Football Notes: SC Freiburg Finds Location For New 35,000-Seat Stadium
Bundesliga club SC Freiburg "has found a location for its new stadium" and construction could start as early as '16. The new stadium "will be built in close proximity to the city's airfield." The area "is big enough to build a 35,000-seat stadium" (BADISCHE ZEITUNG, 4/22). ... Fans of Austrian football Bundesliga club Rapid Vienna "showed their frustration of the club's leadership by bricking up the door of the club's office in the night from Friday to Saturday." On top of the brick wall was a picture of club GM Werner Kuhn and the words "I'm not allowed to enter" (KURIER, 4/27). ... South American football governing body CONMEBOL "has launched an investigation into a wild brawl" after a Copa Libertadores match between Chile's Huachipato and Brazil's Gremio earlier this month (XINHUA, 4/27). ... Spanish government officials are looking at changing the law which states that a footballer has to turn 18 before his club offers him a professional contract. The law change would "bring the Spanish into line with a number of other countries and would protect clubs' financial investments in the development of youth players" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 4/26).