StadiumDB Newsletter Issue 56 - from Russia to USA and beyond
Over the past week we've covered mostly Russia and USA, but thankfully nothing about Trump and Putin. Instead, the glorious finish of the World Cup and not so glorious cost of its stadia. In the US it's MLS mode as movement in D.C., New York and Miami is quite big. What else?
London London Stadium spent almost £450,000 on naming rights
Instead of getting a partner and gaining money, the loss-generating stadium only spent a significant amount on the search. Which comes on top of already bad financial estimates.
Miami Beckham's plan approved for referendum
As narrow green light as was possible, by just one vote, gave David Beckham the chance to lease Melreese Country Club without any counter-bidders. But the campaign is far from over.
New design The Arab dream in Belarus
They said Dynamo Brest was getting a stadium named after Sheikh Zayed, now we know how it might look. It seems investors from UAE are determined to build a football powerhouse just beside the Polish border.
New design Copy+paste? Not quite
The famous Polish village football club Nieciecza proved that a stadium meeting all major criteria can be built swiftly and economically. Now the city of Częstochowa could build an evolution of that stadium concept. But will they?
Stadia Designers Cup Time to create a stadium vision for Brașov!
Summer vacation season has begun, World Cup in Russia has ended, so now there are no excuses to not take part in fourth edition of Stadia Designers Cup which starts… now!
Volgograd Flooding damages stadium perimeter
Heavy rainfall washed away part of the public concourse around Volgograd Arena. The damage is significant, but is also assured to be repaired without burdening taxpayers.
New design Big changes coming in Ashdod
The Israeli premier league is about to get one more modern stadium, following a decade-long wave, reshaping the country's sports infrastructure. This time Ashdod is on the front line and it's going to be one of the most impressive stadia in Israel.
Russia 2018 Stadiums almost full, but no record
According to official data the World Cup managed to break 3 million spectators, but we argue that attendance data has been inflated. Even by FIFA's count, it was the smallest World Cup since 2002. Why?
- New stadium: Audi Field opened with a glitch
- New York: Two more options for NYCFC
- Miami: No decision on Beckham's stadium plan yet
- Report: Why is Russia's World Cup so expensive? (Part 2)
- Report: Why is Russia's World Cup so expensive? (Part 1)
- StadiumDB Newsletter: Issue 55 - Read our weekly digest here
- Tokyo 2020: Kengo Kuma on National Olympic Stadium
- Miami: Beckham sheds light and wins (some) support for stadium
- Turkey: Normalisation at Timsah Arena
- Russia 2018: Samara Arena among most expensive to maintain
- Belgium: Topping out, express works in Mechelen
- London: Millwall appoint AFL to expand stadium
- Naples: The great... no, it's just repairs for San Paolo
- Miami: Beckham's fifth stadium plan to be presented
- Aberdeen: Construction begins in Kingsford
- Russia 2018: Kaliningrad yet to have a business plan for stadium
- New design: Gibraltar's new football rock
- Kentucky: Louisville stadium now under construction
- Poland: Wisła Kraków threatened with stadium eviction
- Poland: Tender launched for Szczecin stadium
- Birmingham: Business case for Alexander Stadium still to come