Here are some wintery views of the new spotty stadium for Belarusian football club FC BATE Borisov designed by Slovenian firm OFIS Arhitekti, which is nearing completion and looks set to open later this year (+ slideshow). More
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: architect, designer and keen footballer Fabio Novembre takes us to the San Siro Stadium and discusses the cultural importance of soccer club AC Milan, the second most-famous Italian brand after Ferrari (+ movie). More
Movie: the base and sock lining of these lightweight football boots by Nike are made of castor beans, as explained in our next movie with the brand’s global creative director for the Olympics Martin Lotti ahead of this evening’s exclusive event at the Nike+ House of Innovation at Selfridges. More
Creditors of previous owners Treasury Holdings put the building up for sale in January. See abandoned plans for the site by Rafael Viñoly here and a more recent alternative proposal by Terry Farrell here.
Inside awards: as part of our series of Dezeen Talks filmed at the Inside awards in Barcelona, Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs talks to Andy Walker from Nike Football and Sean Pearson from RUFproject about the Football Training Centre in Soweto, which won the culture and civic category. More
Here's another football training centre (see Soweto training ground in our earlier story), this time a football academy for the junior team of FC Basel 1893 in Switzerland by Swiss studio Luca Selva Architekten. More
Soccer City in Johannesburg, reconstructed by architects Boogertman Urban Edge + Partners and global sports architecture firm Populous, will host the final of the FIFA World Cup, which starts next month. More
Dezeenwire: German magazine Form reports that industrial designer Konstantin Grcic has been appointed design consultant to German football club Bayern München - www.form.de Update 06/04/10: this was an April Fool joke and we fell for it! Hats off to Form magazine!