Bulgaria Reaches Deal With IFS, Gets New National Stadium In Sofia
German company IFS "has reached an agreement with the Bulgarian Football Union to build a new modern stadium in Sofia," according to Alexander Krassimirov of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The facility "will be built on the site of Slavia stadium and will be the national stadium for home games as well as being used by Slavia FC." The "seemingly on-off negotiations to turn the stadium talks into reality have ended positively." Construction of the facility could start "as early as the spring of 2014." The new stadium "will have a capacity for 33,000 spectators and will be used in Bulgaria's bid to be one of the hosts of Euro 2020." Originally it was proposed that Slavia "would share the stadium with CSKA Sofia, but the Reds categorically refused to leave their current home Bulgarska armia" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 1/16).