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OS named as Stadium of the Year


Filed: Tuesday, 7th March 2017
By: Staff Writer


It may have been beset by problems on the inside since West Ham United moved to Stratford last summer - but the Olympic Stadium has been named as Stadium of the Year.

The much-maligned arena, which cost in the region of £800million to build was this afternoon named as Stadium of the Year after beating off competition from 28 other nominees.

However even the organisers, Stadium DB, appeared to recognise that the news might come as a surprise to the thousands of West Ham supporters who flock to the stadium on a regular basis.




"We can already imagine the shock on some West Ham fans’ faces," read a statement confirming the news.

"Yes, their transition from Upton Park to London Stadium hasn’t been going smoothly (to put it mildly). But our Jury evaluated London Stadium from a different perspective, judging the challenge posed by transition from athletics to Premier League football.

"We kept in mind that the conversion after 2012 Olympics was done contrary to initial legacy plans and making a proper football stadium out of the Olympic venue was a tremendous task, if possible. The execution earned London Stadium its top spot!"

The list of nominees - which includes all modern stadia opened to the public during 2016 - was selected by a panel of five accomplished architects including Peter Bordas (Hungary), Przemek Kaczkowski (Poland), Mårten Leringe (Sweden), Robert Mankin (USA) and Andy Simons (England).




The ten stadia selected for the final were as follows:

* Allianz Stadion (Vienna, Austria): SK Rapid
* Cape Coast Stadium (Cape Coast, Ghana): Ebusua Dwarfs
* Dacia Arena (Udinese, Italy): Udinese
* Hard Rock Stadium (Miami, USA): Miami Dolphins
* Medical Park Arena (Trabzon, Turkey): Trabzonspor
* Olympic Stadium (Stratford, London): West Ham Utd
* Sivas Arena (Sivas, Turkey): Sivasspor
* Stadion FK Krasnodar (Krasnodar, Russia): FK Krasnodar
* Stadion Miejski (Bielsko-Biala, Poland): BKS Stal, Podbeskidzie
* Vodafone Arena (Istanbul, Turtkey): Besiktas
Read more at http://kumb.com/story.php?id=131050#0Kb2VdmTkWIDoGKL.99

'Stadium of the Year' is a non-commercial competition launched seven years ago by websites Stadiony.net and StadiumDB.com, both of whom specialise in football stadiums. It is the largest open vote of its kind.





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