World War II bombs found at German stadium

May 30th, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Stuttgart, May 30 (DPA) Eighteen World War II bombs have been found under the pitch during a stadium makeover at VfB Stuttgart, the German Bundesliga football club said Saturday.
Most of the bombs were harmless and there was never a danger to players or fans, a Stuttgart spokesman said.

Munitions experts removed the bombs, but there was a possibility that more might be discovered as work continued, the spokesman added.

The club’s Mercedes-Benz Arena is being transformed from a general purpose stadium to football ground, which requires lowering the pitch and tearing up the athletics track alongside it.

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