Report: How much did Brazil spend on World Cup stadiums?
Cost overruns and ‘white elephant’ fears are a frequent title lately. But reality isn’t black and white – Brazilian stadiums are hardly the most expensive ever and some seem to be a really good deal for the taxpayers.
Berlin: Should Hertha abandon Olympiastadion?
Though the club draws large crowds regularly, its financially unstable. Local tabloid BZ sees the reason in Olympiastadion, which may be considered a disadvantage in competing with Bundesliga’s superpowers.
Their Euro: Sachiko (3)
Her heart beats for FC Tokyo, but every couple of years Sachiko books flights to experience football’s largest tournaments. Completely different experience than club football, but a very likeable one, she says.
Warsaw: Largest game of that kind
Euros have already been played at stadiums with roof covering the pitch. But never before was the attendance as high as in Warsaw’s opening game of Euro 2012. Crowd yesterday stood at 56,826 people.