Barcelona v AC Milan
Barcelona v AC Milan
If you’re afraid of heights or suffer from vertigo, the video above probably isn’t for you.
But if you love interesting stadiums or malls with sweet roofs, you’re in for a treat.
That’s a CGI clip of Serbian team FK Vozdovac Belgrade’s new rooftop stadium. Now, rooftop stadiums aren’t unheard of, but this artificial pitch sits atop an entire shopping center!
Imagine being able to go catch a football match, then heading downstairs to buy some new clothes and scoop an Orange Julius.
At first we thought parking on matchday might be an issue. But then we remembered that parking at the mall is always a nightmare, so what’s the issue?
Your move, Mall of America Field.
(h/t Who Ate All the Pies)
There have been many things thrown at players in the past - maybe the most famous being a pig’s head that landed just short of Luis Figo.
Based on this latest report out of South America, a pig’s head might be a welcomed sight. Fans of Real Garcilaso took it one step (or a handful of baby steps) too far at a Peruvian league match, when they threw soiled diapers at the Allianz Lima keeper. That’s foul, in more ways than one.
It is unclear as to whether the actual toddlers were at the stadium, but their diapers certainly made an impact.
Video (via 101greatgoals)
If you don’t score in an empty stadium, does that mean it never happened?
Unfortunately for Monaco, their 0-0 draw with Toulouse did happen, and resulted in their first dropped points of the Ligue 1 season.
The match on Friday was played in an empty stadium as punishment because of crowd trouble in Monaco’s final match against Le Mans at the end of last season. They beat Le Mans 2-1, securing the Ligue 2 title and winning promotion to Ligue 1, but fans rushed the field after the final whistle, and set off flares during the title celebration.
Despite not taking advantage of a weaker Toulouse team, Monaco is still off to a strong start in Ligue 1 as they sit atop the league, one point ahead of Lyon, Marseille and St. Etienne.
After a long 12 year wait, Major League Soccer may finally be returning to Florida.
According to The Orlando Sentinel, Central Florida’s two top mayors have agreed to a deal that could put a new soccer-specific stadium downtown and bring an MLS franchise to Orlando.
Orlando City SC needed a crucial $20 million — which has been committed to in this deal — to be able to build the stadium. As long as everything is finalized without issues, it seems almost certain that OCSC will be one of the four expansion teams MLS plans to have by the 2020 season.
Orlando has often been discussed as the place for MLS to make its return to Florida since the now-defunct Miami Fusion and Tampa Bay Mutiny bowed out after the 2001 season. This deal could make that dream a reality.
Of course, nothing is set in stone, and the agonizing wait continues a bit longer while for OCSC and their fans. The finish line, however, is certainly in sight.
(Images via SportGrid)
New York City FC is set to begin play in the 2015 MLS season, and it still doesn’t have a place to call home. However, leaked sketches for a new soccer stadium on Manhattan’s Pier 40 leaked on the internet, sparking rumors that it could be for NYC FC’s new arena.
It would make for one of the coolest venues in all of soccer, that’s for sure. T
Are you getting excited, New Yorkers?
Don’t. Actually, pump the brakes.
The images are apparently not part of the plan for NYC FC’s future home, but rather conceptual designs that MLS produced in the past when considering Pier 40 as a potential soccer stadium. Currently, there are no plans in the works for such an arena. Sorry.
However, if MLS would somehow reconsider the project, we’re sure NYC FC’s joint partners, Manchester City and the New York Yankees, would be more than willing to splash the cash to make it a reality. Just look at the thing! The club would then certainly be off to a good start in competing with the two other local teams — the Red Bulls and the Cosmos — for the city’s attention.
This post has been updated from the previous version. We apologize for any incorrect or misleading information.
MLS All-Stars vs. Roma
(Images via HKS Architects)
For the last several years, D.C. United has been a club in limbo, with rumors consistently swirling about potential moves elsewhere within the Washington, D.C. area, or even Baltimore, Maryland. That shaky footing, however, seems to be a thing of the past, as DC United announced this morning an agreement with the city has been reached to construct a $300 million soccer-specific stadium.
Since their inauguration, DC United have played in Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, more commonly known as RFK. While the stadium has a long history, it has also struggled to keep up with the now standard amenities offered in other stadiums around the country. As D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray recently said of RFK, the stadium ”was never suited well for soccer” and has ”become a real anachronism.”
Based on recently released images of the design for the new stadium, that should no longer be a problem.
Ahead of the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final between Olimpia and Atletico Mineiro, fans of the home side displayed an incredible tifo that stole the pre-game show.
The intimidating yet beautiful mosaic filled the stadium as Olimpia fans roared and fireworks burst wildly in the night sky. It was as intense a moment as you’ll find in world soccer.
The celebrations had begun before the game was even played. It is a safe bet, however, that they probably continued partying after Olimpia beat Atletico Mineiro 2-0, leaving the Brazilian club in a tough spot heading back to Belo Horizonte for the second leg of the final.
Surely, the Atletico Mineiro fans have something dazzling up their sleeves for the return leg.