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Why can’t people build stadiums in Italy? (Part 1)

Italy has no shortage of romantic football stories, from individual players, rich traditional clubs whose stories have been passed down for generations to iconic stadiums.

But at the end of 2020, the outdated facilities, the crumbling brick floor and the uncomfortable view from the stands are still part of the fans’ experience coming to the football field. Only four clubs have their own stadiums: Juventus, Udinese, Sassuolo and Atalanta. The remainder attempted to modernize or build their own ‘soccer sanctuary’, but were all thwarted by a combination of rigid bureaucracy and decision-making at speed. cow turtle. A report earlier this year found that 93% of the stadiums of Italy’s three highest leagues were owned by the government. The average age of these courtyards is 63 years, of which 42% are not equipped with roof.


To understand why the situation is so bad, we have to go back thirty years to the 1990 Italian Summer.

The country’s first boot-shaped World Cup since 1934 sparked a super project to build and renovate stadiums across the country. Exactly only two newly built stadiums are the Stadio delle Alpi in Turin and the Stadio San Nicola in Bari, but the rest are significantly upgraded to host the World Cup.

The San Siro is the most notable example: an additional stand was added to increase capacity, the roof was fitted and the iconic circular concrete blocks to this day. The Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Luigi Ferratis in Genoa, San Paolo in Naples and Artemio Franchi in Florence are also in the category of major upgrades.

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The planet’s strangest football stadium which contains an entire railway track

There is an unique stadium in the world being constructed next to both the train track still being available.
The home pitch of the TJ Tatran Cierny Balog Club (Slovakia) is undoubtedly the most interesting football field in the world with fairy-like beautiful scenery, along with a train track running right on the stadium.
TJ Tatran Cierny Balog must be a strange name on the worldwide football map. They are only an amateur team in Slovenia, but this team has the right to be proud of the unique home pitch that famous clubs like Barca, Real or Man Utd also cannot own.


As a local football team, TJ Tatran Cierny has a soccer stadium constructed right in the residential area, with only 2 spectator fields on each side of the football stadium. The fairy beauty of this football field is like the mythical movie with the spectacular jungle right behind the spectator sections. Not only that, the unique point of the TJ Tatran Cierny yard lies in the railway line located right inside the football stadium.
This means that the audience can watch the train running through with their naked eyes while watching TJ Tatran Cierny’s match.
“Think about how much you would enjoy it to go to TJ Tatran Cierny’s stadium, witness a train running through the stadium, along the boundary line in the middle of the match. Definitely this is the only stadium in the world which offers such an interesting experience “- Amusing Planet said.
The reason for this interesting unique point of TJ Tatran Cierny is that the above railway line was constructed in 1900. At that time, the stadium in Cierny had yet appeared.

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New Olympic Stadium in Tokyo Is Made of Wood

The New National Stadium of Japan is where the opening and closing ceremonies will take place and some competitions such as athletics, football of the Summer Olympics 2020. Nearly 2,000 cubic meters of wood from 47 provinces and cities were used to build this stadium.

Tokyo’s new national stadium was inaugurated in December 2019 after three years of construction, with a total construction cost of about $ 1.4 billion. The stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition, it will also be used for football matches and other athletics competitions.

Built on the base of the old national stadium, which was once used for the Omlympic Tokyo 1964, the new stadium has 5 floors and 2 underground floors with a lot of greenery around. This is a project designed by architect Kengo Kuma, who is famous for combining natural materials in his works.

Sharing with CNN, architect Kengo Kuma said the stadium was inspired by the architecture of Japanese Edo-era temples and nature. The Olympic Games have always been a symbol of the times, so with the 2020 Olympics, they want to create a work that expresses people’s thoughts about the environment and the earth. So they thought that the best material in this era would be wood.

The outdoor columns of the stadium are inspired by Gojunoto temple at Horyuji temple, the oldest wooden building that has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

On the 5th floor of the building, there is an outdoor walkway named Grove of the Sky with benches, flowers and trees on a height of about 30 m, stretching 850 m around the yard. This area will be open to the public on non-contest days or events. From here, people can zoom in to see the city, even Mount Fuji if the weather is nice.

With a capacity of 68,000 people, the stadium is designed in an oval shape with a roof made of steel and laminated wood that allows air to circulate easily, because the summer in Tokyo is very hot.