The PGE Arena Gdańsk is a multi-use stadium in Gdańsk’s Letnica neighborhood, Poland, which is going to be constructed for the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship. The stadiums’ exterior is designed to resemble amber; which has long been extracted on the Baltic coast. Construction started in 2008. The stadium have a capacity of 44,000 people.
To any passer-by they’re just four blokes chatting football over a pint. But these four sports fans are proving to be an instant internet hit thanks to their football ‘pubcast’. The group of colleagues have only released two editions of the podcast so far but they already have more than 1000 listeners across the world – enough to see them enter the iTunes charts for the most downloaded sports shows.
What’s plastic, a metre long, brightly coloured and sounds like an elephant? It’s the vuvuzela, the noise-making trumpet of South African football fans, and it’s come to symbolise the sport in the country. It’s an instrument, but not always a musical one. Describing the atmosphere in a stadium packed with thousands of fans blowing their vuvuzelas is difficult. Up close it’s an elephant, sure, but en masse the sound is more like a massive swarm of very angry bees. It’s […]
Dario Capogrosso, goalkeeper for Argentine second division club CAI, scored a vital goal for his relegation threatened team, earning a point at the death of their match against Gimnasia de Jujuy on Saturday. With a little help from the wind, Capogrosso scored off a free kick from 70 meters out that just went over the fingertips of the opposing keeper.