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Watch construction progress on the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hotspur FC has released its latest video chronicling progress on the club’s new London stadium.

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Watch pitch work underway at Wanda Metropolitano

Grounds teams prepare the surface at Wanda Metropolitano, the spectacular new home of Spanish soccer club Atlético de Madrid.

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MLS’s 22nd season features new teams and stadia

The 2017 MLS season will welcome two new expansion clubs in Atlanta United and Minnesota United FC, with both teams hoping to become the first expansion club to win the MLS Cup in its inaugural year since the Chicago Fire last accomplished the feat in 1998.

Atlanta United will play at Bobby Dodd Stadium, before moving to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium when the state-of-the-art venue opens in July. The 83,000-seat capacity of the new stadium will, most likely, be reduced to 40,000 for MLS games.

Minnesota United FC will join the MLS after six years in the NASL, allowing the team to easily transition a group of core group players into MLS. Initially playing home games at National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota, the team will move into a new US$200m, 21,500-seat stadium in 2018.

March 1, 2017

Written by Matt Ross


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