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The talk of a new stadium is not only exciting but very nervous for every football fan. West Ham have failed to adapt to life at the London stadium which emphasizes that switching to a new stadium is not always fun.

Various commercial and financial deals have seen naming rights sold to corporate sponsors. Fans on the other hand are attached to the old stomping names.

Here are ten football stadiums which are under construction-

1:Tottenham Hotspur

Current stadium: White Hart Lane
Capacity: 36,284
New stadium: TBA
Capacity: 61,000
Cost: £400million
Projected opening: Start of the 2018-19 season

Work has already begun in north London as Spurs prepare to see off a £400 million project which will house the largest single tier in the United Kingdom. The home southern stand seating 17,000, and an enhanced hospitality offering that will significantly increase match-day revenue.

The naming rights are yet to be broached in the Northumberland Development project which comprises of 579 new homes, a 180 room hotel, local community health care centre, supermarket and venue for 2 NFL Series games from 2008-2027.


Current stadium: Stadio Olimpico
Capacity: 70,634
New stadium: Stadio della Roma
Capacity: 52,500
Cost: €300 million (about £250million)
Projected opening: August 2019

AS Roma moved to Stadio Olimpico after 60 years of ground sharing with city rivals Lazio.

Stadio della Roma would be the temporary name for the new ground but its formal name, planned to open by August 2019, will be decided after naming rights are awarded. It is inspired by the Colosseum which will include luxury boxes and a 14,000 seat section for the Ultras and Cuda section of Stadio Olimpico.

It will be the only second stadium in Italy to be privately owned and financed after the Juventus stadium.

3:Atletico Madrid

Current stadium: Vicente Calderon
Capacity: 54,907
New stadium: Wanda Metropolitano
Capacity: 67,000
Cost: €200 million (about £170million)
Opening: Start of the 2017-18 season

Dalian Wanda Group will have its name at La Peineta’s new 67,000-seater ground from next season, with China’s largest commercial property company holding 20 per cent of the club’s share capital.

Atletico are on track to switch over at the start of the next season (2017-18) as their first two games will be played away from home so that they can carry on necessary tests in the new venue.

4:Hungary National Team

Current stadium: Ferenc Puskas Stadium
Capacity: 38,652
New stadium: New Puskas Ferenc Stadium
Capacity: 67,889
Cost: ‎100 billion Hungarian forint (about £275million)
Opening: 2019

The in construction new Ferenc Puskas stadium will receive a five star rating when it is finished in 2019 with a 67,889 capacity.

It will cost the Hungarian FA around £275million, according to the one of country’s politicians, Laszlo Vigh – and the Budapest venue is expected to be completed in time to host three games at Euro 2020.

5:Los Angeles FC

New stadium: Banc of California Stadium
Capacity: 22,000
Cost: ‎$350 million (about £280million)
Proposed Opening: 2018

The club will kickstart their MLS campaign in 2018 as The Banc Of California stadium their home venue in the American league. The £280 million expenditure will create 1,800 full time job opportunities generating about £2 million annual tax revenue.

It will include restaurants, retail, and conference space while concerts, festivals, and other community events can all be hosted at the new stadium.

6:Russia 2018 World Cup Venues

New stadium: Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
Capacity: 45,000
Cost: ‎€386m (about £330million)
Opening: 2017

Current stadium: Luzhniki Stadium
Capacity: 78,360
Capacity after re-construction: 81,000
Cost: ‎RUB 19 billion (about £250 million)
Opening: 2017

7: Other 2018 World Cup Venues

New Stadium: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
Capacity: 44,899
Cost: ‎RUB 16.76 billion (about £222 million)
Opening: 2017

New Stadium: Zenit Arena (Krestovsky Stadium)
Capacity: 68,000
Cost: ‎RUB 43 billion (about £570 million)
Opening: 2017

8: Bristol Rovers

Current stadium: Memorial Stadium
Capacity: 12,300
New stadium: UWE Stadium
Capacity: 21,700
Cost: £40million
Projected opening: Start of the 2018-19 season

They were relegated to the national league in 2014 but under the guidance of Darrell Clarke, Bristol have risen to mid table in the third tier. A new stadium can surely influence the morale in bringing the team to higher spirits.

9: Aberdeen

Current stadium: Pittodrie
Capacity: 20,866
New stadium: New Aberdeen Stadium
Capacity: 21,000
Cost: £50million
Projected opening: Start of the 2019-20 season

Unable to generate adequate matchday revenue, Aberdeen’s new home will see the club relocate near Kingsfordin the west of the city.

They were unable to expand Pittodrie due to lack of surrounding land. The Scottish Premiership outfit received outline planning approval for Pittodrie to be sold for housing development, but with architect’s The Miller Partnership is on board for construction of the new £50 million ground.

10: Brentford

Current stadium: Griffin Park
Capacity: 12,300
New stadium: Brentford Community Stadium
Capacity: 20,000
Cost: £55million
Projected opening: 2018

Griffin park has been a home for Brentford since 1904 and is one of the best atmospheric places in football league.

The Championship club look to push through plans for a new 20,000 capacity all seater stadium at a state-of-the-art arena complex in Lionel Road.

Harshwardhan Sinh Waghela
Harsh is a Psychology graduate from Mumbai’s Jai Hind college, no wonder then he always feels ‘Blue’! Currently he can be found tramping around Delhi with team FootTheBall. Supports Chelsea

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