Aerial time-lapse of new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

As fans of English Premier League soccer side Tottenham Hotspur FC await completion of their new state-of-the-art stadium, the club has released a time-lapse of how the 61,559-seater venue in London, UK, which is expected to cost over £1bn (US$1.37bn), has taken shape over the course of 2017.

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Southend United unveils fly-through video Of Fossetts Farm development

English soccer club Southend United FC has released a video showcasing the new Fossetts Farm project, a multi-use development which will include a new 21,000-seat stadium for the League One side.

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Locker room cameras to become compulsory

A recent announcement from the National Football League (NFL) has stipulated that all NFL teams will be required to install cameras in home locker rooms for the 2013 season. The teams will then have the option to play the video on the stadium videoboards during halftime and other breaks in play.

The announcement comes as part of an ongoing initative by the NFL to improve the experience for fans attending games at stadia. The locker room cameras will provide fans with footage and entertainment that they could not get at home. The league also has plans to make teams to show replays in the stadium of important plays during a game, such as fumbles and interceptions.

“The content will only be available in-stadium and will only be of the home team,” said NFL Executive Vice President Eric Grubman at the 2013 IMG World Congress of Sports. “You can show it or not show it.”

The decision was subject to much debate and concern. One owner asked the league to make installing the cameras optional. Another asked for the mandate, so that he wouldn’t have an issue with a coach. There also was concern that if some teams opted to show the video, it would expose teams that didn’t show the video.

“You can see the thinking and tension that goes on,” Grubman said. “At the end of the day, we talked to everybody and we’re going to move forward. We’re going to mandate cameras. We’re going to mandate replays, not just after a disputed call but after a whole series of important plays – fumbles, out of bounds. Now it doesn’t matter if you want your technician to favour the home team. You’re not going to have a choice. Why? Just listen to the fans.”


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