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Exciting football stadium developments to look forward to

Exciting football stadium developments to look forward to

Whilst Spurs may have been the latest side to unveil a new, multi-billion pound stadium, a host of top clubs throughout Europe are developing similar plans for the future.

Take Real Madrid, for example, who have recently unveiled their renderings for a €525 million renovation of the iconic Santiago Berbabeu.

But which other sides are looking to redevelop their existing stadiums or create a brand new setting in which to play?

The San Siro (AC & Inter Milan)

The San Siro is one of the most iconic football stadiums in the world, and one that's currently shared by AC and Inter Milan.

However, recent reports suggest that AC Milan were keen on moving to a brand new stadium after more than 100 years at the San Siro, as part of a €600 million project that will be based just a few hundred yards from the current site.

Whilst Inter have yet to confirm their interest in the move, it's expected that both sides would continue to share any new venue. To this end, the new stadium would feature separate entrances for the two sides' supporters, whilst the capacity would be likely to top 80,000.

The Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia (Atalanta)

Atalanta enjoyed a stellar 2018/19 campaign, as they finished third in Serie A with 69 points and earned a coveted place in the UEFA Champions League. They were also the league's top scorers, and there's no doubt that this is a club on the up.

As a result, it's little wonder that Atalanta are looking to begin renovation work on their long standing home at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, with the club having purchased the ground from the local council for €11.2 million.

These development works will increase the stadium's capacity from 21,300 to around 24,000 once completed, whilst sources have also suggested that the revised layout will include a commercial area in the underground part of the venue.

Selhurst Park (Crystal Palace)

In principle, Crystal Palace have already been granted permission to expand Selhurst Park, which was also the home of Wimbledon for a period during the 1990s.

The proposed works are quite extensive, as Palace will see the capacity of Selhurst Park increase by around 8,000 to more than 34,000. The main stand will also bear the brunt of the development works, and if everything goes to plan the revamped stadium should be ready for the beginning of the 2020/21 season.

However, the club remains locked in final talks with Croydon Council and the London Mayor Sadiq Khan, with official approval needed from both before works can commence.

Of course, the development work will also rest on the performance of the team. The Eagles have made a brilliant start to the season, featuring in a plethora of btts predictions, particularly after their latest 2-1 victory at the London Stadium against West Ham. If they can keep up that form, and even squeeze in to Europe this season, then expect plans to accelerate quickly.

Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium (Everton)

We close with some of the most exciting development plans in recent Premier League stadium memory, with the media having leaked plans for Everton's brand new stadium earlier in the year.

Whilst older fans may baulk at the idea of leaving Goodison Park (which has been Everton's home since 1892), the new stadium will boast a 52,000-capacity and will equip the Toffees with a home that suits both their standing and future ambitions.

The leaked plans suggest that the work should start by next year, and Everton may be ready to move into their new stadium by the beginning of 2023!

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