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John Oliver tears down publicly-funded stadiums [VIDEO]

On Sunday’s ‘Last Week Tonight,’ John Oliver spent close to 20 minutes breaking down what is wrong with the way stadiums are publicly-funded in the United States. He specifically pointing out how owners and teams regularly manipulate the cities they are in to gain financial rewards to build new stadiums, […]

Stadiums: Bloomfield Road

Blackpool FC play their home matches at Bloomfield Road and have since 1899. It has a capacity of 9,941. It is an all seater stadium and one of the smallest in the Championship. It is slowly being expanded to a capacity of 16,000 by around 2010. The pitch is 112 […]

Stadiums: Oakwell

Oakwell are home to Barnsley Football club. It is a 23,009 all seater stadium and the pitch size is 110×75 yards.  The home fans are house in the East Stand which has a capacity of 7,500 seats, part of the North stand, which opened in 1999 and is the newest […]

Premiership Countdown: 21 Days to Go

The number of authentic football stadiums in England is sadly dwindling. Gone are historic, but antiquated, stadiums such as Arsenal’s Highbury, Man City’s Maine Road, Bolton’s Baseball Ground, Middlesbrough’s Ayresome Park and others. And now, it seems, that another legendary stadium could be on its way out. This time, it’s […]

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Hiddink Is Right To Fear Barcelona, Not Just Messi

How do you stop the best player in the world, Lionel Messi will probably be keeping Guus Hiddink awake tonight as he prepares for his stiffest test yet as Chelsea’s interim manager. Whilst I appreciate the bravado that Hiddink is giving in regards to his own players, he is right […]

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