• The Soccer Field That Disappears To Reveal a Football Field Below

    5 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    The world's top soccer teams want to play on a high-quality pitch made of natural grass. But the London-based club Tottenham Hotspur wants its shiny new stadium to host NFL games, too, and an artificial surface is better for the chaotic wear and tear of American football. To make one stadium serve both purposes, engineers at Sheffield-based SCX, creators of the retractable roof systems for Wimbledon's Centre Court, invented something out of the ordinary-the world's first retractable, dividing pitch, rolling out the natural grass to reveal an artificial surface below. Engineering Flair The...
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  • Gaza amputees tackle new challenge on the football pitch

    Gaza amputees tackle new challenge on the football pitch

    5 days ago - By Yahoo Sports

    "Today I can continue to play football," said Islam Amum, 27. Amum is one of 15 members of the only amputee football squad in the Gaza Strip. Aged from 16 to 40, they train every Monday afternoon in Deir el-Balah, in the centre of the coastal enclave.
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