Thursday, February 08, 2007

Stadium News That Has Nothing To Do With People Getting Killed

Even before receiving the green light from the Italian government, allowing Juventus to play in front of their home fans, the club had presented plans for a new stadium to the Turin town council. The blueprints call for a 40,000-seater sans athletic track, to be built where the Stadio Delle Alpi currently sits. The go ahead for the construction of a new ground is contingent on the country being awarded hosting duties for the 2012 European Championship. Of course, this has been thrown into doubt by recent developments.

The initial cost estimate has been advertised as $156M, though there hasn't been any word as to who might be footing the bill. But you'd think that a number like that wouldn't be out of reach for the third-richest club in the world (hat tip/BL). [Juventus official site, FinFacts]

In other Juve news:
  • You never know how much you love someone until they're gone. [Calciomercato]
  • The plus side of playing behind closed doors. [Channel 4]
  • I wonder what the drunk-driving laws in Italy are like? [Channel 4]
  • Hasan Salihamidzic, like many in his profession, has had a tough road. [Guardian Unlimited]

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