Yup, sell that to the Indian tribe whose territory and heritage is trampled on by the pipeline to Canada. They're not threats to EU preservation of soccer. Those are national matters and the UK tried as much as they could to do it their way. The Feyenoord Stadium has monument status, so our new stadium has to be built in another spot. Even if Feyenoord wanted to demolish it, they wouldnot get permission. To get monument status a building has to qualify for it. Simply being old isnot enough. The UK is notorious for their agency looking after heritage. I once watched a docu on a man (he was a famous actor or singer) who decided to buy a ruin of a castle that was crumbling down. The shit he had to endure from that agency was unbelievable by their demands on how things had to look like. The bloody thing would have been a pile of stones in a decade, but he wouldnot get permission to do anything if he didnot comply to their demands. So given the heritage culture in the UK I guess those stadiums didnot meet requirements.