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Old 08-04-2010, 12:53 AM   #16
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Thats terrible. Why would anyone want to destroy Turin's biggest stadium?
because it was a hovel.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:41 AM   #17
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Thats terrible. Why would anyone want to destroy Turin's biggest stadium?
To build a new one instead.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:37 PM   #18
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Why is Germany such a tough market for U2?

AC/DC dominated the entire Republic on their last tour.
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That made me laugh quite badly

Sadly, It's true
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:17 PM   #20
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^ It is, and unfortunately I wasn't being ironic (although this has nothing to do with what the media have been unfairly saying about our economy) - this is a cultural issue within that comes from generations even from the times we were a monarchy.
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Why is Germany such a tough market for U2?

AC/DC dominated the entire Republic on their last tour.

Germany seems to be big into Metal, so U2 just isn't RAWK enough for mainstream rock fans. U2 has the same problem in the United States where they actually have less fans per capita here than any other developed nation. The definition of rock in the United States is either loud pseudo-metal screaming on mainstream stations or anything that doesn't deviate too much from Led Zeppelin on Classic Rock radio (where U2 gets almost no play whatsoever).
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:20 PM   #22
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so far so good, turino was sold out at 40,000 tickets. pretty good considering the capacity of the stadium is 27,994. that figure of course was from an article. billboard may be a little less or a little more, who knows. i'll bet that every show in europe will be sold out with the exception of istanbul, that one may be iffy.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:48 AM   #23
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because it was a hovel.
actually the stadium was beautiful...but completely useless

1)too big for Turin (despite being the home of Juventus that's the most beloved football team of Italy, in Turin the vast majoity of the people supports Torino that's the other team of the city and that's struggling in minor leagues)
2)watching a football game in Delle Alpi was simply a nightmare: the completely useless trackfield that ran around the football field actually made the view uncomfortable even from the best seats (you were simply too far away)...the consequence was a (sad) half empty stadium.
3)the rent for the stadium was too high...so Juventus decided to move from Delle Alpi to Comunale (now called Olimpico after the 2006 winter Olympic games)
4)after juventus moved from Delle Alpi the society that ran the stadium found that it wasn't profitable anymore (Torino FC couldn't afford the rent alone) so seeked an aggreement with Juventus. The soil was sold to juventus that decided to demolish the old stadium and build a new one (about 40k seats)
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2)watching a football game in Delle Alpi was simply a nightmare: the completely useless trackfield that ran around the football field actually made the view uncomfortable even from the best seats (you were simply too far away)...the consequence was a (sad) half empty stadium.
that's what i meant by hovel, to be honest. i can't bear athletics tracks in football stadiums when they aren't needed!
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that's what i meant by hovel, to be honest. i can't bear athletics tracks in football stadiums when they aren't needed!
yes, and why they decided to build a stadium for a football world cup (actually it was built for the 1990 world cup) with a trackfield is something beyond my comprehension. Definitely X-files material.

As for the thread newspaper here in Italy reported between 45k and 50k attendants..so technically a sell out.

As for the reasons of slow pace in tickets selling i think that the prices of the tickets are to blame. 180€+ for a tour already seen last year (with little or no changes) is simply crazy...recession or not.
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Torino had 45,000 according to this article: capacity of stadium 27,994

http://www.gazzettadiparma.it/primap...er_45mila.html


Frankfurt had 55,000 according to this article: capacity of stadium 52,300

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Hannover had 57,000 according to this article: capacity of stadium 48,933

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70,000 For Horsens Denmark according to this article: capacity of the stadium is 11,000, so 35,000 each night.


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70,000 For Horsens Denmark according to this article: capacity of the stadium is 11,000, so 35,000 each night.


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That's more than the population of Horsens.
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70,000 For Horsens Denmark according to this article: capacity of the stadium is 11,000, so 35,000 each night.
Impressive. Will be very interesting.
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According to this article there will be over 100,000 people for both helsinki concerts, a first for that venue. the actual capacity is 84,124 for both shows.

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