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Football Stadia Development


We take a look at the recent developments in football stadiums from across the globe...

One glance at the top flight of English football shows many new stadiums have been developed in recent years. Arsenal, Swansea City, Stoke City and Leicester City are examples of teams who have moved to a new stadium in the past 20 years.

Tottenham Hotspur are also set to move into a brand-new stadium for the start of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign and other top clubs, including Manchester United and Liverpool have ploughed plenty of money into developing their stadiums to meet the needs of their supporters and the number of fans wanting to attend games.

New stadiums are not restricted to the Premier League and Bayern Munich and Juventus, two of the biggest names in European football, have created superb arenas in which to play the beautiful game and there have been plenty of reports suggesting Barcelona are about to follow suit.

By why are so many football clubs around the world eager to build new stadiums?

Capacity levels are a huge factor and some of the old stadiums simply cannot accommodate the number of fans wanting to attend football matches. Manchester United are a great example of this and as they became more and more successful under Sir Alex Ferguson, Old Trafford could not handle the number of people wanting to come and watch Manchester United play.

This led to the stadium being developed and the capacity increasing to allow more people to enjoy the game. The more fans coming in to watch the match means more ticket sales and with high ticket prices to watch the top teams around the world, football clubs are making more money than ever before.

Therefore, it makes sense to try and increase the capacity of the current stadium or build a new one.

New stadiums have the advantage of incorporating the latest technology and this includes free internet coverage around the ground. The Philips Stadium, home of Dutch club PSV Eindhoven, was one of the first in Europe to introduce free Wi-Fi and the new arenas being created, such as Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium, will feature full internet coverage throughout.

Some football fans enjoy betting on the match and this will allow live, in-play betting at the stadium but also others forms of gambling, such as new online slots. Many bookmakers offer casinos and new online slots are one of the most popular categories and fans attending football grounds with free Wi-Fi can access them without any fuss.

People around the world enjoy online casinos and Australian online slots are also popular. Fans at stadiums including the Etihad stadium, home of Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC's Allianz Stadium provide free Wi-Fi for football fans who can connect at half-time and play the latest Australian online slots before watching the second half.

Thanks to stadium development and the implementation of free Wi-Fi, football fans around the world can enjoy both live sporting action and new online slots at the same time.



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