Stadiums and arenas

  • 03.08.2018 /
    Analysis: The recent World Cup in football was named “the best ever” by the FIFA President. But from an economic point of view, its legacy is questionable. The investments surpassing 25 billion USD may turn out to be highly disproportionate to the benefits. Economist Matthias Fett looks at the numbers.
  • 25.06.2018 /
    Iranian women will be permitted to enter in Azadi Stadium tonight to watch their national football team playing against Portugal, A Tehran stadium manager said.
  • Photo: Wikimedia
    25.04.2018 /
    Abjeez, an Iranian girl band, released a music video calling on men’s support to end Iranian discriminatory ban on women in stadiums. The song is part of the public discussion of the ongoing campaign for Iranian women’s right to attend football matches.
  • Photo: Zaha Hadid
    17.08.2015 /
    With the prospect of runaway expenses, the Japanese government last month pulled the brake and launched a new design contest for Tokyo’s new Olympic stadium. But the debate about who is to blame for the fiasco continues.
  • Photo: Richard Messenger/Flickr
    15.06.2015 /
    While stadium construction is being shelved for various political reasons in Turkey and Saudi Arabia, Qatar is moving full steam ahead with its preparations for the World Cup, including the construction of at least eight stadia that would be dismantled after the tournament.
  • 08.05.2015 /
    Hosting the most compact Games ever has been one of Tokyo’s selling points since the city won the 2020 Olympics’ hosting rights. But as the Tokyo bid has had to realise, making a geographically compact event is not always economically compact.
  • Photo: photopop/Visit Aarhus
    19.01.2015 /
    Nordic Venue Forum will gather professionals in the venue industry for a two-day conference, taking place 14-15 April 2015 in Aarhus, Denmark.
  • 30.10.2013 /
    As much as 85 per cent of Danish and Dutch public investments in sport go into sports facilities like football fields, sports halls and aquatics stadiums. But simply building facilities does not make more people active and knowledge on how to make the most of the investments is sorely needed.

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