Leicester City Football Club from England does have serious plans to expand the King Power Stadium in Leicester. The 32,000-capacity stadium opened on 23 July 2002. The plan is to increase the capacity of the venue and to upgrade facilities for the stadium itself. There are also plans to invest in the surrounding site to create an exciting events destination for the city of Leicester. Leicester City FC drew an average home attendance of 29,000 in their first league season at the stadium. In 2016, the club surprised when they won the world famous Premier League for the first time in their history.
Russia will host the prestigious FIFA World Cup, the world championship for national football teams, in 2018. The matches will be played in Kaliningrad, Kazan, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, St. Petersburg, Volgograd and Yekaterinburg. The Cosmos Arena in Samara will be one of the 12 venues. The venue failed to be ready in December 2017. Later, the stadium failed to be ready in March. The latest deadline for the opening of the Cosmos Arena is in April, a few days before the start of the FIFA World Cup. The future home of football club Krylia Sovetov won’t be ready by then, but it will probably meet the minimal requirements to safely hold a game.
New York City Football Club from the United States have plans to move to a new stadium with a capacity of 26,000. The costs for building the stadium are estimated at $700 million. It is the sixth proposal for a Major League Soccer stadium in the city of New York. Finding enough land to build a football stadium is very hard in the expensive city. NYCFC are currently playing their home games at the Yankee Stadium, which opened as the home of the New York Yankees, one of the major baseball clubs in the world.
Four years ago, the redevelopment of the home of FC Barcelona from Spain was approved. FC Barcelona, one of the most successful football clubs in the world, have been tenants of the stadium since 1957. The capacity of the venue is currently 99,000. The stadium’s record attendance was set in 1986, when 120,000 spectators showed up for a football match between FC Barcelona and the Italian football club Juventus. The planned renovation works include a larger capacity of 105,000 and a new stadium roof. The devilery date moved to 2023 and it might end up later. The expected costs of the renovation works are €630 million.