Teams: Beitar Jerusalem, ISRAEL NT, Inter Milan,
I think we can technically allow the games to be in Jerusalem....no one is stopping us and there is no political charter that UEFA/FIFA is obliged too...afterall, they let seperatist countries and countries that no one recognizes (Tibet, Kosovo, North Cyprus, Greenland) to compete...... lets not make them look like morons and make rules as they go along.....besides...these "muslim" nations arent really going to play in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv or Beer Sheva anytime soon.......
As for the Teddy stadium, Gringo........you never been to it. You dont know the atmosphere or the drama that unfolds as you walk towards the teddy stadium with a packed stadium full of fans. For a stadium, in Israel that was built in 1991 like Teddy..it is impressive.... It was something quick to do and it paid off for Teddy and it looks good and for a long time it was one of the most premier stadiums.
Yes, it needs to be expanded, but there is alot of ifs and butts..... I personally dont like the way it stands right now and i think that the main problem is with the outer stand.. when that is fixed and another roof is made...i think it will look great. Plus the seats need to go..they are old..
Other than that....Stadiums get worn out pretty fast.
I live in Toronto and our stadium..the skydome at that time was the premier stadium in multi-use facility (basketball, soccer, baseball, hockey, soccer, racing, concerts, plays, etc...)
That was 1989....
Today, the skydome is over 20 years old and its still celebrated as a marvelous masterpiece. Unofrtunately, its name got changed and many people dont really care about it... New stadiums emerged in baseball which brought urban appeal and the love of baseball together....
I still love the skydome,but in baseball terms...it is one of the oldest stadiums around....I think the Chicago Cubs are the oldest (built in 1911). Other stadiums were built from 1992 and onward....