Price Tag Revealed for New Moscow Stadium

Spartak has struggled to find a permanent home. (Getty Images)

Spartak Moscow’s billionaire owner says the new venue will cost $430 million.

“Absolutely everything will cost 14 billion rubles,” said Leonid Fedun, the club’s owner.

The
venue is scheduled to host matches as part of the 2018 World Cup. Club
rivals CSKA Moscow and Dynamo Moscow have built new facilities as well in recent years, though Spartak has struggled to find a permanent home.

The new stadium will be known as Otkrytie Arena
and is under construction in the city’s northern district of Tushino.

The name comes as part of a rights deal through which the team is already receiving money, according to Fedun.

The stadium is expected to open in July.

Orlando Officials Brainstorming Design

Orlando’s mayor and the chief executives of its new MLS franchise were in Kansas City to start getting an idea of what their new stadium will look like.

Buddy Dyer, the mayor of Orlando, and Orlando City Soccer Club president Phil Rawlins were among a group that attended a brainstorming session with architects from Populous, the firm hired to handle design work on the new venue.

“I’m a big believer in doing this – getting all the parties involved in the same room to talk about concepts and which way to go,” said Dyer, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

The group will discuss concepts for the new $84 million stadium the city has planned. It is known that the building will have 18,000 seats, a covered seating area, and a field that is open to the sky.

Town Hall Meeting Over NYC Stadium

A town hall meeting will be held next Wednesday to discuss the building of an MLS stadium to house New York’s second franchise.

The club is expected to begin play in 2015, playing its first few seasons at Yankee Stadium, a Major League Baseball facility, before moving to its permanent home.

However, some have raised questions about funding the new facility, something the meeting will seek to address.

The club is a partnership between the New York Yankees and Manchester City.

Brentford Chooses Developer

Brentford Football Club will have their new stadium developed by Willmott Dixon.

The
new stadium site, near Lionel Road South in London, will host a new
20,000 seat stadium for the club as well as 910 new residential
apartments.

The Hounslow council approved the site for the new
stadium last month, although final approval from the mayor and secretary
of state for communities and local government is still needed.

“We’re
delighted that Brentford Football Club has chosen us as preferred
bidder and are looking forward to these exciting plans that will deliver
a fantastic new stadium and homes,” Willmott Dixon Regen divisional
chief executive Andrew Telfer said in a statement.

“Alongside a
new purpose-built home for the club, these proposals will provide
facilities to benefit the wider community, attract further inward
investment to create business and job opportunities and enhance the area
as an attractive place to live.”

By
INSIDER’s Nick Devlin and Aaron Bauer


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