA _ 0007

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The Allianz Arena is football stadium in Munich, Bavaria, Germany with a 69,901 seating capacity. Widely known for its exterior of inflated ETFE plastic panels, it is the first stadium in the world with a full color-changing color exterior. Located at the northern edge of Munich’s Schwabing-Freimann borough on the Fröttmaning Heath, it is the third largest arena in Germany behind Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund and the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

Location Munich, Germany

Opened 30 May 2005
Owner Allianz Arena München Stadion GmbH
Operator Allianz Arena München Stadion GmbH
Surface Grass Pitch
Construction cost €340 million
Architect Herzog & de Meuron
ArupSport
Structural engineer Ove Arup & Partners

Capacity 66,000 (2005)
69,901 (2006–2012)
71,137 (2012–2013)
71,437 (2013–) (League Matches)
67,812 (International Matches)
Executive suites 106

Field dimensions 105m x 68m

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