Alice no país das maravilhas

Feb. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Portugal, host of Europe's top soccer competition less than two years ago, is finding the $1 billion it spent on showpiece stadiums for the tournament is crippling the national game. The 10 arenas built or refurbished for the 2004 European Championship have turned into white elephants. They are victims of no-shows, fans who can't afford to buy tickets because of the economy's demise, and increasing maintenance bills that are hurting teams who play on the fields.

Five teams folded this season and four-fifths of clubs are late with salary payments. Last weekend, the nine top-flight games attracted 80,000 fans to stadiums that hold a combined 278,000, according to national league statistics. (...)

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Publicado por Manuel 08:13:00  


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