And if you know your his­tory... Seville sta­dium set to close

Evening Times - - SPORT -

SEVILLE’S Olympic Sta­dium – where at least 80,000 Celtic fans made a pil­grim­age for the 2003 UEFA Cup fi­nal – is to close be­cause of roof dam­age.

The Hoops took a mas­sive sup­port to Spain to cheer on Martin O’Neill’s side against Jose Mour­inho’s Porto, which the Por­tuguese club won 3-2 af­ter ex­tra time.

The of­fi­cial at­ten­dance in the Olympic Sta­dium was 52,972, with the vast ma­jor­ity be­ing Celtic fans.

The Olympic Sta­dium, which cost £110 mil­lion to build, was only in 1999, but it’s been a mas­sive white ele­phant and is now set to shut.

Its roof needs re­placed which would cost mil­lions to carry out and the sta­dium owner, the An­dalu­sian Sports Com­pany, has de­cided to moth­ball the sta­dium be­cause it’s rarely used.

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